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Thread poster: Ali Bayraktar
Ali Bayraktar  Identity Verified
Member (2007)
English to Turkish
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Dec 25, 2008

Dear Staff,

First of all thank you for your hard work and useful features in the "1st Annual Contest".

Before you start your work on the next contest I would like to make some suggestions and questions.

1- Please take everything related to the contest into account before the contest begins. Such as language variant (European/Brazilian Portuguese, Old/Traditional Chinese) features (possible troubles with the added features) etc.

2- Provide a test contest before making it public. (For site staff, in order to see how system works)

3- Create a system for ensuring correctness/relativity of the tags (likes/dislikes). Or create another system. Because likes/dislikes have direct impact on the votes. And this feature should be controlled more strictly.

4- Please provide more information on the anonymity of the entries during the contest. Because as we all know, you have used the vetting option for all comments on the tags (likes/dislikes), and as we all know site staff do not know all languages in those tags. So that means you have taken a service from other people (maybe moderators or other users) then please explain us the vetting system in more details. To which extend those vetters have seen or see the authors of the tags or entries? And please announce the identity of the people those who see/would see the authors during the contest (i.e. Romina, Henry, Jared etc)

5- If it is possible please provide a tutorial or video how contest system works (behind the scenes, which would show from the beginning when an entry made and to the end when a winner announced)

Thank you in advance,

Best Regards,

M. Ali

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2008-12-26 09:07 GMT]

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Sergio Paris  Identity Verified
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German to Italian
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...another suggestion !!! Dec 29, 2008

What about a technical or legal translation contest? Translation business is not only in the literature sector !!!

Best regards


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