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Rule # 4 - providing a translation

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:45 am

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Dear gmlsmit, all

4. The Forums' language is English. If you post something in any other language, please provide a complete translation of your message within the post.


The mods do try and provide translations to assist, and it is not always easy when there are video clips that are recorded in Afrikaans. But Google translate is very easy to use - please respect the rules when posting in non English languages so all readers can follow the post.
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Re: Poaching

Unread post by gmlsmit » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:59 am

DearDinkybird,
1. I do respect the rules.
2. I do not want to do the translations myself as I my do so incorrectly.
3. Just maybe if anyone would like to use Google translate he/she/it should feel free to do so.
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Re: Poaching

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:12 pm

gmlsmit wrote:DearDinkybird,
1. I do respect the rules.
2. I do not want to do the translations myself as I my do so incorrectly.
3. Just maybe if anyone would like to use Google translate he/she/it should feel free to do so.

Dear gmlsmit

The forum rules are very clear (see the rule quoted by myself). Please provide the translation, or we will have to remove the post. We do not want to remove the post, but you will leave us no choice.

Who are/is the 'it' you refer to? (marked in bold in quote by myself?)
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Re: Poaching

Unread post by gmlsmit » Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:51 pm

The it may be anything, nothing really specific.

Sorry to say it here but here it comes - the forum may be English this is something we all accept, however according to the Constitution of this Country we have many official languages.

SANParks not a private company where the other languages can be ignored, so therefor my opinion is that the rule of English only is not in line with the Constitution of this Country.

Now please believe me I am not anti any language, as a matter of fact I was brought up in a house where my parents spoke English only.
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Re: Poaching

Unread post by saraf » Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:56 pm

Then please take the ruling up with SANParks, the rules come from them. To make it easier for you here's the email address:

Senior Manager: E-Business
nedret.saidova@sanparks.org

And apart from anything else, have a little respect for non-South African users of this board.
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Re: Poaching

Unread post by MATTHYS » Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:59 pm

gmlsmit wrote:according to the Constitution of this Country we have many official languages.


We also have many forumites not living in this country and even most of us living in this country would not be able to read/understand posts in all our official languages, Gmlsmit.

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Re: Poaching

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:05 pm

And as I read it the rules do not prohibit the use of other languages, they simply require that for the benefit of other forum members the person who posts in another language also posts a translation.
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Re: Poaching

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:13 pm

Gmlsmit, the use of other languages on the forums has been addressed by SANParks in a discussion many years ago. The rules you agreed to comply with when you joined the forums, have covered this matter since the forums were established.

I quote SANParks from the discussion referred to:
SANParks wrote:Please note that SANParks conducts its business in English and this is set by its organizational policy. Having discussions in other languages on this website is not a possibility.

Freedom of speech has its limitations and the language medium prescribed by the organization is one of them and is to be complied with.
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Re: Poaching

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:19 pm

One further quote from that discussion I referred to:

SANParks uses English as our language of business. This is in view of the diversity of languages and geographic locations of our parks, staff and guests, both local and international.
This was from the web content editor at the time.

Now, please can we get back to the subject at hand.
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Re: Rule # 4 - providing a translation

Unread post by gmlsmit » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:17 am

Saraf posted:

And apart from anything else, have a little respect for non-South African users of this board.

My question - where have I been disrespectful towards non South African users of this board, please explain?
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Re: Rule # 4 - providing a translation

Unread post by RobertT » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:45 am

From what I saw, the post was in English. The article was in Afrikaans but is not posted on this board, just linked to it. :hmz: is the rule really broken then? :hmz:

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Re: Rule # 4 - providing a translation

Unread post by kite » Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:30 pm

On a personal note, I understood the "it" as 'they'.
As I don't often hear Afrikaans, my understanding of it is very rusty.
I click on links to try to get the gist of the articles but am very grateful if someone makes it easy by posting a translation.

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Re: Rule # 4 - providing a translation

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:41 pm

kite wrote:I click on links to try to get the gist of the articles but am very grateful if someone makes it easy by posting a translation.
Yes, and you are not the only one. We have very active members from all over the globe who often show appreciation for translations provided.

Gmlsmit, your edit to the post in question is noted, and we thank you for doing this. The forums are often referred to as 'another park' in the SANParks basket, and we know that you do appreciate the fact that the rules here need to be enforced just as you expect them to be enforced in all the other parks :thumbs_up:
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Re: Rule # 4 - providing a translation

Unread post by Crested Val » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:36 am

I am definitely very grateful for all translations on the forums, especially links to news articles in Afrikaans.
It's very frustrating when there is a link that I cannot read!!!! :wall: :wall:
I know that I am very lucky that the official forums language is English, which is my own language but those are the rules, and hopefully all members will respect this. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Rule # 4 - providing a translation

Unread post by gmlsmit » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:51 am

It appears that my earlier post of 11:17 on 15 June 2014 on this thread, his been missed.
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