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Poll: Where in the world are you?
Thread poster: ProZ.com Staff
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May 15, 2008

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Where in the world are you?".

This poll was originally submitted by i Translate

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Αlban SHPΑTΑ  Identity Verified
Albania
Member (2008)
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Curiosity didn't kill the cat May 15, 2008

I have always been curious to know where the majority of ProZ members is located.

I can see that Europe is leader by now, but it's still early morning (8-10 AM) in the Americas, and late evening in Asia, so this will probably change the balance later.

[Edited at 2008-05-15 14:05]


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Rafael Molina Pulgar  Identity Verified
Mexico
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How about the Caribbean May 15, 2008

I answered "Other", because I am neither in North America nor in South America, but in the Caribbean. I wonder what Central American would say too.

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Noni Gilbert
Spain
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Good morning America! May 15, 2008

Rather fun watching you all hit your keyboards!

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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
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I like this poll! May 15, 2008

Hello everybody!

Greetings from the Pacific Northwest!

[Edited at 2008-05-15 15:09]


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Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
Mexico
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Amazing... May 15, 2008

...Europe 70%.
And don't forget, I'm in Mexico, so, North America.


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Nesrin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:17
English to Arabic
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Europe 70% for now May 15, 2008

Juan Jacob wrote:

Amazing...

...Europe 70%.



I think this may have to do with the time of the day. I suspect it will change a bit within the next few hours.


(PS: Just realised iTranslate made the same point above)

[Edited at 2008-05-15 16:12]


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Oleg Osipov  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 15:17
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Amazing too... May 15, 2008

It's amazing, how we, guys, are able to share our clients in Europe with legions of translators! Luckily enough, we can go global.

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Vittorina Klingbeil  Identity Verified
Germany
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Sorry, Africa May 15, 2008

Up until 3 months ago I would have helped to bump up the Africa percentage but since I left South Africa and am currently (temporarily) in Germany, I'm adding to the Europe percentage.

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Tomás Cano Binder, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
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"The Americas"? May 15, 2008

Rafael Molina Pulgar wrote:

I answered "Other", because I am neither in North America nor in South America, but in the Caribbean. I wonder what Central American would say too.


Yeah, probably using "The Americas" would have covered the continent as a whole and competition would have been thrilling across time zones!


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Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
Mexico
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Yes May 15, 2008

Tomás Cano Binder wrote:

Rafael Molina Pulgar wrote:

I answered "Other", because I am neither in North America nor in South America, but in the Caribbean. I wonder what Central American would say too.


Yeah, probably using "The Americas" would have covered the continent as a whole and competition would have been thrilling across time zones!


Yes, I support this.


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Rosi Kronnenthaler  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:17
Member (2008)
English to German
Central America! May 15, 2008

Another proud vote vor "Other" = Central America

Cheers
Rosi


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Language Aide Pvt. Ltd. - Translation & Interpreting Agency
India
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And here is the first representative to this poll from Asia with some assumptions May 15, 2008

The current statistics which I can see now is: while there are around 70% voters voted for Europe, there are less than 6% voters who are from Asia continent.

I cannot resist myself deducting following assumptions out of it:

1. Either, the number of translators/agencies enrolled on Proz.com from Asia region is much much less in number than those from Europe,
2. Or, Asian translators/agencies are very less interested and, therefore, do not participate on Proz's Poll discussion, in comparison to their European counterparts.
3. Or, both the above.

Nice poll!

Vivek

Language Aide


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Claudia Aguero  Identity Verified
Costa Rica
Local time: 06:17
Spanish to English
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Central America May 15, 2008

I chose North Amercia, just because of what is taught in geography, but Costa Rica is in Central America. Missed my region!!!

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Dennis Seine  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 08:17
Member (2006)
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room for growth May 15, 2008

Apparently there is still a lot of room for growth in for instance North America for Proz!

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