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    Let's get the bigger picture first:
    Quote Originally Posted by khaos View Post
    Lets say I ask about say, Z.T. Engels in the German Forum. (I just made this up- that way no hidden meanings). Olivia happens to know something about it and replies. Myself and abcd1234 get very interested, research it, and post our findings. Olivia takes that and tracks it even further. Eventually we find out that ZTE is actually a Pakistani knock off. The discussion ends, and any German speaker now knows ZTE is Pakistani. However, a non-german speaker, upon searching the forums may not know this. Okay, so if they search ZTE it'll show up and they can translate it. But what if they search for wet shaving, and there is a German thread on "nass rasur"? Same topic, very different words...
    Quote Originally Posted by BeBerlin View Post
    The information workflow should work differently, though. If it's important, it goes into the Wiki. Problem solved. If and when i18n of the Wiki should be required, we'll implement that.

    Oh yeah. Tags. Nobody uses them. Bit of a shame, really.
    Now you say:
    Quote Originally Posted by sparq View Post
    But that is not how people interact. Conversations make them aware of new interesting pieces of information, then they go to wiki/forums/web to search for more data.
    That is correct. But how is it related to what I said? The idea is that a number of motivated users maintain a knowledge database (we call it "the Wiki", but that's what it really is). The information is gathered mainly from the forums, but also other sources.
    Quote Originally Posted by sparq View Post
    I am not aware of anyone who runs regular searches for tags, keywords or regular expressions to learn what is new either on forums or on wiki. People are not machines.
    They are not, but some people use machines. I use the forum's and the Wiki's various RSS feeds for exactly that purpose. Apart from that, at least the Wiki has a search engine which actually works.

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    I think that this is an excellent idea not only so that non-English speakers can enjoy some of this great forum, but also not everyone uses Ebay.

    In Sweden we use an Ebay owned company named Tradera which is essentially Ebay but in Swedish and focuses on Sweden and Scandinavia in particular. And discussing our finds where everyone can pop in and discuss sure works but I'd like to have a dedicated part of the forum to discuss it with people who actually can read and understand the text in the auctions and not only judge by the pictures.

    And of course everyone should be able to sneak in to read and post in other "language-zones".

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    MrLastway: We in the Nordic countries already have a group for the Scandinavian languages. It is not used much...


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    Quote Originally Posted by BKratchmer View Post
    I strongly oppose this... we are a global community; please let us refrain from injecting nationalism and political-social boundaries into our midst...
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    I think all the proposed uses are good; I disagree with the way we are dividing them. Why not a "customs and shipping" forum? Why not a "Non-English" forum? Based on the human race (here's Rousseau again) and our tremendous us-and-them tendencies, I see this as a way the forum could really be fragmented if we bring political divisions of the map in as forum boundaries.
    You obviously haven't been to many forums. I guess it's safe to assume this is the first forum you've ever been to. That said, I should be an *** and assume that if I were having difficulties with honing I can easily call up one of the guys from another state or even post here to ask question, watch videos so I will learn the error of my ways or maybe just maybe...here's a thought if there was a kind gentlemen who lived in my area he may be able to at his convenience physically show me what it is I am doing wrong. Rather than me having to go through process of recording myself honing and hosting it on youtube so the general masses here can assess the situation at hand. Not many people have access to camcorders you know.

    You've been here long enough to know that everyone is here to help and offer wealth of knowledge. By creating these subforums, people will actually be able to help those around them getting into SR shaving or what have you. Oh wait, it's too dangerous to meet people online. That's why there's a notion called "rapport."

    If you choose to stay in your little box by all means do so. No one ever said anything about "nationalism and political-social boundaries."

    BTW I'm just assuming here, ( and to assume is to make an - well you already know that ) when you acquired your driver's license did you learn how to drive by reading and watching videos online versus someone physically teaching you?

    Godspeed mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    Not if you consider the history of politics in Germany...Or if you've ever seen Mayday in Berlin.
    Sorry for replying so late but surely that should read, especially, 'if you consider the history of politics in Germany'. I meant sad as in, a pity. Never seen Mayday in Berlin. I'll look out for it. Not trying to have an argument here, honest. Apologies for any misunderstandings for which, I take full responsibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otto View Post
    MrLastway: We in the Nordic countries already have a group for the Scandinavian languages. It is not used much...
    Well since even I hadn't found that group and/or the threads in it shows my point that a group is a bit too excluded from the rest of the forum in a way that a sub-forum isn't.

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    Could the merciful moderators create a Finnish subforum?
    I have starting to talk about it much earlier and I hope it serves well for those who wants to talk with our native language.
    I could host it and help people to find more information.
    I don't know how much people is going to use it but we'll see that and if it turns out to be unnecessary it can delete later.

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