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A Forum for Speakers of a Foreign Language?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by appleguy123, Jun 13, 2010.

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    appleguy123

    #1
    I notice more and more that a lot of forum posters have English as a (sometimes very rough) second language. Is it possible that we could have a foreign language forum for people to communicate and get help in their native language?
     
  2. macrumors demi-god

    skunk

    #2
    If someone needs help in a language other than English, they only have to ask. There are plenty of linguists here, both cunning and otherwise.
     
  3. macrumors Core

    miles01110

    #3
    I haven't noticed this. Perhaps you could link to the numerous threads that might support your case? Are you also recommending a forum for posters that know English but don't know how to ask an intelligent question? I think that one would be a lot more active.
     
  4. macrumors 603

    appleguy123

    #4
    Haha.
    With a dedicated forum we could more easily reach people that can help those with a different language. However, it would probably make it harder for mods to regulate that forum.
     
  5. JNB
    macrumors 604

    JNB

    #5
    I think that as this is a US-based site, and English is the lingua franca of most business and international trade & industry, creating a completely separate forum/subforum dedicated to a particular other tongue would be problematic and limit the amount of discussion/assistance available, as well as shutting out all others not conversant in the given language.

    We have many multi-lingual members, and I know that there have been several posts moved temporarily into a more comfortable language for the newcomer, as well as PM's between members.
     
  6. macrumors 68000

    lewis82

    #6
    IMHO it's not a problem...

    I would like this because it would give me opportunities to communicate in french with other mac enthusiasts, not because I am not proficient enough in english.
     
  7. macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

    #7

    Here you go.

    http://www.macbidouille.com/
     
  8. macrumors 68000

    lewis82

    #8
    I know Macbidouille. I read their news.

    But the forums aren't quite as interesting as Macrumors Forums.;)
     
  9. macrumors demi-god

    oblomow

    #9
    True. If someone is really stuck with an english answer, there are plenty of people here can translate it or give more help in their language. I don't like the idea of fragmentation of threads on MR in several languages.

    btw Skunk, my wife was asking for a cunning linguist, so I just licked my eyebrows and hurried over...
     

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