[PD] german forum or mailinglist
ichabod at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 04:54:22 CEST 2008
Oh good, is this in response to my post at
http://puredata.hurleur.com/sujet-1993-openpanel-open-readsf-help ? (I hope
no one laughs at my fractured German...) My thoughts in posting that were
that, although "fragmenting the knowledge base" might be an issue, a more
important principle is that, as the Ubuntu distribution philosophy states,
"Every computer user should be able to use their software in the language of
It's convenient for me as an Anglophone to be able to find the Pd knowledge
I need in English, so I certainly benefit when German speakers decide to
spend their time and energy on this list and the English-language forum.
But I think the whole community benefits when barriers to use of the
software fall. If someone speaking another language is able to get help
with his or her technical issues in that language, then we all ultimately
benefit when that person decides to share his/her finished patch or the
Of course, I leave it to the German speakers to determine whether such a
forum will be worth their personal time and effort. But I think presenting
the need and gauging interest is certainly appropriate.
On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 7:09 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at eds.org> wrote:
> I say, if someone wants a German forum, they should start it. That's
> how the puredata web forum got started, and now it has close to as
> many users as this list (though perhaps less posts).
> On Aug 4, 2008, at 2:01 PM, Derek Holzer wrote:
> > Of course. All I meant was that answers to newbie questions are
> > usually
> > quite useful to other newbies, no matter what language. And yes,
> > someone
> > has to maintain it.
> > best!
> > D.
> > marius schebella wrote:
> >> Derek Holzer wrote:
> >>> Hi Robert,
> >>> I understand that perhaps some PD users may not speak or write
> >>> English
> >>> very well, even if the German-speaking people on this list seem to
> >>> write English better than many Americans I have met! ;-) But one
> >>> question that comes up for me: would fragmenting the PD knowledge
> >>> base
> >>> by language help or hurt?
> >> for people starting with pd it would help, it is easier to ask the
> >> first
> >> questions in the language you talk best, a lot of the vocabulary
> >> is very
> >> specific. other languages also have their own forums and people
> >> are very
> >> productive! of course there is not so much traffic as on the english
> >> mailing list, but a lot of people feel "at home".
> >> but then, someone has to maintain the list/forum...
> >> marius.
> >>> best,
> >>> Derek
> >>> smilingmolecule wrote:
> >>>> hi,
> >>>> i was wondering why there is no place like this especially in
> >>>> german
> >>>> language.
> >>>> there are so many german speaking people here.
> >>>> i dont know if this was discussed before. what do you think
> >>>> about this?
> > --
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