posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 11:52 PM
Excellent suggestion pause4thought
I've recently become aware of the multi-linguil depth of ATS users and I'm sure it would be a waste not to utilise their willing skills.
I think it would be fantastic if there could be a formal coding addition to the site to manifest this user skill, something along the lines of a
translator button that automates the process. Users could register as translators in specific language groups, then when someone needs something
translated they can hit the button, select the language and a u2u request could be delivered to the respective translators.
I think such a system would be far more effective than merely having a thread burried in some forum with a bunch of usernames to have to confront. By
sending a u2u to all users for a specific language you would ensure that only those who at that particular time want to assist can respond and do so,
rather than having to knock on doors.
I speak German and would be glad to assist in translation!
I was actually somewhat offended recently when I was quite rudely warned not to manifest this second language of mine in the ats universe. I think it
would be a very positive gesture towards the recognition of the international community represented on here on ats to make use of our diversity.