Don't get me wrong: I understand the argument that the answer in almost all cases is "it depends". Nevertheless, many people do want some advice on the applicability of various languages in the real world and it seems to me that programmers is the place to ask.
I think there is a meta-question that most people who ask this question have: "How much value is there to my career if I learn another language?" or, maybe, "does it really matter that much which languages I know?"
Again: I understand that this is localised and may be specific to a person's individual circumstances, but it also seems that it would be really helpful to a bunch of people to have an answer that says "knowing languages is good" rather than "don't ask that; it's off-topic".
I guess I'm asking how we can help those people who are trying to make an important decision about their career development but don't have the industry experience to know that it's not quite the right question to be asking. They are asking for mentorship and I don't think immediately closing the question is helpful or encouraging.
Is there a better place we can refer these questions to? I don't see any stack sites that would be more appropriate.