[Translators-l] many costly analyse the function phone call.

Bence Damokos bdamokos at gmail.com
Sat Aug 2 17:13:06 UTC 2008

From personal experience I would say that its quite hard for 1) as a
translator to guess at points where does a given sentence go, and what do
the numerous "$1" become in use 2) as a visitor to a site using the
translation to report or just know how and what to do to make the
translation better.
I think a solution like that of Facebook might be good: if you enable it in
the settings you would have a link in the corner that would say "translate"
you could click on anything on that given page and either provide the
translation for it, or review the translated version and the attached
comments (which then would have to be sent to TranslateWiki somehow).
Otherwise its quite tiresome for the end-user to go and find the actual
sentence again on TWiki (as the search doesn't search in the MediaWiki
namespace by default), and than make the change (or be turned away by fear
of disrupting something, after seeing the dollar signs for the included

Bence Damokos

On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 7:05 PM, Aphaia <aphaia at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 3, 2008 at 1:54 AM, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> > 2008/8/2 Anders Wegge Jakobsen <wegge at wegge.dk>:
> >>  I will continue pointing out those hilarious examples of
> >> worse-than-none translations that ensues from the naive thought that
> >> anyone will ever proofread a translation, when it has first been
> >> marked as translated.
> >
> > Perhaps it would be possible to add basic validation functionality
> > (not necessarily something as sophisticated as FlaggedRevs) to
> > TranslateWiki?
> If it is, it is more than great I think. See also the thread about
> http://jp.librarything.com
> where they provide the registered users the way to evaluate the
> current version, not only the opportunity to submit the alternative.
> If the entire site has a feature to recommend an alternative to system
> messages (since it is read-only for most visitors anyway), like Google
> Translator gives its visitors, I think it better from the point of
> proofreading, but not sure it is balanced with the other aspect &
> workload.
> >Then the quality of a translation could be ranked by
> > the number of people who have looked at and validated it.
> >
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