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Fwd: Updates to secure poll

Casey Brown-5
Hmm, seems that this never got through (we tried to send it out on Monday).

There's only a few new messages and Tim says these should be the only
important, new ones.  For most languages, this means only translating
2-6 strings!

-- Casey

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From: Philippe Beaudette <[hidden email]>
Date: July 20, 2009 11:10:14 AM CDT
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Updates to secure poll

Greetings,

You may have noticed that there are some new status messages to be
translated for SecurePoll.  These will be critical to the election for
the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees.  When you have a moment,
would you mind checking translation status at
http://translatewiki.net/wiki/Special:Translate?task=untranslated&group=ext-securepoll
and http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Board_elections/2009/Translation ?
Your support is so greatly appreciated.

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Re: Fwd: Updates to secure poll

Gergő Tisza
It is a waste of translators' time to translate the SecurePoll admin interface to dozens of languages, which is what most of the voting-related translation requests (including this one) are about. Only a handful of people have access to that interface, and it is quite unlikely that any one of them doesn't understand English. It would be nice if the voter and admin interface of SecurePolls could be split into separate translation groups.

Casey Brown-5 wrote
Hmm, seems that this never got through (we tried to send it out on Monday).

There's only a few new messages and Tim says these should be the only
important, new ones.  For most languages, this means only translating
2-6 strings!

-- Casey

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Philippe Beaudette <pbeaudette@wikimedia.org>
Date: July 20, 2009 11:10:14 AM CDT
To: translators-l@lists.wikimedia.org
Subject: Updates to secure poll

Greetings,

You may have noticed that there are some new status messages to be
translated for SecurePoll.  These will be critical to the election for
the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees.  When you have a moment,
would you mind checking translation status at
http://translatewiki.net/wiki/Special:Translate?task=untranslated&group=ext-securepoll
and http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Board_elections/2009/Translation ?
Your support is so greatly appreciated.

____________________
Philippe Beaudette

pbeaudette@wikimedia.org

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the sum of all knowledge.  Help us make it a reality!

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Re: Fwd: Updates to secure poll

Casey Brown-5
On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 5:33 PM, Tgr<[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> It is a waste of translators' time to translate the SecurePoll admin
> interface to dozens of languages, which is what most of the voting-related
> translation requests (including this one) are about. Only a handful of
> people have access to that interface, and it is quite unlikely that any one
> of them doesn't understand English. It would be nice if the voter and admin
> interface of SecurePolls could be split into separate translation groups.
>

Usually I'd agree with you, except that we're translating the
MediaWiki extension on betawiki so that it can be used on all
MediaWiki installations.  I'm sure there's a Hungarian wiki (for
example the Hungarian chapter) out there that might want to use this
extension, and just imagine how happy they'd be when they realize it's
already been translated by a nice person!

That being said, we might want to provide this option.  I'm CCing
Siebrand so he can tell us if this is an option.

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Re: Fwd: Updates to secure poll

Gergő Tisza
Re after some delay:

Casey Brown <lists <at> caseybrown.org> writes:

>
> On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 5:33 PM, Tgr<gtisza <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > It is a waste of translators' time to translate the SecurePoll admin
> > interface to dozens of languages, which is what most of the voting-related
> > translation requests (including this one) are about. Only a handful of
> > people have access to that interface, and it is quite unlikely that any one
> > of them doesn't understand English. It would be nice if the voter and admin
> > interface of SecurePolls could be split into separate translation groups.
> >
>
> Usually I'd agree with you, except that we're translating the
> MediaWiki extension on betawiki so that it can be used on all
> MediaWiki installations.  I'm sure there's a Hungarian wiki (for
> example the Hungarian chapter) out there that might want to use this
> extension, and just imagine how happy they'd be when they realize it's
> already been translated by a nice person!

Translator time is a very scarce resource, in Hungarian about half of the
requests are never done, and I doubt it's very different for the other smaller
languages. So it is not a good idea to mix in maybe-useful-but-unimportant
requests; if we have to choose whether the admin interface or one more candidate
summary should display in the local language, the latter is far more preferable.


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