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Ricardo14 Ricardo14 June 23, 2019 at 12:14 AM, edited June 23, 2019 at 12:16 AM June 23, 2019 at 12:14 AM, edited June 23, 2019 at 12:16 AM link permalink

**Suggestion (Feature request?)**

I've some problems with that and I'd like to share with you.

From times to times I want to contact some people who speak, understand a specific language to translate a (some) sentence(s) I want into other languages. It can be for my self studies, for my students, for other projects I have...

On "Language of members" and "Native speakers" I can find people to help me but...

1st - Are they active on Tatoeba? When is this user's last log? If I go into their profile I'll get an answer but it's not that clear (it's for me because I've been around for quite a long time)

2nd - Are they willing to help me? Do they reply to messages often? Always? Never? If they are not around and also set up their settings to don't receive emails from Tatoeba, it'll be hard to contact them, don't you think?

OK, but don't we have the "My vocabulary" feature?
Yes and it's great! However some problems...
-people don't look at it very much (better saying: I don't see people looking at the requests.. Maybe because they don't have time? Interest? Or even they don't remember, know that there are requests over there?

Perhaps it'd be good to have a kind of "advanced search" which we could look for
- active members in x language who understand y language
- people that speak x and y language but that they've not been around
- people who set up/agreed to receive emails from Tatoeba - like PMs!

That's it. Thanks.

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Smoky Smoky June 23, 2019 at 7:43 AM June 23, 2019 at 7:43 AM link permalink

You can ask me if you need to translate something from English into Russian.

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Ricardo14 Ricardo14 June 24, 2019 at 3:46 PM June 24, 2019 at 3:46 PM link permalink

Thank you so really much! :D

gillux gillux June 24, 2019 at 7:08 AM June 24, 2019 at 7:08 AM link permalink

Ricardo, I agree wholeheartedly with you.

I also think that Tatoeba sorely lacks ways to allow members sharing interest in the same language to reach out to one another. I remember in my last UX test, the first thing the user wanted to do is to find other German contributors. And she had such a hard time doing it. She even looked at the Wall and was disappointed to only see English messages.

I think it would be terribly awesome if we had separate spaces for each language. Members having interest in that language, be it natives or learners, could reach out to one another, follow what’s going on, exchange messages, actively *use* that language etc.

When I first joined Tatoeba, I remember I was happy to see other French active members, and happy to get Japanese messages from tommy_san about my translations. Looking back, it may have been a key point explaining why I’m still around now.

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soliloquist soliloquist June 24, 2019 at 2:04 PM June 24, 2019 at 2:04 PM link permalink

> I think it would be terribly awesome if we had separate spaces for each language. Members having interest in that language, be it natives or learners, could reach out to one another, follow what’s going on, exchange messages, actively *use* that language etc.

How about a forum like this one?

https://forum.wordreference.com

https://tatoeba.org/eng/wall/sh...#message_31426

Ricardo14 Ricardo14 June 24, 2019 at 3:50 PM June 24, 2019 at 3:50 PM link permalink

Thanks for your reply, Gillux.

It has been suggested to me to look for answers in another websites but
1 - I really like and *trust* Tatoeba. Everyone here are willing to have an awesome corpus;
2 - By helping me (and other members) we'd be feeding Tatoeba
3 - I don't feel like going to other websites for now. I prefer Tatoeba.

> She even looked at the Wall and was disappointed to only see English messages.

How about "encouraging" members to post on 2+ languages or having a "machine translation" that we'd be corrected - if necessary - by a native speaker?

> I think it would be terribly awesome if we had separate spaces for each language. Members having interest in that language, be it natives or learners, could reach out to one another, follow what’s going on, exchange messages, actively *use* that language etc.

+ 1,000. + sentences on Tatoeba! More hands to help each other!

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Thanuir Thanuir June 25, 2019 at 6:14 PM June 25, 2019 at 6:14 PM link permalink

Useammalla kielellä kirjoittaminen lienee hyvä käytäntö. Mutta konekääntäminen suomesta ei toimi kovin hyvin. Toiminee paremmin suurempien kielten kanssa.

Å skrive på mange språk er fint, synes jeg. Men maskinoversettelse virker ikke så bra med finsk. Kanskje er det bedre med større språk.