[Translators-l] Translations wanted for January 2012 Wikimedia Highlights

Tilman Bayer tbayer at wikimedia.org
Wed Feb 15 01:00:58 UTC 2012

On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 4:27 PM, Niklas Laxström
<niklas.laxstrom at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 13 February 2012 15:44, Tilman Bayer <tbayer at wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 9:39 AM, Niklas Laxström
>> <niklas.laxstrom at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 11 February 2012 06:56, Tilman Bayer <tbayer at wikimedia.org> wrote:

>>>> As in recent months, it is planned to announce the translations (i.e.
>>>> those which have been completed at that point) on the general
>>>> Wikimedia announcements list Wikimediaannounce-l, on Wednesday
>>>> February 15. We have also started to post them as language-targeted
>>>> updates of the official Wikipedia Facebook account, which reaches a
>>>> large audience.
>>> Getting that page translated and proofread in just few days is almost
>>> impossible for us, so we never make that deadline.
>> I'm not sure what "that page" and "we" refer to here. The timespan is
>> roughly the same as the one that was given in the announcements for
>> the September, October, November and December "Wikimedia Highlights"
>> on this list. And most of the previous translations were in fact done
>> within just a few days. At the moment, two days before the given date,
>> five translations for the current issue are already 100% complete. Of
>> course translations continue to be welcome after that announcement,
>> it's just that they won't benefit from the added attention that comes
>> with it.
> The Finnish translation team is very small. When there are only few
> days to translate it, I don't even have the chance to request help in
> our weekly chapter meeting. Thus Finnish can never benefit because we
> are too slow. OTOH the chapter (me) publishes the highlights when they
> are ready on WMFI's facebook page where we have mighty 50 fans and
> also in the monthly member newsletter (under 50 recipients).
I see, thanks for explaining.
>  -Niklas
>> An alternative would be to announce each translation separately as it
>> is completed, but one has to be mindful of the readers of
>> Wikimediaaanounce-l, who signed up to a list which is meant to be low
>> volume/high relevance.
> Does it make sense to do that in two batches, to publish after a ~week
> and ~2 weeks the translations that are newly ready?
It's an idea, especially if there are several  translations to
announce in the second batch. Of course we could also include it in
the announcement for the February WMF report, which would allow for
even more time. Or if I know the timing of the weekly meeting, I might
be able to give you a heads-up in case the upcoming issue is expected
to become available soon after the meeting.

>  -Niklas
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