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Hello all,

Okay, I've had a chance to see what languages are being used and which ones are not. It seems that foreign languages for each show aren't used very much so at the moment I've moved all the native language posts to the main section for each show and put all foreign languages under 'other languages'

For example:
The French section now as all the french posts under the main section and everything else has been put under 'other languages'

But I've noticed that there really aren't too many posts for other languages.
So that leaves us with two options:

A) Leave them separated with the Native language for that country as the default language and any other languages under 'other languages'

Ex:
NY (English)
- Other Lang
France (French)
- Other Lang
Spain (Spanish)
- Other Lang

And so on.

or

B) Merge all the languages for the shows because there's not too many other languages anyway.

The reason I had the separated in the first place is because if there are multiple languages being used then it's really really hard to read the thread list. It just looks like the jumbled mess. However, we don't seem to have too many languages being used.

Also, the forum got updated to the newest version. Not just a patch update, but the whole version which gives us new features.

One of the new features is Thread Prefix which I can style anyway I want. So we could use a colored thread prefix to make other language threads stand out.

For example: English is the default language for the US shows so English posts there wouldn't need a prefix. But if someone had a question in Spanish they could use the Spanish prefix to make their post stand out. And non-Spanish speakers could just ignore it.

And someone posting an English thread for the Spain show could use English tag, and so on.

I was playing with the prefixes in the testing section and here's what they look like:

[Image: prefix.jpg]

So what do you think?
(08-11-2010, 05:14 PM)Tokio Wrote: [ -> ]Hello all,

Okay, I've had a chance to see what languages are being used and which ones are not. It seems that foreign languages for each show aren't used very much so at the moment I've moved all the native language posts to the main section for each show and put all foreign languages under 'other languages'

For example:
The French section now as all the french posts under the main section and everything else has been put under 'other languages'

But I've noticed that there really aren't too many posts for other languages.
So that leaves us with two options:

A) Leave them separated with the Native language for that country as the default language and any other languages under 'other languages'

Ex:
NY (English)
- Other Lang
France (French)
- Other Lang
Spain (Spanish)
- Other Lang

And so on.

or

B) Merge all the languages for the shows because there's not too many other languages anyway.

The reason I had the separated in the first place is because if there are multiple languages being used then it's really really hard to read the thread list. It just looks like the jumbled mess. However, we don't seem to have too many languages being used.

Also, the forum got updated to the newest version. Not just a patch update, but the whole version which gives us new features.

One of the new features is Thread Prefix which I can style anyway I want. So we could use a colored thread prefix to make other language threads stand out.

For example: English is the default language for the US shows so English posts there wouldn't need a prefix. But if someone had a question in Spanish they could use the Spanish prefix to make their post stand out. And non-Spanish speakers could just ignore it.

And someone posting an English thread for the Spain show could use English tag, and so on.

I was playing with the prefixes in the testing section and here's what they look like:

[Image: prefix.jpg]

So what do you think?

I think the way you have it now with being separate is my vote. It seems to be working well as it is.
I'm actually a spanish speaker, but I like to comment in the english section to know what fans from other countries are up to, but not everyone speaks english anyways... so I think it's okay to have the forum the way it is now, like the a) choice :)

Guest

I like option B)
just saying

mostly because I think the way it is now "separates" us in a way, and we should be coming together? XDD
I say merge them, myself. Keeping them separate like that makes the forum seem divided and over-sized.
I like the prefix feature and it really makes sense since the threads in other languages than English are really rare.
Make sure you all vote in the poll! Except guests of course, who can just comment their vote~
I vote for keeping separeted.

I speak english and portuguese, but people here in Brazil don't usually speak english, and some of them not even Spanish.

They are going to start using the forum soon, I've been passing somethings from the forum to some because they don't come over often (some because don't understand much what it's being said, some because are used with orkut). But I've been encouraging them to come over, so... I think separeted is better for those who won't understand other languages.

But I like the idea of keeping everyone together.