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Thread poster: Walter Landesman

Walter Landesman  Identity Verified
Uruguay
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Dec 11, 2005

Dear fellow Proz members,

Every now and then I like to travel back in time browsing old-not closed Kudoz questions. Back 3, 6, 9 months, even 1 to 3 years in the field I choose or that I am most familiar with. I learn, I think, I leave my opinion and comments, give my agrees and disagrees when I think it is appropriate.

Have you ever done it? I can assure it is fun and a very interesting learning experience. But most of all, in doing so one acknowledges those colleagues who take the time to answer questions, do extensive searches and help the asker.

These questions were not closed by the asker and do not have enough agrees for Mr. Robot to do it. Some of these questions date back to 2002. Helping to close those questions, we also help to enrich the glossary.

Let`s help Mr. Robot in his task. You will swim deep and fast into a new addictive experience. And, please, keep us updated.

Walter Landesman


[Edited at 2005-12-11 16:06]


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gad
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Local time: 18:23
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Sometimes Dec 11, 2005

I sometimes browse through old questions, particularly when I finally have a little "down time" after going through a very busy period where I may not have had the time to follow the questions as they were posted. In this case, I usually don't go back too far in time, though.

Also, I regularly use the ProZ.com Term Search function, so many times I come up with old KudoZ questions, and when I come across an answer that suits my context - whether that answer was even chosen by the asker, or not - I feel free to add an "agree", with a little note like "thanks, I needed that one", just to let the person know that his/her response was used by me, and that I appreciate it.

I do have to admit that sometimes it is a bit frustrating when using the ProZ.com Term Search function, to come across rather old questions that were never closed. Sometimes it does help to know which answer was the most helpful, of course in any case I look at ALL the answers before deciding which one I would use anyway (like I said above), as I never blindly use the one with the most agrees and/or the answer that was chosen.

However, I don't do the above necessarily to help "Mr. Robot" along, but it's possible in some cases that might be the result, if my "agree" is the second one on a never-closed question.


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Maria Diaconu  Identity Verified
Romania
Local time: 01:23
English to Romanian
I do that, too Dec 11, 2005

I do that from time to time, it is a great idea.
I learn a lot from browsing old questions, and, besides, I am glad to help Mr. Robot by giving my agree to the answer that I consider to be the best.


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Kirill Semenov  Identity Verified
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Me too Dec 11, 2005

Walter Landesman wrote:
Every now and then I like to travel back in time browsing old-not closed Kudoz questions.


I used to do it often, too, and sometimes I still do. Also, I tried to do some `tidy-up' things like switching the "pro/easy" or subject categories (Tech, Medical, Finance, Science, etc.) of some questions when it was obvious the initial indication was wrong. I wish I had more time for the great and educative activity like this one...


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Joanna Borowska  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 00:23
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Another Robot helper here :o) Dec 11, 2005

I'm a pedant and I love to see all things in order. That's why questions left open for months (or years) really get on my nerves.

I've also declared war on the "other/other" fields chosen by some askers when posting a question. Most of the times (of course, there are exceptions) the term or expression can be easily categorised as belonging to one field or another and going for "other" is simply laziness.

That's why from time to time I do some cleaning in Kudoz- changing categories, adding my "agrees" (thus showing my appreciation towards people who made an effort to help others, even if others didn't bother to say "thank you" and award points), etc. Also, when I notice a glossary entry with typos, mistakes, or things like "see below," I contact the moderator. I just can't help it. So yes, I'm in the club, too

Best regards,

Joanna


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Walter Landesman  Identity Verified
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Nice to meet you. Dec 11, 2005

ryfka wrote:

I'm a pedant and I love to see all things in order. That's why questions left open for months (or years) really get on my nerves. ............
That's why from time to time I do some cleaning in Kudoz- changing categories, adding my "agrees" (thus showing my appreciation towards people who made an effort to help others, even if others didn't bother to say "thank you" and award points), etc. Also, when I notice a glossary entry with typos, mistakes, or things like "see below," I contact the moderator. I just can't help it. So yes, I'm in the club, too

Best regards,

Joanna


Well, well, so you are so obsesive too. I didn`t want to say it so loud, but that`s my "problem" too. Detail oriented, things have to be in proper order and acoording to the rules. Open questions -still after long time- really "bother" me. In violation of the rules, I have also contacted moderators (most of the times succesfully and thankful, a few times no reply).

