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Need Volunteers for Other Language Support!

Post by admin » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:01 pm

Hi all, I've been asked about us supporting other languages here.

I would LOVE for us to be able to help out in other languages but me (being a Stereotypical American) am garbage at other languages.

If you are fluent in another language and wouldn't mind stepping up when needed to translate please let me know.
I can make special user groups for each language that we have members who are fluent in so folks know who they can go to for help.

As for separate sections, I would rather keep the other language stuff integrated with the rest unless a true need arises.
Perhaps tagging the subject with the language so those who can help out can spot them better would help.

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Re: Need Volunteers for Other Language Support!

Post by Twiddybird » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:48 pm

I'm fluent in Typonese, Dirtinees, Gibberish and Gobbledegook if that's any help to anyone xD.. But seriously I think this is a wonderful idea, opening up this amazing forum to all nations and having it polyglot (multilingual) would help many and you never know, us English speaking members may learn a little something a long the way :D
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Re: Need Volunteers for Other Language Support!

Post by GuySBot » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:12 pm

Translation of most languages shouldn't be much a problem as a matter of fact my homepage is google translate . .

https://translate.google.com/?hl=en#

now I know its probably not the best translator but its convenient to me

Anyways there are very few languages it can't handle or be close enough to figure out . I'd just tell those who asked to
post in whatever language they want . . . or refer them to a translation page or program like google translate -

Basically I don't see where there is a need for alike imvu with all these sections
for other languages , its just too segregating and then the majority of users will never even look there so how will
they get help besides from the one person . Whereas say someone posts in Ukrainian - I can translate it and then
post not only the translation to English but a reply in Ukrainian . This way all can read it and everyone doesn't have
to take time to translate - problem there is I may not be here always if I go away it will need to be manned or grrl'd
by everyone and just translate it .

edit - then again I guess if you had sections titled in the languages it would encourage users to feel welcome and join
then post there - then again maybe not if they are all empty . .

Really most important there is to let anyone of any language know they are welcome
and not to be afraid to post in any language because its probably a stigma that they got yelled at for using poor English
or like a foreign language in other places - re-assure them perhaps in the welcome message that all are welcome . and
use any language . We just had the bad English topic here and everyone loved it so .,. I dunno what else to say but I
doubt it'll be an issue only again make It known . Problem there is if you add 56 languages to the welcome message it
will be about 12 pages long . :geek: I confuse myself more by getting involved sorry :oops: so maybe just add a link
to google translate to the welcome message .
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Re: Need Volunteers for Other Language Support!

Post by Daise2 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:52 pm

I am reasonably fluent in French, if no one minds a few typos etc 8-)
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Re: Need Volunteers for Other Language Support!

Post by vienaxia » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:24 pm

I'm fluent in Malay language :D
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Re: Need Volunteers for Other Language Support!

Post by Leilo » Fri May 19, 2017 9:25 am

I'm fluent in Afrikaans and Dutch :)
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Post by gaf210 » Fri May 19, 2017 1:38 pm

I can cover up pretty much everything in spanish if needed :)

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Re: Need Volunteers for Other Language Support!

Post by MandaMarie » Fri May 19, 2017 2:13 pm

I am pretty good with English, my gibberish though still needs just a little bit of work.
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