Untranslated Mandarin on the site. Polite request.

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Untranslated Mandarin on the site. Polite request.

Postby superking » 07 Jun 2012, 13:13

Is it me or is there a slowly increasing trend of people posting stuff in Mandarin on here and not translating it for the masses? It would be more friendly if you'd kindly post a direct translation please after you write Chinese into the middle of a sentence. Back when all this was green fields and we dinosaurs got to rip each other new ones on an hourly basis you would have been eviscerated for dropping Mandarin into your post without translating it. But we are all polite and grown up now. So could I please ask, if you do need/want to post some Mandarin in with your English postings would you kindly also provide a direct translation into English? People who are imbeciles, like myself, would be much happier, and those who are trying to improve their Mandarin would benefit from some new language input.


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Re: Untranslated Mandarin on the site. Polite request.

Postby Omniloquacious » 07 Jun 2012, 13:14

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Re: Untranslated Mandarin on the site. Polite request.

Postby ceevee369 » 07 Jun 2012, 13:18

I think my reply in the related thread explained the reason behind. No offense. :notworthy:
I know it is not a personal critcism.

But DO try yourself using fu***-up on-line translators and see what comes out of it - Gabberish junk unfortunatly not worth posting.
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Re: Untranslated Mandarin on the site. Polite request.

Postby finley » 07 Jun 2012, 13:23

I think most people do it when there is no equivalent english phrase, and it's normally only done with common phrases/simple chinese that anybody who's, ahem, been here a while ought to recognise.

Otherwise, Google Chrome is your friend.
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Re: Untranslated Mandarin on the site. Polite request.

Postby archylgp » 07 Jun 2012, 13:24

ceevee369 wrote:I think my reply in the related thread explained the reason behind. No offense. :notworthy:
I know it is not a personal critcism.

But DO try yourself using fu***-up on-line translators and see what comes out of it - Gabberish junk unfortunatly not worth posting.


Check out that thread now.
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Re: Untranslated Mandarin on the site. Polite request.

Postby ceevee369 » 07 Jun 2012, 13:26

Right. Seems Google Chrome is maybe the better one vs. Bling and others. Thanks
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Re: Untranslated Mandarin on the site. Polite request.

Postby superking » 07 Jun 2012, 13:29

ceevee369 wrote:I think my reply in the related thread explained the reason behind. No offense. :notworthy:
I know it is not a personal critcism.

But DO try yourself using fu***-up on-line translators and see what comes out of it - Gabberish junk unfortunatly not worth posting.



Your post in the police mob thing simply prompted me to start this thread, Ceevee, old chap. I had been mulling it over in the back of my mind for a while and your post simply provided the reminder/impetus for me. No offence meant to you or to anyone. Just a polite request that things get translated please.

It's actually more the posts that go along the lines of...

So yeah I was talking to this person the other day about the topic this thread is discussing. So I said to him, "Hey, why do you do this thing?" And he replied, "INSERT LONG Mandarin SENTENCE." And so I was like, WTF. Right guys?

It's the ones where you need to understand Mandarin to really understand the gist of the whole post. I'm all for people speaking Mandarin, no probs at all. But I'd guess that most of us fall somewhere between the ranks of window licker and doorknob humper when it comes to Mandarin proficiency. I personally would prefer to be able to understand the whole post, or have the parts of the post written in Mandarin translated at some point.

Postscript: For some reason you cannot capitalize the word Mandarin on the flob. Curious.
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Re: Untranslated Mandarin on the site. Polite request.

Postby tommy525 » 07 Jun 2012, 13:50

I agree, this is an englishee forum so puhlease suh, englishee only.
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Re: Untranslated Mandarin on the site. Polite request.

Postby finley » 07 Jun 2012, 13:55

Postscript: For some reason you cannot capitalize the word Mandarin on the flob. Curious.

Some style nazis will tell you that a people (eg., the English) should have a capital letter, but a language (eg., english) should not. Could be wrong about that - maybe the spellchecker thinks you're trying to write about Whitehall mandarins or Mandarin oranges.
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Re: Untranslated Mandarin on the site. Polite request.

Postby the bear » 07 Jun 2012, 14:32

Of course for anyone feeling the need to post in Mandarin that Maoman fella has created a Chinese forum over at his new site. Not plugging it, don't know if it's going anywhere; but it's there for you if you needs it.
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