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How about a dictionaries forum
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xxxUSER00230
United Kingdom
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Jul 22, 2005

I just want to suggest having a separate dictionaries forum, or maybe a sub-form within "translator resources". I can see why the fora are put into a limited number of groups, but the problem is that translator resources is a large area. There isn't really time to browse the whole forum. you can search of course if you know what you're looking for but sometimes it's useful to browse. It strikes me that dictionaries are so central to our work that they merit a separate forum (could maybe have a "dictionaries" forum and an "other resources" forum).

This may be impractical, but it is just a suggestion and I am putting it out for comments.


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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Moving the thread... Jul 22, 2005

...to the ProZ.com Suggestions forum.

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Nikki Graham  Identity Verified
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dictionary "blueboard" Jul 23, 2005

William Smyth wrote:

It strikes me that dictionaries are so central to our work that they merit a separate forum (could maybe have a "dictionaries" forum and an "other resources" forum).


Yes, not only are dictionaries essential, they are also extremely expensive sometimes and not worth the money. That's why a dictionary "blueboard" has been suggested in the past, where we could easily look one up and see people's comments about it before buying it.

I will try to find the threads where this has been discussed before...


http://www.proz.com/post/86095#86095

http://www.proz.com/post/59610#59610

http://www.proz.com/post/6143#6143

[Edited at 2005-07-23 04:32]


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Lucinda  Identity Verified
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Splendid idea, William! Jul 23, 2005

I second that. Either a separate forum or a 'blue board' for dictionaries and other translator resources.

I hope that Henry reads this.

Lucinda


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Chinoise  Identity Verified
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Yes, Jul 23, 2005

I second that too.

Lucinda Hollenberg wrote:

I second that. Either a separate forum or a 'blue board' for dictionaries and other translator resources.

I hope that Henry reads this.

Lucinda


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Chinoise  Identity Verified
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Food for thought... Jul 23, 2005

Just another suggestion:

More to come...

[Edited at 2005-11-23 04:42]


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Nikki Graham  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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This idea is now being discussed in a private forum Mar 5, 2008

If you would like to join in the discussion, please express your interest via a support request, http://www.proz.com/support , stating that you want to join in the dictionary center discussion.

Hope to see you there!

Regards,

Nikki


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Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
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Support Mar 15, 2008

I agree because dictionaries are a great resoirce for translators!

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