More categories for KudoZ?
Thread poster: Kim Metzger

Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 15:10
German to English
Feb 24, 2002

Quite often questions are asked from fields that are not available at KudoZ and they then come under Other. It\'s nice that the asker can finetune it by adding info under the specific field, but it would be nicer if the final question and answer was incorporated in the glossaries under something other than Other. Such categories as education, tourism, gastronomy, sociology, political science, history come to mind. I realize that this might make things too complicated for new users who already get confused and enter Chinese to English under English monolingual, for example. But maybe a feature allowing the winner to change the category to a more specific one would be workable.

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John Kinory
Local time: 21:10
English to Hebrew
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Sounds reasonable Feb 24, 2002

though perhaps it could be done gradually, by adding only 2 or so to begin with.

Whilst on the subject of language mispostings: perhaps there should be a large (!) warning, reminding posters to check the language combination more carefully before pressing the launch button. This has become quite ridiculous recently, with French>English coming up as English>German and Swedish>English as Hebrew (monolingual).
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Werner George Patels, M.A., C.Tran.(ATIO)
Local time: 16:10
German to English
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Not just for KudoZ; we also need more categories for our profiles Feb 24, 2002

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On 2002-02-24 16:56, kmetzger wrote:

Quite often questions are asked from fields that are not available at KudoZ and they then come under Other. It\'s nice that the asker can finetune it by adding info under the specific field, but it would be nicer if the final question and answer was incorporated in the glossaries under something other than Other. Such categories as education, tourism, gastronomy, sociology, political science, history come to mind. I realize that this might make things too complicated for new users who already get confused and enter Chinese to English under English monolingual, for example. But maybe a feature allowing the winner to change the category to a more specific one would be workable.





I second that. But we also need more categories and subcategories for our profiles. I have seen translation websites where members can choose from among 30-50 different subject areas and subcategories. As has already been pointed out several times, the category \"Law/Patents\" is very counterproductive: just because you translate contracts or, say, documents on corporate law, it does not mean that you will accept patents as well. Is ProZ already working on new profile formats, etc.?

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Gabriela Frazao  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 21:10
Member (2002)
English to Portuguese
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YES, more categories and sub-categories for ProZ! Feb 25, 2002

ProZ should divide and sub-divide some categories. In addition to Law/Patents, Tech/Engineering is aother typical example.

Thanks Kim for your suggestion.



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