A comment on a recent question contained the following text:
This is not an example of text which learners should be interested in - it's just fatuous drivel written in non-standard English.
This is troubling to me. I can divide this into three points:
- Learners shouldn't be interested in this text
- This text is fatuous drivel
- This text is non-standard English
I don't think it's appropriate for commenters or answerers to decide point 1 on behalf of askers. As language learners, we find things we're interested in so we can stay motivated and keep making progress. Learning a language takes years upon years of effort, and staying motivated is one of the key challenges facing ELLs. I think learners should decide for themselves what they're interested in.
I don't think point 2 is appropriate, either. It's needlessly judgmental and could discourage the asker from participating further in the site.
Point 3 is the only one I feel is appropriate. Comments like these would be better written in a neutral fashion:
This is a question about non-standard English, which I don't believe should be the focus of this site.