Minor discrepancy in the default text of a Proz profile page
Thread poster: Mikhail Kropotov

Mikhail Kropotov  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 07:48
Member (2005)
English to Russian
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Nov 30, 2005

I couldn't find an appropriate forum to post this in, but here goes.

On the profile page the word Background has a colon after it but the word Specialization doesn't. Since I use HTML on my page (nothing fancy but take a look if you like), this discrepancy jumps out. I know that these words cannot be taken off the page, however I think the least they could be is consistent with each other.

Am I asking too much? Thanks for listening!


 

Mikhail Kropotov  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 07:48
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I see 51 views so far Dec 1, 2005

Anyone care about this? It's on your profile, too, so think about it.

 

Sven Petersson  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 06:48
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I care! Dec 1, 2005

It used to read ‘Specialization :’ and ‘Background :’, but was then, for no obvious reason, changed to ‘Specialization’ and ‘Background:’.

The ‘ :’ (space, colon) looked very ugly to readers of many languages, so the change was an improvement..

ProZ.com members can easily remove the colon in the text ‘Background:’ (see http://www.proz.com/pro/7599), so the current situation is tolerable.

I have failed in finding any way to insert a colon after ‘Specialization’ (or to remove the ‘Specialization’), and I doubt that ProZ.com members can do it.

The obvious solution to the problem is that ProZ.com deletes ‘Specialization’ and ‘Background:’, and give ProZ.com members full control of the TABLE cell.


 

Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
Germany
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Member
English to Turkish
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How do you remove that colon? Dec 1, 2005

I cannot see how to do it on my profile page. Could you tell us how?


Sven Petersson wrote:

ProZ.com members can easily remove the colon in the text ‘Background:’ (see http://www.proz.com/pro/7599), so the current situation is tolerable.


But without removing the whole profile, please, as in the example aboveicon_biggrin.gif



By the way, fully agree with this one:


The obvious solution to the problem is that ProZ.com deletes ‘Specialization’ and ‘Background:’, and give ProZ.com members full control of the TABLE cell.



 

Amy Williams  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:48
Italian to English
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agree Dec 1, 2005

Yes - picky, I knowicon_smile.gif but I'd rather it said "specialisation" on mine. I know there's some debate about -iza/-isa in UKE but I don't like it!

 

Mikhail Kropotov  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 07:48
Member (2005)
English to Russian
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Thanks for your replies! Dec 1, 2005

Dear Swen, I also fail to see how the colon can be removed.

I am sure there are reasons for including the Specialization and Background by default. However, why shouldn't there be an option to remove them for those who want to?


 


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