[Translators-l] New system for notifying translators, and two new requests

Jon Harald Søby jsoby at wikimedia.org
Fri May 18 16:29:12 UTC 2012

Thanks, that is a good point! I have posted it as Bug 36959 [1].

[1] https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36959

2012/5/18 Benjamin Chen <cnchenminqi at gmail.com>

> Great!
> Just one tiny bit of suggestion - after you submit, there is no indication
> that the submission is successful and the page remains unchanged. A bit
> unfriendly there. Who should I tell about this? Thanks!
> Best regards,
> [[User:Bencmq]] / Benjamin Chen
> On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 9:25 AM, Jon Harald Søby <jsoby at wikimedia.org>wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> The folks in the i18n team has made a great new tool for us to use, which
>> is live on Meta right now: [[Special:TranslatorSignup<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:TranslatorSignup>]].
>> What it does is that it lets you be notified when there are new pages for
>> translations. You sign up on that page, specifying what languages you are
>> willing to translate into, how you would like to be notified (e-mail, Meta
>> talk page or talk page on another wiki), and how often you would like to be
>> notified. This will make it much easier to target people by language, so
>> when we have something that only needs to be translated into, say,
>> Romanian, only people who speak Romanian will get the notification about
>> that.
>> The thing we need for it now is to populate the database with
>> translators, so please *sign up*<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:TranslatorSignup>and help us test it! (Feedback is, as always, very welcome.)
>> This also brings me to the next part – I have put up two "new" appeals
>> for translations for the next fundraiser. They are not actually new, as
>> they were both used in the previous fundraiser, but were put up a bit late,
>> so they weren't very widely translated.
>> The appeals are:
>>    - GorillaWarfare's appeal<https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translate&group=page-Fundraising+2012%2FTranslation%2FGorillaWarfare+appeal&taction=translate> –
>>    this was the most widely translated one of the two, so it may already be
>>    done in your language. But if it is, it doesn't harm to proofread it once
>>    or twice. :-)
>>    - Sengai's appeal<https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translate&group=page-Fundraising+2012%2FTranslation%2FSengai+appeal&taction=translate>– this one was only requested for Indian languages last time, so it doesn't
>>    have very many translations. Now it is being requested for all languages
>>    though, so your help with this is much appreciated.
>> Another new tool we have is the ability to group translatable pages
>> together, just like the message groups in Translatewiki. So you can now see
>> all fundraiser-related translations by going here<https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translate&group=agg-Fundraising_2012&taction=translate>.
>> You can see an overview of all translation requests at [[
>> Special:Translate <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Translate>]]
>> or at [[Translation requests<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Translation_requests>
>> ]].
>> For now, live long and prosper. \V/
>> --
>> Jon Harald Søby
>> Community Fellow
>> Wikimedia Foundation
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