Pro Account for Translation Work?

Pro Account for Translation Work?

Postby Orc762 on Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:20 pm

Hello,
I am Orc762, and I am currently in the top 5 translators for Spanish. I have done well over 100 problems, and was wondering if the offer for free pro accounts still stands, or if some other condition has to be met. I appreciate any correspondence on this matter and will continue to hold this site in the highest regard, with or without reward. Thank you for your time.
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Re: Pro Account for Translation Work?

Postby adum on Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:21 pm

hi there. originally the pro account offer was for translating the site, not the problems. i do think it's fair to offer something for the translation of problems. i see you've done 100 items (which is a lower number of problems, as there are typically multiple items per problem). i'll think about this more -- what do people think is fair?
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Re: Pro Account for Translation Work?

Postby BartTM on Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:20 pm

I'm in doubt about the whole translation thing.
I'd rather have a fixed set of comments that people can use in problems, as usually there is no need to go verbose in many situations whle some (f.i. the 10.000 year ko) can really benefit from a lengthy, but standardized, explanation.
As a 1000+ problem comment translator I boldly claim the right to vent my opinion on this ;)

The work at hand as for now is truly gigantic.
If we are to continue this way any incentive to keep the translations up to date (apart from russo-german national pride/animosity, which seems to work quite well, or is that my devilish inclination?) anything that promotes the translation effort is welcome.

But we also need to guard quality.
If 100 translations would earn you a pro account, you can have that in minutes by just copying every Google Translate suggestion into the comment box.
And your countrymen visiting this site would think it is crap for the bizarre texts Google craps out. (in Dutch they often are bizarre, I guess Spanish fares no better)

So I think 100 translations are a bit low. Good for a pro account for a year, maybe, not for lifetime.
What about 500?
That would really feel like a true contribution, and still be way less than what I've done while already owning my Pro account...?
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Re: Pro Account for Translation Work?

Postby adum on Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:49 am

thanks bart. i think i agree with you. 500 items seems like a fair amount. (and of course, just copying the suggestions from Google Translate does not count.)
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