[Theforum] Re: langs

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Mon Nov 12 22:12:39 CST 2001

> From: "Warden, Matt" <mwarden at mattwarden.com>
> You said that we've been publishing ONLY English articles because of
> practicality reasons. Then I asked about what has changed to make it
> more practical. I still don't have an answer.

i, for one, don't think that's why we've been publishing english 
articles only...

i think we've only published english articles because that's all we've 
gotten...  you decide the cause/effect on your own, but from an 
approval perspective, we only get english...

> I do NOT have a problem with publishing a German articles... as long
> as there's an English translation for the *majority* of our members to
> read. I think that suddenly changing (in a way that alienates them)
> what most benefits our current membership in the hopes that we invite
> more non-English-speaking members is a bad move. Different languages
> should be an added feature ("Also in German").

i don't care what language an article is in... we shouldn't abort an 
article simply because the admin team doesn't speak the 

we take the steps to qualify and approve it as if it were english...

our german readers enjoy it... our english readers learn german, or 
get a friend to help them, or maybe volunteer to do a translation 
(implementation TBD)...

we've claimed to be a world community, let's not scuttle an article 
because we can't offer a translation to english... that's way too 
ameri-centric for my tastes...

not to mention, do we even think the CMS can handle multi-

if not, the discussion as it pertains to *this* article may be moot...

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