Poll: Have you ever contacted administrators of your favourite websites to offer your services?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Have you ever contacted administrators of your favourite websites to offer your services?".

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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 05:43
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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No Dec 25, 2019

I use several websites for banking, dictionaries and glossaries, travel, on-line editions of well-known magazines and newspapers, cinema listings, travel information, shopping, gastronomy but I don’t have a favorite one.

Kevin Fulton
 

DZiW
Ukraine
English to Russian
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Used to long ago Dec 25, 2019

When I started my career working in a group with several experienced colleagues, having some spare time between our projects, we often localized some decent sites for practicing, offering such a "turnkey" version to its owner. That jobbing monthly brought us about $1000 extra. Once we localized one quite big and known UA website, but the owner rejected the offer, referring to unspecified Q/A problems... Ok. However, some two weeks later we found out she did use our slightly retouched translation... See more
When I started my career working in a group with several experienced colleagues, having some spare time between our projects, we often localized some decent sites for practicing, offering such a "turnkey" version to its owner. That jobbing monthly brought us about $1000 extra. Once we localized one quite big and known UA website, but the owner rejected the offer, referring to unspecified Q/A problems... Ok. However, some two weeks later we found out she did use our slightly retouched translation!

It took us a month to resolve the copyright infringement issue, finally the owner said it was just a little misunderstanding and proposed a rather favorable co-op, yet the trick left a very bad taste, so we said goodbye and ceased offering pre-localization. Soon a Russian-French-German lawyer joined our group)


No, I don't have any favourite sites!
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Wilsonn Perez Reyes  Identity Verified
El Salvador
Local time: 23:43
Member (2007)
English to Spanish
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Spam Dec 25, 2019

That would go directly to the spam bin!

 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 03:43
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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Pushing Dec 25, 2019

Companies love to send push-emails and we hate to receive them. But you can be sure they hate to receive them as well. If the site does not have a page specifically for that purpose, it's a bad shot.

[Edited at 2019-12-25 17:57 GMT]


 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 21:43
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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No Dec 26, 2019

Most of the websites I consult are already in English and have excellent administrators, so I would have no services to offer.

Philip Lees
 


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