Category talk:Check translations

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I don't know where to say this, so perhaps someone could suggest a better place. These translations are fundamentally flawed. Translations are not of words but of meanings. A word may have multiple meanings which do not correspond to the same divisions of meaning as its translations. Since this should be really obvious to anyone who knows enough to carry out these translations, it's beyond me how anyone could have listed a single translation for a word like "train" without putting up some kind of protest. Davilla 06:51, 22 July 2005 (UTC)

The example train is actually a very good example - of why we don't do it that way anymore. The meanings are listed by number in that example. For the noun, Finnish is the only language that correctly lists all meanings' translations. drink might be a better example of how we format translations by meaning now. --Connel MacKenzie 07:08, 22 July 2005 (UTC)
Thanks, you've just created faith in this project from at least one soul. Davilla 09:14, 22 July 2005 (UTC)
There, train is now cleaned up. Don't forget that when we got started here there were not as many people around to add good definitons as there are now. The standard had to be lower. All the projects start out that way. Then they start maturing. What was important then, was to get content in, to get started, to dabble in order to find where the problems were. Now we are starting to locate some of the problems and can start fixing them. Back then we were happy when we had one or a few translations for a certain word. We focused on the most obvious ones. I'm sure that in a few years our attempts of today will look amateurish as well and they probably are, but they are necessary to lay the foundation for something better. If you try to do it perfectly the first time around, nothing will ever come out of it. Now, at least something got published and it encourages people to improve upon it. Polyglot 13:44, 27 July 2005 (UTC)

I think we need another way to take care of this problem. We need a template/category per language such that we can ask people with those native languages to have a look at the language they know about, instead of having to ask them to hunt down hundreds of pages to find places where they can do something. If we can agree on adopting the templates, I think it should be feasible to write a bot to apply them were necessary. (Having to do it manually would be very much work) Polyglot 12:57, 27 July 2005 (UTC)

What next?[edit]

Sorry the ignorance, but what do we do after we checked the translation? Ex.: I know that amorphous = amorfo (pt), for sure. I'll just remove from this category? How? Khullah 20:51, 8 July 2007 (UTC)