If you are fluent in at least 2 languages, you may apply to become an Expert! Just send us proof that you are bilingual, such as a paragraph written in two languages. The other option is to become an active member at WikiTranslation, and we will assign you the title. What benefits are there to being an expert? Well, let’s look at all the user types and permissions.
- Can request a translation
- Can translate
- Can comment
- Can also vote on translations and comments
- Can earn points and titles
- IP address remains hidden
- Can edit any source text, comment, or translation request
- Can hide any post
Basically, as an expert, you can be more involved and help improve the quality of all translations.
Over the past week we have implemented several new features at WikiTranslation:
You can now follow WikiTranslation here on Twitter!
If you don’t have a Twitter account, or you’re a Stumbleupon addict like myself, like us and add us to your favorites here at our Stumbleupon page!
Unlike most site twitter accounts, Wikitranslation will pay attention to its users and will make an earnest effort to respond promptly to followers’ site suggestions and comments.
This being said, if you have any site questions, site suggestions, opinions on the site, or anything formal and informal, feel free to shoot us a message at @wikitranslation.
We also have a Facebook page here if you prefer to stay updated that way.
And last but not least, there is now a forum where you can discuss questions with other like minded users. Several users requested this feature and we agree that it is a good idea. Right now you have to create a new account for the forum, but we are working on integrating the forum and the main site. If you have any suggestions or new features you would like to be implemented, feel free to contact us!
You can now help translate this blog! If you look to the right — ——–>, you can see a menu that says Languages.
If you click on another language, the blog will load with a machine translation (it might take a few extra seconds to load). Now here’s the cool thing: if you notice an inaccuracy or mistranslation, you can click the Edit button and correct it! The correction will be saved and other readers can vote on the quality of the translation.
Thanks to Worldwide Lexicon for developing this great open-source tool.
Here we hope we can provide you with a quick and high quality translation service, and a place to submit your own translations for the community. After all, that’s what WikiTranslation is about.
As you may have seen, the site here is run by the two of us, Edward and Brandon. Edward more so than myself.
We will post more in the future about site changes, updates, or anything that would affect the site.