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Re: Correcting and encouraging non native English speakers

by pmas (Hermit)
on Sep 11, 2001 at 00:02 UTC ( #111562=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Correcting and encouraging non native English speakers

I am failing to get my point through. I guess it is because I am not native English speaker...;-)

My point is: We have all tools to check and fix english of poster. We do not need to add any code for this, just start using it. Our Clairvoyant leader already did add all needed features.

Follow me: I will pretend I am test1 - new (female) user I just created.

test1 wants to post something and is not sure about her english. She put sample text in her scratchpad, and made her scratchpad public. Now test1 can go to chatterbox and ask somebody to look to her scratch pad viewer and improve her text. Her angel mentor can copy/paste her text into own scratchpad, improve it, and let test1 know when done. Then, test1 can copy/paste improved text as own post.

Is it simple one-click solution? No. Do we need to wait to implement it? No - it is ready to use. Is it straightforward? Not exactly. Is it possible to train users and mentors to do it? Certainly so.

So we can do "english fixing" right now, all we need is to train new users to use scratchpad this way. tachyon may want to add (improved to real native english... hehe) description of how to do that to his famous New Monks Info Page, and we are all done. Or I am still missing something?

pmas
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