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JIM NEEDS A BIG FAVOR !
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 06:59 PM GMT+7
Okay people. I am really disappointed.

I made this really cool one-of-a-kind in the world forum system and NOBODY'S USING IT.

I am speaking of course of the ability to post in a vast array of lanuages. When I launched the new forum we had topics in exactly 10 languages. Some many months later and we now have topics in exactly.... 10 lanauges. Not one new topic has been added in a language other than the ones we were doing before all that work. I am bummed.

So...how do I at least give my labor of love a shot here?? Obviously it's hard starting out a whole new language. We have already seen how many of our non-English languages just don't seem to get off the ground. But the problem is simple. It's critical mass. We have to achieve a certain level of critical mass to keep the ball going. Case in point: The Filipino Modelers Phorum ! 108 members we have from the Phillipines. You would think it was 500 because many of them are so active. Active because.....there is something to read every time they come back!

So I need a BIG FAVOR. If English is not your mother-tongue, or even if you can speak another language fluently, CREATE A NEW TOPIC in that other lanagage! Just a little post. Anything. Talk about how your socks get lost in the dryer. #:-)

And if anyone doesn't understand how this whole multiple-lanaguages thing works. Ask me!

Thanks very much,
Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 07:24 PM GMT+7
I am uent-flay in ig-pay atin-lay.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 07:33 PM GMT+7
eally-ray? o-say am I!!! mall-say orld-way isn't it? :-)
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 07:35 PM GMT+7
Deixa comigo Jim, não sabia que você estava a beira de um ataque de nervos...
Mas eu tenho feito minha parte, mantendo a turma do fórum em português em atividade....
Cheers
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 07:44 PM GMT+7
LMAO!!!!!!.......ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, has anyone told you you're a funny man Rob?.......O.K., let's see.........

I also need some help fellas.........shonen_red, how do you say " My socks got lost in the dryer" in Filipino?

Graywolf, same question...only in Turkish.

Mr. Roo, pipe in in Australian mate!

to animal: not really sure what language it is you speak but............

...my apologies Jim.....couldn't resist the temptation.......but Rob started it!....

Tread.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 08:08 PM GMT+7

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I also need some help fellas.........shonen_red, how do you say " My socks got lost in the dryer" in Filipino?



Let me answer that for you Tread. It goes something like this: "Nawala ang medyas ko sa dryer."
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 08:16 PM GMT+7



thanks cardinal......you're a card!....oops!.....another pun....drat!

#:-)

Tread.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 08:40 PM GMT+7
LMAO :-) :-) :-) sorry...muahahah if i only knew a bit more german, and if i still knew russian
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 08:45 PM GMT+7
48 reads and still only 10 languages.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 08:58 PM GMT+7
Bonsoir, tout le monde!

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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 09:52 PM GMT+7
Well, you don't have to be fluent. There are some great free translation sites out there. Here are three.
www.freetranslation.com
http://translation2.paralink.com/
http://freetranslation.imtranslator.com/
Maybe this will help. Thanks for your time.

EDIT: Wait, can somebody make those "hot"?

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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 10:05 PM GMT+7
...here ya go,

www.freetranslation.com

http://translation2.paralink.com/


http://freetranslation.imtranslator.com/


Tread.

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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 10:09 PM GMT+7
Thanks Treadhead! Thanks for your time.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 10:15 PM GMT+7
LOL..... I only speak English
actually I only speak American,
and very poorly at that.



LOL..... Я только говорю по-английски
фактически я только говорю Американца,
и очень плохо в этом.

Used the one translator site for that....... LOL
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 10:38 PM GMT+7
no mam#s perdi mis pinch*es calcetines en la lavadora, y haora que voy a hacer?.

Thats what I have been thinking lately, if you post something then you can make a responce, and if you get responces then someone else might get interested and respond too, so how about each one of us provide some interesting post in your second language's forum, just so we help out big Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 11:05 PM GMT+7
I don't see an option for KLINGON??? :-)
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 11:10 PM GMT+7

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Well, you don't have to be fluent. There are some great free translation sites out there. Here are three.



i was gonna try and sound smart but now that every1 knows my secret sites.....
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 11:14 PM GMT+7
When you say only 10 languages what do you mean by that? 10 different languages or 10 posts in the different language forums here...

Jag vet inte riktig vad han menar men min torktumlare äter alltid mina strumpor...
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Posted: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 12:06 AM GMT+7
Ska genast gå en massa språk-kurser så Jim blir nöjd...

Will not translate the above text. Have fun guys! :-)
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Posted: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 12:09 AM GMT+7

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When you say only 10 languages what do you mean by that? 10 different languages or 10 posts in the different language forums here...

Jag vet inte riktig vad han menar men min torktumlare äter alltid mina strumpor...



Brian,
Currently there are 10 distinct languages used in all our forum topics.

So basically if someone were to start a new post and select French as the language and post a new topic we would have 11 distinct languages.

Thanks,
Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 12:59 AM GMT+7

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So basically if someone were to start a new post and select French as the language and post a new topic we would have 11 distinct languages.

Thanks,
Jim



Your wish is my command...

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=31185&page=1

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Posted: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 01:04 AM GMT+7
Here is your spanish for the "lost socks"....

"Perdí los calcetines en el secador"

Always glad to contribute.... :-)
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Posted: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 01:04 AM GMT+7
any indonesian language?
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Posted: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 01:05 AM GMT+7
Oh - and I almost forgot - here is your Russian...

"Я потерял мои носки в сушилке"

Followed by the sound of gunfire and police sirens!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 01:26 AM GMT+7
Too bad I only know one other phrase in a forieng language

"JEG ER ONDSKAPEN"