posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 10:00 PM
Is there a way to contact/alert ATS experts and scholars when a thread could use their wisdom?
Okay, for example, there was a thread today with a document that was written in Latin, that had no translation and no one to look towards its
authenticity. The authenticity was more or less assumed in the thread, and no one knew its translation other than a vague statement in the OP.
I spent a long time struggling with Google Translate and it became obvious that I could easily mistranslate the document to the detriment of the
thread, seeing as I am not anywhere close to being versed in this area.
i then thought, "There must be a few people on ATS who could do this!" But I do not know of any Latin scholars on ATS, who might know something also
about early 18th century spelling oddities.
This sort of thing happens in other threads as well. I guess I'm asking if there is some kind of "forum expert" list or something so we could contact
folks? I see the badge on some folk's avatars that they are "forum experts" or something. OR perhaps a "bulletin board" thread to request expert's
help (those who are legitimate experts, not just anyone who thinks or says they are).
Anyway, any brainstorming on this would help. I sure would love to see an accurate translation of the document and to know if it is what its claimed
to be in the OP.
Thanks for your input!!!
edit on 26-6-2016 by AboveBoard because: (no reason given)