Could topic posters/thread hosts have access to a 'preferred language' option?
Thread poster: chica nueva

chica nueva
Local time: 14:08
Chinese to English
Jan 3, 2007

Could Proz give topic posters/thread hosts in the non-English forums a 'preferred language' option. Is this a good idea, or not.

Regarding language choices and preferences in the non-English forums, how about offering a 'preferred language' option at topic/thread level (like Kudoz).

Kudoz Askers have the facility to nominate "Language preferred for answer explanations". (See the last/bottom box of the KudoZ asking screen.) I think that is really good, even though a lot of peers don't use it. It's available for those that want it.

Perhaps topic posters/thread hosts could be given this option too. Why not. The more choice the better?

I guess it might have to be a new facility applying to all forums, or perhaps it could be arranged just for the 'non-English' forums. Perhaps the Proz management could comment on what is possible.

I think it might be a really good thing for the non-English forums and communities.

It would give the topic posters the opportunity to name their preference, and to have some influence over the language of the comments received in their email inbox.

And it would be consistent with Kudoz.

It would also be a way for peers (if they wanted to) to deal with any unwelcome people who 'butt in' on their conversations in another language.


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wherestip  Identity Verified
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Sorry, Lesley Jan 3, 2007

I changed my mind about giving an opinion. I hope you don't mind.


[Edited at 2007-01-03 20:37]


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Kevin Yang  Identity Verified
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Please consider to post it in the KudoZ Forum. Jan 3, 2007

wherestip wrote:

I changed my mind about giving an opinion. I hope you don't mind.


[Edited at 2007-01-03 20:37]


Lesley,

It seems to me that this suggestion should be posted in the KudoZ Forum, instead of here. I would think that you could reach the staff member for the KudoZ issues more directly and quicker, instead of detouring from, say, China.

Kevin

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chica nueva
Local time: 14:08
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The topic is not about Kudoz Jan 3, 2007

The topic is not about Kudoz. It is about the Chinese forum.

TongliUSA wrote:

wherestip wrote:

I changed my mind about giving an opinion. I hope you don't mind.


[Edited at 2007-01-03 20:37]


Lesley,

It seems to me that this suggestion should be posted in the KudoZ Forum, instead of here. I would think that you could reach the staff member for the KudoZ issues more directly and quicker, instead of detouring from, say, China.

Kevin

[修改时间: 2007-01-03 22:06]


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stone118  Identity Verified
Taiwan
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I like your suggestion Jan 3, 2007

But I think post the suggestion in the "ProZ.com Suggestions" Forum is better and more useful.

An option of preferred language used for replies in a forum thread, but the thread poster is free to use the option or not. I really like the idea. I think It could solve the problem just been raised regarding "designated forum language".



Lesley McLachlan wrote:

Could Proz give topic posters/thread hosts in the non-English forums a 'preferred language' option. Is this a good idea, or not.

Regarding language choices and preferences in the non-English forums, how about offering a 'preferred language' option at topic/thread level (like Kudoz).

Kudoz Askers have the facility to nominate "Language preferred for answer explanations". (See the last/bottom box of the KudoZ asking screen.) I think that is really good, even though a lot of peers don't use it. It's available for those that want it.

Perhaps topic posters/thread hosts could be given this option too. Why not. The more choice the better?

I guess it might have to be a new facility applying to all forums, or perhaps it could be arranged just for the 'non-English' forums. Perhaps the Proz management could comment on what is possible.

I think it might be a really good thing for the non-English forums and communities.

It would give the topic posters the opportunity to name their preference, and to have some influence over the language of the comments received in their email inbox.

And it would be consistent with Kudoz.

It would also be a way for peers (if they wanted to) to deal with any unwelcome people who 'butt in' on their conversations in another language.


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Kevin Yang  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:08
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Ooops. I forgot to put on my glasses. Now I see it. Jan 3, 2007

Lesley McLachlan wrote:

The topic is not about Kudoz. It is about the Chinese forum.



Lesley,

Ooops. I forgot to put on my glasses. Now I see it.

This will give each poster an option to designate his/her topic/thread one language only. It seems more feasible and reasonable than making a whole forum one designate language only.

Kevin


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Xiaoping Fu  Identity Verified
Canada
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Good Idea! Jan 4, 2007

I think this idea is very constructive.

Lesley McLachlan wrote:

Could Proz give topic posters/thread hosts in the non-English forums a 'preferred language' option. Is this a good idea, or not.

Regarding language choices and preferences in the non-English forums, how about offering a 'preferred language' option at topic/thread level (like Kudoz).

Kudoz Askers have the facility to nominate "Language preferred for answer explanations". (See the last/bottom box of the KudoZ asking screen.) I think that is really good, even though a lot of peers don't use it. It's available for those that want it.

Perhaps topic posters/thread hosts could be given this option too. Why not. The more choice the better?

I guess it might have to be a new facility applying to all forums, or perhaps it could be arranged just for the 'non-English' forums. Perhaps the Proz management could comment on what is possible.

I think it might be a really good thing for the non-English forums and communities.

It would give the topic posters the opportunity to name their preference, and to have some influence over the language of the comments received in their email inbox.

And it would be consistent with Kudoz.

It would also be a way for peers (if they wanted to) to deal with any unwelcome people who 'butt in' on their conversations in another language.


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peiling  Identity Verified
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Rewriting existing forum rules? Jan 5, 2007

TongliUSA wrote:

It seems more feasible and reasonable than making a whole forum one designate language only.

Kevin


[Edited at 2007-01-05 01:56]


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chica nueva
Local time: 14:08
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I have referred this topic/thread to Proz.com Management Jan 5, 2007

stone118 wrote:

But I think post the suggestion in the "ProZ.com Suggestions" Forum is better and more useful.

An option of preferred language used for replies in a forum thread, but the thread poster is free to use the option or not. I really like the idea. I think It could solve the problem just been raised regarding "designated forum language".





I have referred this topic/thread to Proz.com Management to see whether it should be transferred to another forum.

[Edited at 2007-01-05 11:19]


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