Re: group slugs when i18n environment
No one is forcing you to use WordPress and BuddyPress, and if it doesn’t suit your particular needs then it isn’t the right tool for the job, and that’s okay.
Multilingual blogging and content management is a relatively new need, and as more people speak up and help out in areas of need, things like this eventually do make it into the core product
Remember that there are very few people that can do multilingual development, and even less that can do it well. It isn’t that no one cares, it isn’t due to lack of funding (you mean people get paid to do this? ), it isn’t because the need isn’t obvious, it’s because things are prioritized in the order that the WordPress community votes on, and for 2.9 the votes said media was the top priority.
We’ll get there, I promise. But before we can do that, we need to finish some of the work we’ve already got first.