Unresponsive KudoZ askers that are non-ProZ or visitors
Thread poster: MARK ROBERTSON

MARK ROBERTSON
Local time: 00:05
Member (2010)
Portuguese to English
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Jun 17

I have noted that there are some unresponsive KudoZ askers, who are unidentified and neither ProZ members nor apparently fluent in the target language of their question. I have the impression that sometimes we may not be helping colleagues but rather be providing free-of-charge support for rough and ready post-editing of MT by non-translators. Should KudoZ askers at least be asked to identify themselves?

neilmac
Morano El-Kholy
 

writeaway  Identity Verified
French to English
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This is nothing new and really isn't a problem imo Jun 17

MARK ROBERTSON wrote:

I have noted that there are some unresponsive KudoZ askers, who are unidentified and neither ProZ members nor apparently fluent in the target language of their question. I have the impression that sometimes we may not be helping colleagues but rather be providing free-of-charge support for rough and ready post-editing of MT by non-translators. Should KudoZ askers at least be asked to identify themselves?


Afaik, there have always been non-logged in visitors who ask the occasional question, although like all in all of Kudoz, there are a few who do abuse the system.
I don't see how MT enters into it. MT people don't strike me as those who go the extra mile for accuracy. And not being fluent in the target language (or source language for that matter) is most definitely not limited to unidentified askers. Imo the numbers of 'visitors' hasn't really changed.
My personal favourites are people who are actually signed up on Proz who post Kudoz questions as non-logged in visitors so their profile page shows a record of 00 questions asked.


Yolanda Broad
Yvonne Gallagher
 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 00:06
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Really? Jun 17

writeaway wrote:
My personal favourites are people who are actually signed up on Proz who post Kudoz questions as non-logged in visitors so their profile page shows a record of 00 questions asked.


I didn't know that was even possible!


ahartje
 

Elizabeth Tamblin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:06
Member (2012)
French to English
Me neither Jun 17

Teresa Borges wrote:

writeaway wrote:
My personal favourites are people who are actually signed up on Proz who post Kudoz questions as non-logged in visitors so their profile page shows a record of 00 questions asked.


I didn't know that was even possible!


And do they use a false name? The mind boggles...


 

Kay Denney  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 01:06
Member (2018)
French to English
. Jun 17

Elizabeth Tamblin wrote:

Teresa Borges wrote:

writeaway wrote:
My personal favourites are people who are actually signed up on Proz who post Kudoz questions as non-logged in visitors so their profile page shows a record of 00 questions asked.


I didn't know that was even possible!


And do they use a false name? The mind boggles...


How can you even tell?


Elizabeth Tamblin
 

writeaway  Identity Verified
French to English
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You can tell..... Jun 17

Kay Denney wrote:

Elizabeth Tamblin wrote:



And do they use a false name? The mind boggles...


How can you even tell?


When you see non-logged in visitor with a name that sounds familiar and you check on Google and find their actual Proz profile


 


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