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From Carol Pearson <carol.pearson...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Encourage Community
Date Sun, 13 Nov 2016 03:44:53 GMT
+1 from here as well.  The challenge comes in searching messages - I'm not
sure which websearch facilities can pattern match across languages.  Still,
more people participating comfortably is a very good thing.

-Carol P.

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On Fri, Nov 11, 2016 at 6:34 PM, Liu, Ming (Ming) <ming.liu@esgyn.cn> wrote:

> +1 as well.
>
> Ming
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jin, Jian (Seth) [mailto:Jian.jin@esgyn.cn]
> Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2016 7:09 AM
> To: dev@trafodion.incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Encourage Community
>
> +1.
> Actually the Chinese users are active in a QQ Group, that is instant
> message software, as I know some of them are not good at English, so it is
> good idea that our community can answer questions in different languages.
> The same to the rest of world.
>
> Br,
>
> Seth
>
> Sent from mobile device, pls excuse any typo.
>
> 在 2016年11月12日,上午4:54,Eric Owhadi <eric.owhadi@esgyn.com> 写道:
>
> +1, good idea
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gunnar Tapper [mailto:tapper.gunnar@gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, November 11, 2016 2:39 PM
> To: dev@trafodion.incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Encourage Community
>
> Hi,
>
> You might have noticed that there's a link to the "Geode/Trafodion Elite
> Group" on QQ on the web page. This is to help Chinese speakers engage in
> Chinese when not comfortable with communicating in English.
>
> I started a discussion on the incubator list on this topic, which quickly
> included the members list, too. Talk about going big.
>
> As you know, the Apache mantra is "everything happens on the mail lists."
> That's no longer true but I still think that we need to encourage it.
>
> As a first step, I propose that we encourage people to ask questions in
> their native language on the mailing lists (especially user) making it
> clear that the Trafodion community has no problem with that since we use a
> Translator to understand the question. I further propose that we do respond
> in English as much as possible relying on the recipient to use a
> Translator, too.
>
> If you agree on with this, then I'd like to add a new section to the main
> page that describes the above in different languages. We'll provide as many
> languages as we can even if 99.99% will be OK with English if living in;
> for example, Sweden. It's more about the message...
>
> A starting point for word smithing and later translation (I can do the
> translation to Swedish, I'm sure Hans can handle, Ming can do Chinese and
> so on.)
>
> "You can communicate with the Trafodion community even if you are
> uncomfortable with English. Just send an e-mail in your preferred language
> to user@trafodion.apache.org. As a community, we use translation software
> to help remove language barriers. Most often, we respond in English so that
> you can use translation software, too."
>
> We might also provide a page that provides language-specific instructions
> on how to join and leave our mailing lists.
>
> Thoughts?
>
> --
> Thanks,
>
> Gunnar
> *If you think you can you can, if you think you can't you're right.*
>

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