1) If this list hadn't take the backward step of making the only
way one can reply to a message "reply to list," the private
and non-English postings would not have to go to the entire
2) it is ridiculously simple to copy/paste a non-English e-mail
into the "translate" box at http://www.google.com/language_tools
if the moderator can not read a language and needs to determine
whether the posting is "appropriate."
Google does a more than adequate job of translation on many
languages - even some that are rarely encountered by most
English speakers. I make regular use of the language tools,
particularly for customer support.
... Joe, W4TV
On 4/26/2010 1:11 PM, David Gilbert wrote:
> How exactly do you or KT9OM expect Steve to moderate the list (and
> history has shown that he does indeed need to monitor the list for
> relevancy and decorum) if postings are in Spanish (or any other
> language)? And I think it's pretty clear from his "shouted" posting
> that he had already previously asked for it to stop. Everyone gets
> frustrated when they get ignored.
> So yes, it is pretty much an English only list, but you know darn well
> that it isn't restricted in any other way to USA only. This issue has
> nothing at all to do with whether or not the users of the list speak one
> language or half a dozen. The issue is whether it is fair to expect
> Steve to speak enough different languages to be able to monitor the
> list, or to run everything through an online translator. Clearly it isn't.
> Dave AB7E
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