- ([personal profile] rho) wrote in [site community profile] dw_docs2009-03-26 01:44 am

Site copy: we can get started!

I've been promising for a while that we could get started with site copy work real soon now, just as soon as some technical details got sorted out. Now, thanks to [personal profile] pauamma (here) and [staff profile] mark (here) we have the code updates we need to finally get going!

Before I go any further, let me introduce everyone to the site copy team. Joining me will be:

[personal profile] ephemera
[personal profile] fae
[community profile] isabeau
[personal profile] ivorygates
[personal profile] lferion
[personal profile] tajasel

I'm looking forward to working with all of you. I'd also like to reiterate my thanks to everyone who applied who I haven't selected for the team.

For those of you on the team, if you haven't signed your CLA yet, you need to be doing that now. For those of you who I know have signed a CLA, I've given you the privs you need to get started. If you have signed the CLA and I haven't given you privs (you can check by seeing if your name is listed at http://www.dreamwidth.org/admin/priv/?priv=translate) then poke me and I'll get them sorted ASAP.

The actual updating of the site will be done through the Lovecraftian Horror that is the translation system. If you've heard bad things about this, then you should know before we start that they're all true. However, [personal profile] tajasel has valiantly wrestled down the eldritch tentacles long enough to write a guide for us, which I put on the wiki.

The way I'm going to suggest we work things is as follows:

Start off by updating one page. Do the one that you did in your application if you want, or somewhere else if it takes your fancy. Get familiar with the workings of the translation system. Then contact me (DW private message, email, IRC, comment, whatever works best for you) and we'll go through the page and discuss any issues of style or anything that I think we need to cover. Then after that, I'll just let you loose on the site to go through and rewrite everything at your leisure.

Just one word of warning: there's currently some lag time between updating the strings in the translation interface and them actually appearing on site. This is a known issue and [staff profile] mark has it on his big long list of things he needs to look at in his Copious Free Time.

(Anonymous) 2009-03-26 12:34 pm (UTC)(link)
My CLA is in the post. I can re-print, re-sign and fax it, I that helps, but I've no working scanner at the moment.
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[personal profile] ephemera 2009-03-26 12:43 pm (UTC)(link)
oops - that was me.

(and trying to reply to the anon comment threw and error to report ;p)
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[personal profile] ephemera 2009-03-26 12:45 pm (UTC)(link)
or not, as it's vanished again while I was poking. Something to do with Core2, so I'm guessing I hit work in progress.
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[staff profile] denise 2009-03-26 07:02 pm (UTC)(link)
I'll let Rho know as soon as it arrives on my end so she can give you privs! Thanks.
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[personal profile] fae 2009-03-26 05:25 pm (UTC)(link)
CLA been sent to rah + she's confirmed she has it. Gimme gimme.
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[personal profile] ivorygates 2009-03-27 11:09 pm (UTC)(link)
I am totally excited about getting to work on this (I will be even more excited once I know all kinds of good stuff like, er, why it needs translating if it's already in English, but I'm guessing I'll pick that kind of thing up along the way, right?) I will be even more excited when I am back on DSL for more than two or three hours a day per day if that (long hideous story and so not my fault!) but right now my main question, before I go rollerblading off toward Jerusalem with a hearty: "Heigh-Ho, er, help? Rah? Rho? I think I broke something..." is, um, where do I find the texts (pages) that I then stick into the Universal Transmogrifyer to be crushed and mangled?

I'm pretty sure this is really basic and obvious, but... I'm feeling kind of stupid tonight. I will try to be smarter tomorrow, honest.
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[personal profile] lferion 2009-04-01 10:21 pm (UTC)(link)
I am really looking forward to getting going on this!

I noticed that I have permissions, but that on the wiki page it doesn't say my CLA is signed. I emailed the scan to Denise right after you first contacted me & gave me an account code. Should I send it to you as well?