Nice to meet you, ryfka.:)

Walter

[Edited at 2005-12-11 19:52]


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Malena Garcia  Identity Verified
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Excelent subject Walter Dec 13, 2005

I think that obsession is collective . It's impossible to do not give an agree to those that make all their effort to help you in your work and overall to accept that the help was appropiate and on time. Recognition encourages people to continue with their cause . We must follow Riska steps and thank her contribution and help to Mr. Robot.
Thanks Walter
Malega


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Walter Landesman  Identity Verified
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Spanish/Spanish (UPDATED DECEMBER 25, 2005) Dec 13, 2005

Following a fellow Proz member´s advice and in order to make it easier for other colleagues to participate, here you have all Spanish monolingual open questions in all the fields, January 25, 2003 up to today:

http://www.proz.com/kudoz/669102
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/469249
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/378971
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/850583
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/890948
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/1030731
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/1161402

Enjoy it.

Walter

[Edited at 2005-12-25 10:29]


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Walter Landesman  Identity Verified
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English/Spanish: social sciences, sociology, ethics (UPDATED DECEMBER 25, 2005) Dec 13, 2005

Due to such a success, here goes the second movement,now English to Spanish, sub-field Social Sciences, Sociology, Ethics, starting August 7, 2002:

http://www.proz.com/kudoz/1050333
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/988041
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/818002
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/811710
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/783549
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/777318
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/537074

Some other fields, later on, if you keep your support.

Regards,

Walter

[Edited at 2005-12-25 10:39]


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Walter Landesman  Identity Verified
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English/Spanish: Education (UPDATED DECEMBER 18, 2005) Dec 14, 2005

3rd. move:
English to Spanish, Education/Pedagogy.

April 15, 2002 to December 27, 2004.

http://www.proz.com/kudoz/254184
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/685778
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/703502

Walter

[Edited at 2005-12-18 18:54]


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Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 17:23
German to English
English - Spanish Dec 14, 2005

Here's another orphan, Walter.

http://www.proz.com/kudoz/34790


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Walter Landesman  Identity Verified
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Dec 15, 2005



[Edited at 2005-12-25 10:47]


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Walter Landesman  Identity Verified
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It`s been taken care of. Dec 15, 2005

Kim Metzger wrote:

Here's another orphan, Walter.

http://www.proz.com/kudoz/34790



And what and orphan! Born February 27, 2001. Not even a general o detailed field. Not even an "other". Just "undefined".

Poor little thing. I already edited it under Social Sciences, cooking & culinary. I hope somebody will soon pay attention to it.

Thanks a lot, Kim. Such a kind heart.

Walter


[Edited at 2005-12-15 17:39]


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Walter Landesman  Identity Verified
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More than 50 already! Dec 19, 2005

Hi everybody,

Thanks to many of you, Mr. Robot has been able to close -in this two weeks- more than 50 of the questions included in messages
http://www.proz.com/post/288813#288813
http://www.proz.com/post/288851#288851
http://www.proz.com/post/288971#288971

What you can see there now are the (very few) questions that are still open.

Walter


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Walter Landesman  Identity Verified
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English/Spanish: Education, 2005. Dec 19, 2005

More to work on. Now English to Spanish: Education, open questions, year 2005.

http://www.proz.com/kudoz/968769
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/991864
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/993086
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/998018
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/1090634
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/1122755
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/1139017
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/1177192
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/1200057

Walter

NOTE: Updated December 25, 2005. Newly closed questions off the list.

[Edited at 2005-12-25 10:23]


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