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Nikki Scott-Despaigne  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:38
French to English
Objective May 18, 2016

As this poll comes from site staff, I suppose that localisation stats are available and/or known. Is the aim of this poll to find out where those who answer polls are located?

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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 13:38
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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I'm based in Europe May 18, 2016

I live in Portugal since September last year, before that I lived in Belgium for 30 years. All my professional life as a translator has been based in Europe. I was based in Africa (Angola) for a few years, but by then my translator's life hadn't started yet...

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MSchoutens
Netherlands
Local time: 14:38
English to Dutch
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Travelling May 18, 2016

What about location independence?

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Doan Quang  Identity Verified
Vietnam
Local time: 20:38
Member
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I am a translator based in Vietnam May 18, 2016

I am a translator based in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Hi everyone! Greetings from Vietnam


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Katrin Bosse  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 14:38
Member (2009)
Dutch to German
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Simple curiosity May 18, 2016

Nikki Scott-Despaigne wrote:

As this poll comes from site staff, I suppose that localisation stats are available and/or known. Is the aim of this poll to find out where those who answer polls are located?



You make it sound as if it were "the staff" who needs to know. That's not how I perceive it at all.

Aren't the polls a from us - for us feature, provided by participating ProZ translators? I, for one, don't answer the polls because "ProZ staff members need to know". I am simply curious. And because I like to find out "stuff" about my fellow translators, I also think it's fair to share.

Would I want to find out facts like these about my ProZ colleagues, I would have to look it up in a tediously cumbersome way. A poll is a nice, quick alternative.


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Chris S  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Swedish to English
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New here? May 18, 2016

Katrin Bosse wrote:

Aren't the polls a from us - for us feature, provided by participating ProZ translators?


I think it's well-established that ProZ polls are part of a global data-gathering conspiracy hatched by Nigerian double-glazing companies.


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Daniela Slankamenac  Identity Verified
Serbia
Local time: 14:38
Member (2011)
English to Serbian
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:D May 18, 2016

Chris S wrote:

I think it's well-established that ProZ polls are part of a global data-gathering conspiracy hatched by Nigerian double-glazing companies.


lol


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Sundar Gopalakrishnan
India
Local time: 19:08
English to Tamil
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I'm based in Asia! May 18, 2016

I am based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India. Chennai is a metropolitan and cosmopolitan city. Tha capital of Tamil Nadu state. One of the four important metros in India (Other metros: New Delhi, Kolkatha and Mumbai). Chennai is an ideal place for interpreters and translators to live as well as to work. Chennai has atlleast 10 wonderful and big libraries (Connemara Public Library, Anna Centenary Library, Devaneya Paavaanar Library, American Consulate Library, British Council Library, Max Mueller Bhavan Library, Russian Cultural Centre Library, Roja Muthiah Research Library, University of Madras' Library).

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Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:38
Member (2006)
French to English
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What about ... May 18, 2016

Australia and New Zealand - don't they count?

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Melanie Meyer  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:38
Member (2010)
English to German
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North America May 18, 2016

Greetings from Washington, D.C.!


By the way:

Chris S wrote:

Katrin Bosse wrote:

Aren't the polls a from us - for us feature, provided by participating ProZ translators?


I think it's well-established that ProZ polls are part of a global data-gathering conspiracy hatched by Nigerian double-glazing companies.



Don't we all LOVE conspiracy theories?!


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Sundar Gopalakrishnan
India
Local time: 19:08
English to Tamil
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Oceania! May 18, 2016

Jenny Forbes wrote:

Australia and New Zealand - don't they count?


Australia and New Zealand do count. They come under "Oceania"!!!


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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:38
English to Spanish
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Those geography lessons... May 18, 2016

Jenny Forbes wrote:

Australia and New Zealand - don't they count?


And I was going to say “What about other planets?”

Maybe it's Pick a poll and take leave of your senses Day.




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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 22:38
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
In olden times May 18, 2016

when Great Britain was the center of the world and the known universe, Japan was, and probably may well be, located at the far right of the map - where the water falls off the edge.

Every day when I wake up, I still have that sinking feeling. A good cuppa tea staves off any anxiety before I fire up the PC and shove it into overdrive.


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Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 11:38
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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South America May 18, 2016

And I never pretended to live in North America or Europe, in any site/network, like... well let's just put a period here.

Sundar Gopalakrishnan wrote:

Jenny Forbes wrote:

Australia and New Zealand - don't they count?


Australia and New Zealand do count. They come under "Oceania"!!!


I haven't heard of the term "Oceania" very commonly among English-speaking friends. I believe they know it as "South Pacific" or simply "Australia". Hence the question.

[Edited at 2016-05-18 17:01 GMT]


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