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Old October 31st, 2012, 01:49 AM   #1981
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Enough! Neither he nor coth is going to be forthcoming about any relevant suggestion (probably-not) brought forward to any type of SC moderator. This international forum --neither American nor Russian-- needn't be subjected to these impotent, tell-tale exchanges of nationalism vented upon linguistic premise: Please, quit this silliness ... besides, quoting him momentarily disengages his subscrition to my ignore list...
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Old October 31st, 2012, 01:59 AM   #1982
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Old October 31st, 2012, 02:22 AM   #1983
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Well the fact is that whether you like it or not, english has become the most international language, it is the most spoken second-language in the world. In the airports all over the world you can see that the signs are both in the local language AND english, always.
If in the international forum everybody uses their own language, it will become the Tower of Babel.
My language is spanish by the way, but I know that here I must write in english, in order to be understood.

Whatever, back on topic, some captions of the MTA video, showing the stairs and scalators leading to the platforms of the 1 train. As you can see the lower level is completely flooded.





The stairs leading to the N and R trains. That platform has not been as severely flooded as the other one.


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Old October 31st, 2012, 02:22 AM   #1984
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Come on coth. Doesn't it make sense for a non-english speaker to translate his message in English himself using
http://translate.google.com/
http://translate.bing.com/
http://translate.yandex.com/
instead of forcing 100 other members to translate the non-English message individually?
That wouldn't work that way, because of quality of those translators. You need to use several in a row to understand something. In other way it will be unreadable set of words.

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Except for a few sites that have a .рф URL, almost every site in Russian is .ru, so I am wondering if you could explain to me how a Russian person using the Internet can do so without using the Latin alphabet.
That was one of main reasons why .рф was introduced. An absolute majority of runet users unable to understand domain names and utilize browser's address bar. People going to sites via search engines and bookmarks. Even still 2 years after launch of .рф domains and address bar are still too much complicated to majority of runet users.


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i'm an american from new york and participating in discussion, if you can't speak my language or the majority of the people's language, you are not participating. so speak english and save the local language for the local sub-forum.
Yet again. For English only there is NA Forum.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 02:33 AM   #1985
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That was one of main reasons why .рф was introduced. An absolute majority of runet users unable to understand domain names and utilize browser's address bar.
Wrong.

Russian keyboards come standard with Latin and Cyrillic and everyone knows to press Alt+Shift to change between the two.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 02:47 AM   #1986
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Old October 31st, 2012, 04:40 AM   #1987
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Yet again. For English only there is NA Forum.
coth, as a mod you should know better, world forums are spoken english only. otherwise these forums will be cluttered with languages no one understands and no discussions can take place.

anyway back on topic, check this twitter guys plenty of updates and videos:

https://twitter.com/MTAInsider
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Old October 31st, 2012, 05:11 AM   #1988
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Sharing an exclusive domain whereat creating an account be obligatory isn't all that engaging either ...
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Old October 31st, 2012, 06:01 AM   #1989
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Ocean Parkway station in russophone Brooklyn


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Old October 31st, 2012, 06:06 AM   #1990
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Guys, can you PLEASE take this annoying discussion about Internet domains to a Skybar or something?
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Old October 31st, 2012, 06:43 AM   #1991
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Please, return to the Québec forum, your comments are not appreciated. Also, you might consider brushing up on your grammar, it's atrocious.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 07:53 AM   #1992
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We should get one of the Admins to start deleting nonsense posts here.

Especially being that this is an emotional time for those affected by the storm.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 08:11 AM   #1993
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MTA still hasn't announced subway replacement services (like more buses), have they?

Today, many people will be going back to work. Commuting will be dreadful.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 08:34 AM   #1994
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cor! such prescience borne by a mere post count pegged at 3 ... oh! but what do I know coz I'm just an illiterate ... you, there, are proving yourself to be like most others, deflating the true meaning of relativity...like with atrocity, for example The escalated serious uptakings of that pair and their direspectful incursions as the day progressed was ultimately predictable and quite telling ... many of you were had; their behaviour, for example, smacked of football hooliganism ... taking disrespect seriously is a ploy I seldom fall for; teasing it is where its amusement be found ... all that BS about linguistics is just a façade to vent wimpy national pride, period/full stop.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 10:45 AM   #1995
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i'm an american from new york and participating in discussion, if you can't speak my language or the majority of the people's language, you are not participating. so speak english and save the local language for the local sub-forum.
С чего это вдруг? Поскольку это тема в международной ветке, то я вполне могу писать на языке международного значения - на русском, носителями которого являются миллиарды людей на планете.
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Well the fact is that whether you like it or not, english has become the most international language, it is the most spoken second-language in the world.
А первый какой? Неужели русский?
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My language is spanish by the way, but I know that here I must write in english, in order to be understood.
Я пишу на русском, поскольку уважаю остальных пользователей форума и не выкладываю корявый перевод онлайн-переводчиков, чтобы быть хоть как-то понятым.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 11:59 AM   #1996
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Stupidity...
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MTA still hasn't announced subway replacement services (like more buses), have they?

Today, many people will be going back to work. Commuting will be dreadful.
I believe they are restoring bus services to as close to weekday service as possible today, all routes will be fare-free for at least the next couple days.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 05:39 PM   #1999
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Clearing up things:

1. MTA is running all the buses they can. The buses are free and they're very crowded. It is not yet clear when subway service will be restored. Unfortunately there are very few routes that go between boroughs, but MTA has not announced whether they are running buses between Manhattan and Brooklyn, between which there are no regularly scheduled MTA buses (other than express buses which use the Hugh Carey/Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, which is currently flooded).

2. Russian is not spoken by billions of people, only by 200-300 million people.

3. Users from Canada and Russia have been using their own languages on this thread. This is acceptable for the Russian user since Russian can be run through Google translate; it is unacceptable for the Canadian user since the language used by that user cannot be run through Google translate.
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