Posted 16 August 2007 - 12:37 PM
I was wondering if there is any reason why explorecrete.com would not be also in Polish language? There is no problem for me, and as I spoke with Wally, for other whitey-reds here to make some effort and bring also Polish language here. Any technical problems?
It could be the biggest Polish language encyclopedia about Crete here!
Posted 16 August 2007 - 11:37 PM
Are you offering your services to Yannis? Maybe you should drop him an email, address it to the webmaster.
Posted 17 August 2007 - 10:18 AM
exactly what i want to do - to translate to polish. for fun, for people, using my free time. i`m not alone in this.
i do know also Wally and others were sending e-mails to yannis with no clear response. i did couple of days ago. the same "nothing"
Posted 17 August 2007 - 04:13 PM
It is the moderators task to control the contents of board messages, so if they don't speak/read the lingo they can't moderate ustalony?
This is an international site about Crete, and only English is used since almost the whole world reads/writes it as far as I understood.
Anyhow "skolo" imagine some members would start threads in; Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Rumanian etc. etc.
Posted 17 August 2007 - 06:25 PM
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Posted 18 August 2007 - 02:22 PM
I was missing your comments for last few days…
But as always you did not let me down!
I owe you so much fun today
How come you haven’t notice that Explore Crete is run in a few languages???
The little flags on very top of the EC, just under the banner, indicates that it is available not only Greek, English, German, French, Dutch, Swedish, Danish but also in Russian and Chinese.
I’m sure Skolo offered some free of charge assistance in translation into Polish but not running or translating the forum!
I do agree with you that English is most universal language all over the world but it would be nice to help in sharing the information on Crete with people who don’t know English or aren’t fluent in it.
Posted 18 August 2007 - 10:42 PM
Is that so hard to understand that I would like to try translating "Exploring the Crete" part of this web site, not the forum? Wim, come one...its not so hard
Posted 19 August 2007 - 12:44 PM
I know that for instance most Danes can understand and read English very well, and I believe that so do many Poles (and one or two Dutch people as well ). Isn't it all a little superfluous?
Just wondering - but good luck whatever!
Posted 19 August 2007 - 01:54 PM
Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:46 PM
You didn't do your homework well. There are actually 3 Dutch people that speak (and write) English
All the others speak German, French, Spanish, Polish, Italian, Moroccan, Tunisian, Greek, Egyptian, Yiddish, Turkish, Persian and so on. Yes sir, we're an international lot.....
Ha, even some do speak Dutch, but not for long anymore, I'm afraid
And, as for Wally, yes I'm getting older and less curious by the day. Often wondered what those little flags are for on that overwhelming home page. So, following your advise, I clicked the Dutch one and found out that it opened a whole new world to me.
Posted 23 August 2007 - 12:23 PM
I am sorry for the late reply, but I have been very busy with a new project, which has entirely absorbed my energy and attention.
Translating the site to Polish is a generous offer and I may accept your offer in the future, but for the moment it would be very difficult for me to add another language version of the Explorecrete site. It takes a lot of my time already to update the English pages and then update the translated pages in 8 more languages.
Posted 23 August 2007 - 09:25 PM
All the best
Pam & Bob
Posted 24 August 2007 - 06:40 PM
We all appreciate the hard work that maintaining such a great site must be but I think it is a shame that you can't add Polish - the poles and czechs are coming more and more to Crete and the ones that I've met are good, polite tourists who love the island and the way of life.
If Skolo is offering his service free of charge then it would be nice to have just a few pages - even if not regularly updated - in his language.
Thanks again for a useful and friendly site