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Glossaries: "Contribute to this entry?"
Thread poster: Walter Landesman

Walter Landesman
Uruguay
Local time: 04:06
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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Mar 17, 2006

Hi Henry,

I had made several contributions to the glossaries using this "Contribute to this entry" feature: Agrees, disagrees, comments, that help enrich the glossary and also help the translator when looking for that "exact" word.

However, it seems these contributions just "die" there. Once you did it, how does the translator know there is a "contribution"?
I remember there used to be a box stating "this glossary /or answer or whatever) has 2 positive comments" or 3 negatives comments, or something like that. So that you can go and read the comments. There is nothing like that now, so one assumes there are no comments.
How does this work? Does this work? Please?

Thanks a lot.

Walter


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Francesca Pesce  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:06
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Answer that I received from the staff & my experience Mar 18, 2006

About 10 days ago, being new to proz.com I ask this question directly to the staff through the support centre, and this is the answer I received.


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Dear Francesca,

(...) Making a disagreement in the KudoZ Open Glossary doesn't do anything mechanically exactly. But the "score" of positive versus negative reviews is displayed along with the terms to give anyone viewing it with an idea of the community consensus on the correctness of the entry.

Best regards,

Andrew Wright
ProZ.com Staff

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It took me some time to find out where these negative reviews could be seen.

To see them you have to browse the KOG, find the relevant question and if there is a disagree, for ex. you will notice a -1 in red on the third column "add comments". If you click on that question it will open and you can read the comment.

It is the only instance in which I found the comments. If you search an expression you won't see the comment, or at least I couldn't.

In this way, it isn't very useful, because someone searching the glossaries will never read a comment!


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Walter Landesman
Uruguay
Local time: 04:06
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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Thank you, Francesca. Mar 18, 2006

Thank you, Francesca. Unfortunately, what you tell me, confirms the feature is useless. Nobody will go through all that hassle.
We ussually look for a term or a word in the glossaries/Kudoz. The + or - dis/agrees don`t show there.

It would be nice if staff members do something about it.

Maybe including it in "things to do list", Henry, Jason, Colin?


[Edited at 2006-03-18 03:14]


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