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View Poll Results: Make english the only language in the latvian sub-forum?
Yes 7 70.00%
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Old December 8th, 2011, 08:54 PM   #1
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Language usage in Latvian Sub-Forum

To eliminate all future arguments maybe we can come to a compromise and use only english here?

Please vote in the poll.
Yes - English language only.
No - Keep it this way.
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Old December 8th, 2011, 08:56 PM   #2
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Do we really need a separate thread for this? You could ask this question in the management thread.

My answer: Yes.
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Old December 8th, 2011, 08:58 PM   #3
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Yes, but an official poll is more accurate to see the opinion of the visitors here.
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Old December 8th, 2011, 09:02 PM   #4
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Maybe English + Latvian would be a better option, because there might be some Latvians willing to contribute, but don't have exactly perfect English. But as for Russian or other languages for that matter, should not be allowed.
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Old December 8th, 2011, 09:02 PM   #5
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Let me guess from whom is the only (currently) vote against this idea
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Old December 8th, 2011, 09:03 PM   #6
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Maybe English + Latvian would be a better option, because there might be some Latvians willing to contribute, but don't have exactly perfect English. But as for Russian or other languages for that matter, should not be allowed.
As it looks this solution is not working so well
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Old December 8th, 2011, 09:04 PM   #7
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As it looks this solution is not working so well
You should not double post. just edit your last post.
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Old December 8th, 2011, 09:10 PM   #8
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As it looks this solution is not working so well
Yes, but an official ban could work, but I think not all of the users here would be happy about that.
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Old December 8th, 2011, 09:12 PM   #9
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Nuj galīģi garām es gribu runāt un rakstīt Latviešu valodā.
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Old December 8th, 2011, 09:15 PM   #10
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Mēs visi to gribam, bet nafig kašķēties, ja kāds grib rakstīt nez kādā vēl valodā.
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Old December 8th, 2011, 09:16 PM   #11
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What's this fighting all about? Some time ago we all decided that English is de facto official language in Nordic & Baltic section. Why is there are need to confront with other forumers? (and this goes for both sides here ) Just calm down,guys.
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Old December 8th, 2011, 09:20 PM   #12
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As it seems some individuals (no names given) missed this one out and are "forcing" everyone else to read post in a different language, that is not native to this sub-section.

As for me I'm all in favour of english as the only language used here.
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Old December 8th, 2011, 09:33 PM   #13
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A kāpēc Zviedri tad runā ļoti aktīvi savejā valodā, ja jau te tikai Angļu?
P.S. Nedusmojaties uz manis, bet ja likumi ir tad vini ir prieks visiem vienadi.
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Old December 8th, 2011, 10:31 PM   #14
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Just to clear up on the rules about languages here on N&B. There was a decision made in 2009/2010 which we still follows.

  • English is the Nr.1 official N&B language, the language we all should prefer to write in. This is how it will always be like as long as we exist as N&B as we're several countries under one banner (N&B), this also means the country subsections as they were meant as an extension of general developments, not a independent local country section such as it is with sections such as France, UK&Ireland etc.
  • It is not forbidden to write in local languages (official local languages, Russian is not a official language in Latvia) if a member should prefer it. Most of the population in the Nordics and Baltics know English very well, however we cannot expect everyone to know it that well so we must be open for members who prefer to write in local languages in the country subforums.

I know, maybe not that clear, but it settles things. If its a question at all to change the rules concerning languages here it must happen in the Icebar section, as we can't make a special rule for the Latvian subsection as we're organized today, its one rule for the whole of N&B.

This is a dead end discussion so i am closing the thread. If there is still people who feel like having to discuss this all over again, feel free to start a general language thread in the Icebar section.

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Old December 17th, 2011, 11:00 PM   #15
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I have started a thread on the language issue, + the future of N&B, in a thread in the Icebar section. Link.
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