Off topic: Chat channel for translators
Thread poster: Lutz Molderings

Lutz Molderings  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 03:06
Member (2007)
German to English
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Jul 31, 2009

Although I enjoy my job as a freelance translator, I often find myself bored when working. I guess it's the solitude of working from home and the lack of casual communication.

I remember when I used to work for a software company in London (as a CS rep), a lot of the software engineers would have IRC applications running and be chatting with other professionals/friends from around the world.

I was thinking perhaps translators would be interested in joining a chat channel.

Here are the details if you would like to join:

Server: irc.foonetic.net
Channel: Translators


 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 03:06
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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I am an ex-IRC-holic Jul 31, 2009

That's why I cannot join you in the chat. Chatting too much was damaging for me 10 years ago, and I haven't chatted since then. I must keep far from it!icon_smile.gif

I think this is a very good idea nevertheless! Good luck!


 

carrick16  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 03:06
English to Italian
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It would be great! Jul 31, 2009

I'll have a look and I'd love to join!

I also think Proz.com should have their own chat room...

though it would probably be dangerously distracting for some, including myself, as Tomas pointed out... Maybe in between jobs...

Thanks Lutz!


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 03:06
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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So am I Jul 31, 2009

Tomás Cano Binder, CT wrote:
That's why I cannot join you in the chat. Chatting too much was damaging for me 10 years ago...


So am I, but I don't mind chatting now and then.

http://www.geocities.com/lacialacia/newbie/index.html

Lutz Molderings wrote:
Here are the details if you would like to join:

Server: irc.foonetic.net
Channel: Translators


A chat channel has been proposed for ProZ.com a few times. I wonder how tolerant the moderators would be if a group of IRC'ers were to promote their channel (even a #prozians channel) every now and then (e.g. by answering a query by saying "Feel free to ask me in the chat channel" or suchlike).


 


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