question regarding feedback of launchpad translation suggestions

Tom Davies tomdavies04 at
Wed Aug 25 16:07:23 BST 2010

Ahah, i had completely misunderstood the original email in this thread.

I was under the impression that each team structured itself to suit the relevant 
culture and involved reviewers (or more experienced team members (experienced of 
working within that particular team)) offering to mentor people that contacted 
them or perhaps just to answer simple questions.  I thought it was likely that 
sometimes mentoring would be taken-on by some people while other tasks within 
the team was taken-up by other people.  In other words i think there are options 
but it might be worth joining the relevant team and/or asking a few members of 
the relevant team for feedback.  I guess the original email did that but asked 
the wider community at the same time.

All good, good luck and regards from
Tom :)

From: Danilo Šegan <danilo at>
To: Oier Mees <oier89rider at>
Cc: ubuntu-translators at
Sent: Wed, 25 August, 2010 15:37:27
Subject: Re: question regarding feedback of launchpad translation suggestions

Hi Oier,

У уто, 24. 08 2010. у 18:09 +0200, Oier Mees пише:

> I know I am not the first one with this issue but I would like to know
> if anybody is working on providing some sort of feedback for people
> who do translation suggestions on Launchpad.

We've had such discussions in the past.  It would probably be useful to
look at the archives of this list.  I can't find the actual thread right
now, but I do remember people talking about the approaches they are

In general, people do it manually because Launchpad doesn't provide
anything else.  I.e. they copy-paste strings into emails and then
comment inline.  Launchpad has a bunch of bugs filed about making this
much easier, but not much has happened there because of lack of
development resources.

>  Some sort of optional notification when the suggestion gets reviewed
> would be great because otherwise they can think that their suggestions
> are ignored and feel that they are wasting their time. Besides an
> option to inform them about what kind of mistakes they are making for
> instance would also be good, but I don't know how could this fit
> without introducing too much clutter in the UI.

Yeah, making this all possible from within Launchpad would be best.  It
does take a lot of effort to implement properly.  Since Launchpad is
open-source, we'd also welcome any help in implementing by anyone who is
able to deal with some coding :)


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