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starting a wiki for translators: opinions?
Thread poster: joecole
joecole
English to Chinese
Nov 26, 2006

hello,

I am a relatively new freelance translator. Lately I have posted on another popular translator site regarding the idea of starting a community wiki for translator.

I would like to hear from seasoned translator if this is a good idea. It can be a Database for translated terms and glossaries

Is a community wiki a good way to go?

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Niraja Nanjundan  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:53
German to English
Wikiwords Nov 26, 2006

Hi Joe,

Do you know about Wikiwords (www.wikiwords.org), which is something similar to what you describe, or were you thinking of something different?

The KudoZ glossary here on ProZ.com is also a glossary of terms built by translators.

Best regards,
Niraja


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 19:23
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A wiki for words or for articles? Nov 27, 2006

joecole wrote:
I am a relatively new freelance translator. Lately I have posted on another popular translator site regarding the idea of starting a community wiki for translator.


See here: http://www.proz.com/post/441436 and comment, if you want to. If you want a wiki for words, then try Niraja's solution.


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joecole
English to Chinese
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wiki for translator Nov 27, 2006

thanks samuel and niraja. I am looking into wikiwords

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Vito Smolej
Germany
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starting ya (yet another) wiki? Fine... what's the subject? Nov 29, 2006

wiki is - the way I see it - a hyperlinked tree of somethings. So what would it offer, that Proz does not have?

smo


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