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Just how difficult to separate German & English in the front-facing thread?

I wrote a routine to do such over twenty years ago. What am I missing here?

 

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Its fairly obvious that one needs a filter to look at new posts ... in the language one is conversant.

Show me all the new posts ... in Deutsch or English ... waste of bandwidth to see both.

After some 40 years my German ... as my koine Greek ... is not able to follow the posts in German.

So please allow those of us who did not have the wonderful benefit of proximity to keep up our language skills to filter the post to

our native language.

Could be set by preference or frequency of interaction.

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I have to agree with this request. Haven’t been on the forum in awhile and the new format caught me by surprise. How do you filter out the posts written in German/English if you aren’t fluent in the particular language?  For that matter, how do you follow certain sub forums but not others and have only the ones you follow show up under “unread content”?  I could do that on the old forum software, but can’t figure out how with this new software. It’s either not possible or not intuitive. Is there a faq or wiki for the new software somewhere?  I have yet to find it. 

Edit:  found the faq, but it isn’t helping me. Says to click on “view new content” in the upper right hand corner of the page for a drop-down menu, which will allow you to filter by forum. But there is no “view new content” button anywhere on the page. The “unread content” link comes up with a filter, but doesn’t allow me to choose which forums I want to follow. Very non-user friendly. 

Edited by Dirk Mandeville

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One means is to scan a post for the first words against a dictionary, either English or German. The result could be 1, 2 or zero (other which would post as-is). Fast, efficient. I do not know if such is available in our forum's library.

Edited by pico

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I like to see pictures on the German part of the forum and I like to see them from the first page. It’s also good to be reminded that Leica is German first of all. ^_^

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On 1/10/2019 at 11:27 PM, pico said:

Just how difficult to separate German & English in the front-facing thread?

I wrote a routine to do such over twenty years ago. What am I missing here?

I understand the forum uses an off the shelf CMS so it would depend what's available. A cookie and a few lines of code or a modified db query would suffice to filter out unwanted content.

If the db is properly thought out, you don't even need that.

I have been making multi-lingual sites since... eerrrr, well a long time. And by multi-lingual I mean that not only is the UI translated but users see different content. So this is what you mean. If the feature is built-in from the start, it's a piece of cake. I include multi-lingual support from scratch even if the feature is not used.

On the other hand if you just go to the "International" section, you don't get the German part. However, if you then go to "unread content", you get German posts too

For my part, a feature I would like to see is for the "unread content" to be contextual.

Edited by ianman

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I have made a custom activity stream where everything is checked except in Content Types > Topics. There I have narrowed to everything in the International User Forum.

But I miss the ability to check the entire International (or German) Forum at once. Instead we have to check everything inside separately.

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If this is bothering you, you can always close down the German part of the forum on the front page by clicking the little arrow in the header

 

 

If you only want to see new posts on the International side, you can set up a filter to do that in a couple of minutes.

 

 

It seems to me that nearly everyone has a different way of accessing the forum and the use of filters to tailor the content you see is probably the answer if you don't want to access via the home page (which is what I do).

 

There was a long discussion about this when the software was changed back in the autumn.

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Hello Everybody,

Personally, I like the 2 separate Forums:  1 mostly in English & 1 mostly in German, combined with the chronologically comingled Unread Content Section of both of the Languages together, just as they are. 

I also find that the blink of an eye that it takes to Not Read Further along a topic that I don't have a current interest in is not any different whether it is in English or is in German or is about digital or is about film.

This Thread reminds me of the conversations that I sometimes have with people who only use their computers/cellphones/etc for doing research instead of also using a book.

Sometimes using books broadens a person's research by including other aspects that are not within the "pigeon hole" that computerized research sometimes locks people in to.

Diversity can sometimes have its advantages.

Best Regards,

Michael

Edited by Michael Geschlecht

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