[Noisebridge-discuss] front page translation to spanish

Travis Briggs audiodude at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 23:34:29 UTC 2016


Not to be a pain, but on
https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/FractalWorkingGroup I see:


   - a group can begin with an individual or group of individuals at any
   time, for any reason.


Which implies that anyone can start a group (which seems in line with
doacracy). But later it talks about membership requirements for the group:


   - any NB member* may join, observe, or send suggestions to any group.
   (*"member" means any Board Member, Member, and any other formally approved
   NB participant)
   - any NB non-member may participate in a group with the sponsorship of
   one formally recognized NB "member" as defined above.


So the question is, can "NB non-member"s start a WG? Do they need
sponsorship from a member to do so?

Sorry if this has drifted from the original topic.

-Travis

On 1 February 2016 at 14:37, Trent Robbins <robbintt at gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't see this as bikeshedding, but at this point this needs to be spun
> off noisebridge discuss into a working group so we don't all have to be
> exposed to it.  Please use the fractal working group model
> <https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/FractalWorkingGroup> if you wish to.
> Note that the fractal working group page needs updated. Anyone can
> participate in a fractal working group, it has nothing to do with
> membership at all.
>
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>
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>
> Best,
>
> Trent Robbins
> Tau Informatics LLC
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> On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 2:29 PM, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
>
>> Here are some wiki pages...
>>
>> https://noisebridge.net/wiki/It's_a_Wiki
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_triviality
>>
>>
>> On 1 February 2016 at 14:23, Travis Briggs <audiodude at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> A brief search turns up Extension:Translate <
>>> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Translate> which requires
>>> MediaWiki 1.24. From this page <
>>> https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Special:Version>, it looks like
>>> Noisebridge is on 1.19.1
>>>
>>> The cool part about that extension is that it supports "auto"
>>> translation of pages by integrating with an online translation service. It
>>> also has a web interface where people could translate pages, as well as
>>> gettext export for offline translation, which could be used to build a
>>> custom workflow.
>>>
>>> I think if you really want to translate the Noisebridge website, this is
>>> what you want.
>>>
>>> -Travis
>>>
>>> On 1 February 2016 at 14:09, Jeffrey Carl Faden <jeffreyatw at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Making Noisebridge into an “app” rather than a wiki has been discussed
>>>> before and no one has amassed the appropriate amount of effort or support
>>>> to make it a reality. I personally believe that the wiki ain’t broke, we
>>>> don’t need to fix it, and the path forward should simply be to upgrade it
>>>> to a version of MediaWiki that supports i18n.
>>>>
>>>> Jeffrey
>>>>
>>>> > On Feb 1, 2016, at 1:59 PM, Rob M <veryprofessionalguy at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> >
>>>> > What's the plan for the frontpage revamp?  I learned earlier this
>>>> morning that it's somehow done in mediawiki (didn't know that was a
>>>> thing).  I was going to recommend working on translations for the front-end
>>>> because it's more stable than the typical 'manual info' that get's updated
>>>> in noisebridge's wiki, but I guess the whole thing is a wiki.  Have people
>>>> discussed making a more solidified 'app' of our landing page?
>>>> >
>>>> > If we have the content somewhere on github, we'll still have write
>>>> access, it's just more involved getting PRs into master, and doing code
>>>> rollouts/ content updates.
>>>> >
>>>> > On 02/01/2016 01:54 PM, Rubin Abdi wrote:
>>>> >> Considering we've got a todo item to do a revamp/clean up of the
>>>> front page and all linked to pages, I would advise holding off on hiring
>>>> translations services until that work is done.
>>>> >>
>>>> >> On 1 February 2016 at 09:49, Mitch Altman <maltman23 at hotmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> >> Aweseome!
>>>> >>
>>>> >> If you want to make other languages happen on the Noisebridge wiki,
>>>> while being non-disruptive to the usability of the site, I'd be way into
>>>> it.  You'll need to coordinate with Jeffrey and others, assuming they're
>>>> also into it.
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2016 23:44:16 -0800
>>>> >> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] front page translation to spanish
>>>> >> From: dmhomee at gmail.com
>>>> >> To: maltman23 at hotmail.com
>>>> >> CC: jeffreyatw at gmail.com; noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Omg it would be for iOS development!
>>>> >>
>>>> >> On that topic, I think it would be pretty cool to get chinese and
>>>> vietnamese translation as well....
>>>> >>
>>>> >> On Sun, Jan 31, 2016 at 6:18 PM, Mitch Altman <maltman23 at hotmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> >> It would be great to get more Hispanic people to become part of our
>>>> community.
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Praveen -- using Noisebridge for meetups is way cool, as long as it
>>>> is about why Noisebridge exists, which is hacking:  art, craft, tech,
>>>> science, making things, fixing things, workshops and classes as related to
>>>> the above, politics and society as related to the above.
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2016 15:54:17 -0800
>>>> >> From: dmhomee at gmail.com
>>>> >> To: jeffreyatw at gmail.com
>>>> >> CC: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
>>>> >> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] front page translation to spanish
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Yes, it is a good use of time.  Getting the initial translation will
>>>> provide for a template, and it is easier to update over time.  It will
>>>> encourage more spanish speakers at the space, and that in turn will help
>>>> with maintenance.
>>>> >>
>>>> >> I may be starting work with immigrant students at city college soon,
>>>> and I'd like to use noisebridge for a meet ups.
>>>> >>
>>>> >> I /really/ don't like machine translation  a) it's shitty for
>>>> anything more than a sentence.  b) a human touch is just better!
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >> On Sun, Jan 31, 2016 at 3:43 PM, Jeffrey Carl Faden <
>>>> jeffreyatw at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> >> Is that really a good use of time?
>>>> >>
>>>> >> If you have a separate Spanish front page, what happens if someone
>>>> edits the English one? Then you have out-of-date information.
>>>> >>
>>>> >> That, or you’re asking for someone to translate all of their edits.
>>>> >>
>>>> >> I think a better approach would be to make sure the copy on the
>>>> pages you’re interested in internationalizing still read well when sent
>>>> through an online translator. Unless you have some sort of deep-seated
>>>> resentment against Google’s free services, I don’t see why Google Translate
>>>> is such a bad idea for a page with non-colloquial English phrasing.
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Jeffrey
>>>> >>
>>>> >> > On Jan 31, 2016, at 3:15 PM, Praveen Sinha <dmhomee at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> >> >
>>>> >> > Yo Noisebridge,
>>>> >> >
>>>> >> > One of the biggest irks of accessibility to me was the lack of
>>>> spanish language documents while situated in a latino neighborhood.  In
>>>> specific, I'm thinking about hiring someone to translate our front wiki
>>>> page, and maybe some supporting docs.... But I think the front page is
>>>> locked down right now.  Anyone know who I should to talk to get such an
>>>> initiative going?
>>>> >> >
>>>> >> > con amor,
>>>> >> > Praveen
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