Poll: Do you use multiple CAT tools?
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neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 03:51
Spanish to English
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Other Nov 15, 2015

I'm fed up seeing the same old polls.

 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 02:51
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 10:51
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
Other, me 2 Nov 15, 2015

Yes, same ol' Sunday repeat polls.

If you're feeling guilty about CATs, check out the following:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlRxNSRA7Rg

Or, if you just want a giggle over your morning cuppa:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tntOCGkgt98

0:52
This is how CATs in Japan soak in 'onsen' spas.

Enjoy icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif


 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 03:51
Member (2006)
German to English
Me too Nov 15, 2015

neilmac wrote:

I'm fed up seeing the same old polls.


and all anonymous people!!


 

Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 10:51
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
Yep Nov 15, 2015

Michael Harris wrote:

neilmac wrote:

I'm fed up seeing the same old polls.


and all anonymous people!!


Six anonymous - or what I call 'hit n run' - polls on the trot. Nice programming, folks!


 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 22:51
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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We all are! Nov 15, 2015

neilmac wrote:

I'm fed up seeing the same old polls.


And anonymous polls shouldn't be allowed anyway.


 

Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 20:51
Member (2006)
English to Spanish
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Ditto Nov 15, 2015

Mario Freitas wrote:

neilmac wrote:

I'm fed up seeing the same old polls.


And anonymous polls shouldn't be allowed anyway.


Yes, that's why I asked to implement a "I like" button to avoid what I'm doing now with my Ditto messageicon_smile.gif


 

Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:51
English to Spanish
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I said it before Nov 15, 2015

…and I'll say it again: the Proz website doesn't offer a very user-friendly poll generator. It reminds me of those support pages or Frequent Q+A pages you find on websites. Most people just start a new question or discussion instead of running a search, even when the website clearly recommends or invites the user to do so!

I guess it's just human nature. Even I do it whenever I visit www.vinylengine.com to ask questions about turntables, cartridges or the like.

Whenever I want to go back 20 years in time, I come to the Proz websiteicon_smile.gif


 

Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 03:51
Member (2012)
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Yes, Nov 15, 2015

It seems to me that the ProZ.com moderators for these polls are mostly catering to beginners, and I remember most of the questions were interesting in the beginning - the first time around.

I also think that some translators prefer to stay anonymous, because they never know if their question gets modified to a point, where they don't recognize it themselves.

BTW: Recently I have submitted a couple of fresh and (at least to me) interesting questions, but for some reason they have been ignored until now.


 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 03:51
Member (2006)
German to English
okay Nov 15, 2015

Yetta J Bogarde wrote:

It seems to me that the ProZ.com moderators for these polls are mostly catering to beginners, and I remember most of the questions were interesting in the beginning - the first time around.

I also think that some translators prefer to stay anonymous, because they never know if their question gets modified to a point, where they don't recognize it themselves.

BTW: Recently I have submitted a couple of fresh and (at least to me) interesting questions, but for some reason they have been ignored until now.



But that is what the search function is for to avoid multiple identical polls?


 

Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:51
English to Spanish
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Welcome to Censorland! Nov 15, 2015

Yetta J Bogarde wrote:

It seems to me that the ProZ.com moderators for these polls are mostly catering to beginners, and I remember most of the questions were interesting in the beginning - the first time around.

I also think that some translators prefer to stay anonymous, because they never know if their question gets modified to a point, where they don't recognize it themselves.

BTW: Recently I have submitted a couple of fresh and (at least to me) interesting questions, but for some reason they have been ignored until now.



Years ago, when I had a paid Proz membership, I did the same: I submitted what I thought were thought-provoking questions. They were probably cyber-shredded.


 

Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 10:51
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
How to avoid identical polls Nov 16, 2015

Michael Harris wrote:

But that is what the search function is for to avoid multiple identical polls?


It seems that the powers to be in Proz in charge of programming polls have forgotten the functionality of their own site.

I sincerely hope that the next poll is not a repeat and/or 'anonymous.'


 


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