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edit Hi Praetorian
Thanks for your contribution to the Foreign Office, it would be good for the Uncyclopedia Concept in general if we could work more together across the lingual divide to try to translate each other's best pages and such, and to work on projects together if possible, so keep in touch :) --El Sid, the lazy one • parlez-vous franglais? 11:32, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
edit The Foreign Office (UPDATE)
Hi Praetorian, just to inform you of the latest from The Foreign Office. All has gone well so far, lots of people are interested (only the Czechs and Thai aren't interested so far) and many contributions have already been made. The next step is to ensure interest in each community. That is done through
whoring casual mentioning of The Foreign Office on your website, perhaps a link or something, just to make sure that people are aware of the project.
Furthermore, Fire Wolf has a great idea so that we can all get to know each other and discuss our ideas and plans for the project and perhaps come up with some rules or definitions of how it will work best. He suggests an IRC chat at some point between all the ambassadors and interested parties. Tell me if you're interested, or if you have any alternative ideas :) --El Sid, the lazy one • parlez-vous franglais? 20:26, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
- Hi Praetorian, the latest news is that we are still unresolved regarding how best to communicate. I have set up The Assembly as a place for us, the ambassadors, to discuss stuff - including how best to discuss stuff. There is a list there that we need to populate with all the ambassadors' preferences. --El Sid, the lazy one • parlez-vous franglais? 23:08, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
edit Thanks Praetorian
edit Foreign Office (Update)
Hi Praetorian, just to keep you up to date with what is happening with the Foreign Office. So far it has been a success; all sites with over 1,000 articles (with the exception of Sweden, Israel, Finland, the Czech Republic and Greece) have signed on to the project, and we have so far translated 4 articles.
- To see a full list of countrys+ambassadors at present go here.
- To see the list of articles completed since the Foreign Office started go here.
You will also notice that on the main page, in addition to the "Translation Suggestions" and "Translated Articles" there are now 2 discussion pages for each language, one for articles being translated from that language and one for articles being translated to that language, don't underestimate how useful these can be as a hub for translation in your language (and for people who want help translating from your language). Feel free to customise (add pictures/change formatting) of your sections of the main page and your discussion pages, they are your embassies within the Foreign Office hub.
The next stage is organising a chat for all the ambassadors, so it would be very helpful if (assuming you haven't already) you can go to The Assembly and down to where it says "Poll", then suggest/comment on what you think is best for a means of communication.
After this, when we have everyone's opinions in, we can consider organising a chat in which we can clarify and develop a few ideas and maybe discuss some collaborative projects and such.
- Haha, yeah, I guess I don't need to tell you, but I feel I must tell everyone everything so that I don't get sued ;) --El Sid, the lazy one • parlez-vous franglais? 20:56, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
Is "As soon as possible". Don't worry about it, I was just checking that the Foreign Office was still breathing ;) Everything ok over in Russia? --El Sid, the lazy one • parlez-vous franglais? 09:09, 28 August 2009 (UTC)