Actually, we looked at this in more depth, and I think it’s basically not broken, it’s simply not that intuitive. The documentation should be improved. I’d forgotten how it works and had to remind myself by looking at the code.
The resulting list of language tags are not selected individually but are used as the set of language tags that determine what topics are shown.
So clicking on a single language tag in the drop down doesn’t appear to filter the topic list by that specific tag and nor is this intended:
As an Admin, if you wish to use the whole Topic List as a way of checking through for untagged content languages, you must first clear the Content Language selection from your User Preferences.
I think the actions here should be:
improve the documentation.
document the functionality as part of a front end test.