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Re: International/Interlingual FGD Forums

Postby qubodup » 22 Sep 2011, 15:23

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Re: International/Interlingual FGD Forums

Postby charlie » 22 Sep 2011, 15:31

You mean a Scandinavian board. I think that term will be preferred.
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Re: International/Interlingual FGD Forums

Postby Julius » 22 Sep 2011, 18:51

Yes, as a German I detest being somehow linked to those insane guys up there.... I mean come on... first ABBA and then death metal? Please make it stop!
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Re: International/Interlingual FGD Forums

Postby amuzen » 22 Sep 2011, 20:22

Scandinavian isn't an accurate term because there's this one country that mainly uses a completely unrelated orcish language despite being geographically a part of Scandinavia. No one else will understand what they say, though it might not really matter because they're more or less mute anyway. :p
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Re: International/Interlingual FGD Forums

Postby qubodup » 23 Sep 2011, 03:15

So should I rename the forum to
"Icelandic, Faroese, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish" or
"Íslenska, Føroyskt, Norsk, Dansk, Svenska" or
"gmq" or
"North Germanic languages" or
"Scandinavian languages" or
"Nordic languages"?
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Re: International/Interlingual FGD Forums

Postby oln » 23 Sep 2011, 09:51

Try Norwegian/Danish/Swedish or Norsk/Dansk/Svensk.
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Re: International/Interlingual FGD Forums

Postby qubodup » 23 Sep 2011, 14:53

Now I need a phrase that means "open source game development" in all three of these languages :)
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Re: International/Interlingual FGD Forums

Postby Tranberry » 24 Sep 2011, 15:06

Spelutveckling med öppen källkod
Development of open source games

It's the best I can come up with in Swedish, my grammar is not ace class.
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Alle taler Norsk! Everyone speaks Danish!

Postby Tranberry » 26 Sep 2011, 14:10

So I'll write this in English,

I don't think we are enough people speaking any of the nordic languages http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Germanic_languages, to actually have a dedicated forum. :heart:
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Re: Alle taler Norsk! Everyone speaks Danish!

Postby Arthur » 26 Sep 2011, 14:19

Yeah, and generally, people using the three brother languages tends to know English pretty well, since we are relatively few speakers. Spanish, Chinese, and German people to some extent (at least the middle-aged and older) are often not bilingual, since they don't need to just to go on vacation. ;)
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Re: International/Interlingual FGD Forums

Postby qubodup » 26 Sep 2011, 14:36

nobody agreed to moderate other-language forums yet.

If you two and oln don't want to moderate the 'NGL' forum, we can shut it down until volunteer moderators will appear. (might be never) - it was a joke and a jokingly reaction to the joke after all :)
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Re: International/Interlingual FGD Forums

Postby Arthur » 26 Sep 2011, 14:42

Of course we can moderate it; we're just afraid of not getting any work to do. ;)
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Re: International/Interlingual FGD Forums

Postby Tranberry » 26 Sep 2011, 14:43

I'm up for moderating anything, I like the feeling when I'm in a position of raw power! ; )
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Re: International/Interlingual FGD Forums

Postby qubodup » 29 Sep 2011, 16:49

I want to write a blog post asking people to moderate int. forums. One involved moderator would be enough to create a popular language board (top 20 internet countries or top 10 languages on the internet) In general this is supposed to be an experiment. [edit: less-spread languages might require explanation of use/more mods]

Note: Having project-subforums was kind of an experiment as well, which proved to be fruitful in 33-50% of the times (see the old forums).

In 3 months we (admins, mods) would discuss the usefulness of the forums and decide whether to make them less obvious, let them stay or delete them.

Quesion: Do any moderators, admins and involved community members have any objections against executing this experiment?
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Re: International/Interlingual FGD Forums

Postby Julius » 29 Sep 2011, 23:23

Nope, but I can practically guarantee that it will not be used much.
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Re: International/Interlingual FGD Forums

Postby Knitter » 30 Sep 2011, 17:34

I'm always looking forward to see things experimented :)
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Re: International/Interlingual FGD Forums

Postby hiponboy » 30 Sep 2011, 22:56

Hi fellows, I know that I'm not very active with this community , but I follow it and I read it a lot.
Well, some members may know me from my collaborations to o.g.a. or sumwars.
I would like to help you with a Spanish forum moderation, we are a few around here, and i know people who is working with oss games/engines and just speak in Spanish, and this may be an opportunity to invite them to join to a bigger community.

Please, excuse my poor English.

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Re: International/Interlingual FGD Forums

Postby qubodup » 01 Oct 2011, 22:20

hiponboy: thanks! I created a forum for you to moderate :)
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Re: International/Interlingual FGD Forums

Postby hiponboy » 02 Oct 2011, 03:07

:) Okey, i hope to see new members then, should i post something in Spanish?

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Re: International FGD Forums

Postby KIAaze » 03 Oct 2011, 04:45

riidom wrote:I think people who are bilingual or at least 1,5-lingual (first language+poor english) would probably just write in english, because the readership is biggest then. Having international forums would probably attract people who dont speak english at all.
I cant foresee how that would work, I just can say how I would do it. I would still write in my poor english because I know most people can read it, but I would take a look in german forums as well, because I assume that people that write there are not speaking english at all (or very bad at least), and participate there as well.
That is somehow fragmentation, but right now is the situation, that people who dont speak english, are outside - and that is fragmentation as well.


I agree with this, which is why I think it is a good idea to add forum sections for other languages.
I could moderate French, German and Esperanto (if you feel crazy enough to create a section for it :) ), although I might not always have time. I haven't been to this forum for a while now., despite following the blog. Only now starting to come back to it more often again.

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Mi samopinias kun tio. Kaj pro tio, mi pensas ke estas bona ideo aldoni forumajn partojn por aliaj lingvoj.
Mi povus kontroli la francan, la germanan kaj Esperanton (se vi sentas vin sufiĉe freneza por krei parton por ĝi :) ), kvankam mi eble ne ĉiam havos tempon. Mi ne vizitis tiun forumon ekde longe, krom la blogon. Mi nur nun ekvizitas ĝin pli ofte denove.
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Re: International/Interlingual FGD Forums

Postby qubodup » 03 Oct 2011, 13:47

@KIAaze thanks, I added you as a mod for the German forum. I will be able to co-moderate.

For French and Esperanto, we'll need another volunteer moderator for making a subforum.
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Re: International/Interlingual FGD Forums

Postby farcodev » 03 Oct 2011, 19:15

since i'm an ex french from france i think i can apply for the french mod job :) but of course in part time too because free time is a bitch as you know :D
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Re: International/Interlingual FGD Forums

Postby qubodup » 03 Oct 2011, 19:42

farcodev: thanks! I added a forum and you and KIAaze are now moderators. One of you should create a sticky rules thread - best discuss it with one another to not do double work.

dan/nor/swe mods: can you write the phrase "Open source game development" in all three languages so I can add them as forum description please?
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Re: International/Interlingual FGD Forums

Postby oln » 03 Oct 2011, 20:07

Norwegian: Åpen kildekode-spillutvikling
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Re: International/Interlingual FGD Forums

Postby Arthur » 03 Oct 2011, 23:48

Meh, our language sounds so convoluted at times. ;)
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