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On 06/17/10 18:21, Patrick Lauer wrote:
> Now of course this will cause friction. I've noticed it especially with
> germanic and slavic languages that are more terse than english.
> For example "Sit down!" is acceptable in all situations in german,
maybe acceptable, sure not polite or friendly.
> You can extrapolate the friction this can and will cause. So unless
> someone actively personally insults me I'll just assume it got lost in
I understand "extrapolating friction" as having the receiver fixing
potential miscommunication. Is that what you meant? While it may work
for you it's an inversion of responsibility again to me. I want Gentoo
to be attractive to users without that skill, too.
> And there's little we can do about it because many people
> don't notice these translation issues or don't know english well enough
> to express themselves with the needed refinement.
Things we can do include raising awareness and keep trying.
> So let's not get too hung up on single words, stop
> floodmailing and resume fixing bugs, mmmhkay?
Are you asking me to shut up?
In case floodmailing refers to me: I'm not done yet.
We have more or less ignored non-technical issues for quite some time
concentrating on technical issues as that's easier. The thing is:
Technical things work much better in Gentoo than non-technical things.
Let me repeat: Technical is not our main problem.