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    Default Regional subforums

    I think it'd be a good idea to add regional subforums, for example German, French, Spanish or Italian forums. OpenSUSE has very strong communities, especially the German and Finnish one. I am German and I always prefer writing in German than in English.

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    That's an excellent idea and one we're giving good consideration to. We would prefer for other existing forums for languages other than English to contact us and join our merge process. There are a lot of issues to consider with language specific forums like who will moderate them. Anyway, I'm sure it's in our future...we've just been so focused on getting the English forums out the door that we've put a lower priority on discussing multiple language forums. Thanks for poking us though.
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    Any news on this? As you may know, another German forum was founded. You can find it at SUSEusers.de.

    Maybe we can collaborate with them.

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    Default Re: Regional subforums

    Maturion,

    > Any news on this?


    Not really...the staff here discussed it and we haven't really come to any
    definitive conclusions. Here are some of the questions we threw around:
    Would we duplicate our forum structure for each language or have a single
    forum for each language? What would be the benefit of either choice? What
    is the goal of having non-English language forums as part of our structure?
    Who would benefit from that and why? Doesn't having language specific
    forums undermine the goal of having a single knowledge pool?

    I think the staff here is still open to the option of language forums *if*
    we can pin down how to do it and if we can pin down the benefit to the
    community of doing so. How would you answer the above questions?

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    Is it really so important to use you're native language.
    We have all have one common interest computers
    Second it is just a matter what you are used to
    I am used to the English language in the computer world , even my home PC is in English
    If I used the Dutch language for my PC, than my reaction to most things is my goodness what does it mean.
    Beside that than you can build one database , and it does not matter where you live , you can use it.
    dobby9

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    Default Re: Regional subforums

    On 10/01/2008 dobby9 wrote:
    > Is it really so important to use you're native language.


    Yes. Ask your less tech savvy friends and relatives.

    Uwe

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    Once I try one of the older opensuse version in the Dutch language , can not remember with one the translation was so bad , that reinstall it using the English language
    Why I can not remember because I use opensuse from opensuse 7.3 on
    dobby9

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    dobby9 wrote:
    > Is it really so important to use you're native language.


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    * dobby9 wrote, On 10/02/2008 07:16 AM:
    > Once I try one of the older opensuse version in the Dutch language , can
    > not remember with one the translation was so bad , that reinstall it
    > using the English language


    Well, the user base in Dutch is probably rather small, so a lower quality in the localization of a Linux distro is expected. But what about French, Spanish, and last but not least, German?

    Uwe

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckesfeld View Post
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    Well, the user base in Dutch is probably rather small, so a lower quality in the localization of a Linux distro is expected. But what about French, Spanish, and last but not least, German?

    Uwe
    Well that is quit easy , I am retired now but as long as I was working in Computer department my company always use IBM mainframes
    And those machines only understand English or maybe jet better Americans.
    SO I am used to the English language in the computer
    world and if I change it than it will maybe with my native langauge and that is Dutch
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