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Thread poster: Sven Petersson

Sven Petersson  Identity Verified
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Aug 23, 2002

Which words may be entered into the ProZ glossary?



I think it is time the ProZ site manager for the benefit of Askers and Squashers posts clear and unambiguous guidance.



Currently various members squash what they PERSONALLY think should be squashed. Some squash terms related to human reproduction, others remove political and historical terms not to their liking and others again squash all questions from members they think ask too many questions.



Now there has even appeared a MODERATOR who squashes any word he is able to find in a dictionary!!!



There is a problem. It should be dealt with.



Personally I think that ANY WORD SHOULD BE PERMITTED in the ProZ glossary and that squashing should be limited words already entered and QUALITY CONTROLLED.



I would be interested in hearing what my esteemed colleagues think.



Sven.



[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2005-06-07 10:08]


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Chris Hopley  Identity Verified
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confusing the issue Sep 2, 2002

Sven,



With all due respect, I think you\'re confusing the idea of the glossary and of what constitutes a valid question on the KudoZ boards.



As regards the latter (and because I know what issue you\'re referring to), I would refer you to a post made by Evert Deloof-Sys on the Dutch forum in June this year:



Click to read Evert\'s post (partly in Dutch).



Incidentally, if words could only be entered in the KudoZ glossary if they didn\'t appear in a dictionary (did you have any specific dictionaries in mind?), it would be a pretty empty glossary. What makes the KudoZ glossary unique is not the individual words, its size or the scale of its ambition, but the combined technical expertise of thousands of language specialists that goes into providing the right translation for the right context.



The inclusion of crass or facile terms in the glossary only serves to dilute the purpose and seriousness of KudoZ. Size is not always everything.



Regards,

Chris

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Sven Petersson  Identity Verified
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Let me provide the background! Sep 2, 2002

Background:



Chris Hopley squashed the term question \"ganachetaartje\" (Dutch > English).



I failed, and I still fail, to see that \"ganachetaartje\" could be a term unsuited for the ProZ glossary.



I am further of opinion that squashing a term question like \"ganachetaartje\" constitutes grave abuse of the ProZ site.



For this reason I would like the ProZ management to clearly define what constitutes a suitable term for the ProZ glossary and thereafter deal with the problem of abusive squashing.



Sven.



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Chris Hopley  Identity Verified
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seeing the wood for the trees Sep 2, 2002

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On 2002-09-02 12:45, sven wrote:

Background:



Chris Hopley squashed the term question \"ganachetaartje\" (Dutch > English).





That wasn\'t the only term I squashed. As I have mentioned to you before, the \"abuse\" was in flooding the forum with facile questions, not in the term itself.



The questions were \"unprofessional\" and were posted by someone either trying to get a free ride or helplessly out of his depth.



Just to be clear, I will reiterate the crux of the matter: the \"abuse\" was in flooding the forum with facile requests, not in the term itself.



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I failed, and I still fail, to see that \"ganachetaartje\" could be a term unsuited for the ProZ glossary.





Like I\'ve said numerous times now, there is in principle nothing wrong with the term \"ganachetaartje\". That\'s not the reason the question was squashed.



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I am further of opinion that squashing a term question like \"ganachetaartje\" constitutes grave abuse of the ProZ site.





If I\'d squashed it arbitrarily (just because I hate ganachetaartjes, for example), then that would indeed constitute an abuse. However, as you are well aware by now, that\'s not the reason it was squashed.



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For this reason I would like the ProZ management to clearly define what constitutes a suitable term for the ProZ glossary and thereafter deal with the problem of abusive squashing.





You are still unable to draw a distinction between entering questions in the glossary and posting suitable questions to the KudoZ boards. These are two different things.

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Henry Dotterer
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Guideline written Jun 7, 2005

http://www.proz.com/howto/327

Thanks for the suggestion, Sven.


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