Language topics/forums

  1. 7 years ago

    I love this forum, but there's a problem:
    there is one forum for all the languages.

    sungha-jung-t72.html

    I suggest either a different forum for all the languages,
    or a symbol (or the sort of that) that says what language it is in.
    Like the Sungha Jung post would have a French flag next to it indicating that it's a French language topic.

  2. Per the forum rules, threads are required to be written in english, but i personally dont see a reason why introductions couldnt be made in users native languages however UT will have the final say on this one.

    The reason for the rule is it creates a moderation nightmare because the forum would need a seperate mod team for each language which would be incredibly difficult to manage.

  3. i will tipe in portuguese hahaha joke, but i prefer all the members using english, its simple

  4. UT

    2 Aug 2012 Administrator

    Cool idea but it will result in a moderation nightmare...
    We're French, we understand German and Spanish so it's not a problem for us if you write in French, German or Spanish. But if we authorize some extra languages it's better to authorize them all. And unless we have a moderator for each language, it's unfortunately not possible. We keep this idea in mind, but at the moment it's too complicated.

  5. regarding language...
    I struggle with English....
    By the way... but i think the English struggle with scottish...

  6. I would reccomend expanding to support at least French and Spanish as well. There are many countries and users which speak both. My native language is English, so this is easy enough for me, but I feel bad for some of the others that this isn't so convinient for, and while my French is poor and my Spanish even worse, there is this tool called "Google Translate" if you need any help translating posts. My only thought with French and Spanish is that ... well, this is a French site, and Spanish is one of the world's most spoken language, and they both use Englisj characters. I can see both sides of the arguement here, though - it would be tough to impossible to monitor the content of posts written in Thai for example, as many Thai words do not translate well, or mean several different things. (For example, the phrase "I do not speak thai, I apologize" can be translated as that, or as "I did not say English so I apologize".) And if there are 2 meanings and only one is malicious, how do you knw if it was malicious intent? Its tough. I'm sorry for rambling - long post short, it would be nice to see French and Spanish forum pages at the least, but I understand why that could be tough. Good luck, and I'm loving the site so far

  7. UT

    13 Aug 2012 Administrator

    Interesting post, but it supposes to have French/Spanish moderators, that can speak english with the team.
    Also, how could we add this to the forum ? By having specific French/Spanish subforums? Or with topic names like "[FR] Title" ?

  8. "UT" Interesting post, but it supposes to have French/Spanish moderators, that can speak english with the team.
    Also, how could we add this to the forum ? By having specific French/Spanish subforums? Or with topic names like "[FR] Title" ?

    All good points. I would say that subforums might make the most sense, just have a "General Uke Questions [FR]" and a "General Uke Questions [SP]". I know its noit neccessarily fair, but it probably makes sense to limit the off-topicness of foreign language posts for the time being - that said I'm sure there might be some way to do it. I don't know - you've got almost 120 years on me according to your age, and I'm sure that in that time you have a bit more experience with websites than me

  9. "UT" Interesting post, but it supposes to have French/Spanish moderators, that can speak english with the team.
    Also, how could we add this to the forum ? By having specific French/Spanish subforums? Or with topic names like "[FR] Title" ?

    I can fluently read Spanish (though speaking is another thing).

    And I thought of a solution for the second problem;

    we have a default posting language that you select in profile. And every post you post will have the flag of you language next to indicating the language.
    And if you post in another language (like French or Spanish), then you would select the language your posting in, and the language's flag would appear there.

    Eh?

  10. UT

    14 Aug 2012 Administrator

    Thanks guys, I think that the easiest thing to do is to create 2 forums then. This way we won't have to hack phpbb's code for nothing. Plus, mixing FR & ES topic titles with English ones would probably result in a nightmare.

    Now all we need are spanish moderators

    you've got almost 120 years on me according to your age, and I'm sure that in that time you have a bit more experience with websites than me

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