Feedback and Suggestions

Discussion in 'Comments and Suggestions' started by cuchuflete, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. cuchuflete

    cuchuflete Senior Member

    Maine, EEUU
    EEUU-inglés
    Hola Damas y Caballeros y demás miembros de los foros,
    Ladies and Gentlemen and other threaders, posters, forumites, forumalarians,and foruminians, Greetings,

    Desde hace apenas tres días tenemos el nuevo foro de recursos españoles-ingleses y ha tenido mucha actividad visual. ¿Qué os gusta y desgusta? ¿Cómo podríamos mejorarlo?

    We have had the new Spanish/English resource forum for barely three days, but with lots of viewing activity. What do you like and dislike? How can we improve it?

    Gracias de antemano por vuestras sugerencias e ideas.
    Thanks in advance for your suggestions and ideas.

    Cuchu
     
  2. Sharon

    Sharon Senior Member

    United States, English
    :p :p Hee,hee,hee !!! :p :p

    This is probably not the kind of feedback that you were looking for, but I just can't resist!!!

    Are you quite sure we are "forum-ites" ??? I like sound of "forum-inians" much better. That would then make you a "forum-minion." I do not mean that in the negative connotation. I mean that in the sense of "one who is esteemed or favored" OR "a subordinate official." NOT in the sense of being a sycophant. (The word was originally the French word "mignon," meaning darling.)

    I don't know...forumite just reminds me of termite, and I'm not sure I like that. (Sorry!)
     
  3. niña

    niña Senior Member

    At home
    Spain - Spanish
    LOL.. dunno which of those two words, foruminian or forumite, sound worse :p Both of them remind me of some kind of creepy-crawly :D... and after such a pair of original contributions to the English language, I must tell that the Spanish word "forero" is like music to my ears :p

    Y dicho ésto, my suggestion is the following. What about ordering thematically and alphabetically the links in "Resources" sticky topic? :) That way when we have tons and tons of post in that section, it woudln't be too difficult to find what we are looking for. An example:
     
  4. niña

    niña Senior Member

    At home
    Spain - Spanish
  5. Focalist Senior Member

    European Union, English
    Somos los foreños, ¿no?

    F
     
  6. cuchuflete

    cuchuflete Senior Member

    Maine, EEUU
    EEUU-inglés
    Thanks very much Niña.

    What you have taken so much trouble to show is pretty much what I had envisioned when we were building the page. Right now, I'm just pasting things onto it, with some formatting to make it, I hope, easy to browse
    and see the titles. Once there is enough material, I'll start to sort it by topic

    Because this is neither a word processor nor a spreadsheet, all of this has to be done by hand, and I imagine it will be as much fun as watching paint dry.
    Still, it will be done. I may ask Mr. Kellogg if we can have multiple moderators for the forum, and if he answers in the affirmative, I shall nominate you, Niña, to partake of a portion of the drudgery! Just kidding! You're underage for that sort of work.

    Next: a couple of dilemmas. Do we alphabetize the topics with Español or English as the primary sort key? This is a sensitive point for me, and I don't know the answer. Another matter is whether, as a policy, all descriptive text should be in both languages. Some people, most in fact, submit their comments in only one or the other.

    As you have taken the trouble to offer some good ideas, I hope you will think about these questions, and offer some more.

    saludos,
    Cuchu
     
  7. cuchuflete

    cuchuflete Senior Member

    Maine, EEUU
    EEUU-inglés
    Pues sí señor, lo somos, entre otras cosas tal vez un poco menos apetecibles, pero me parece que el problema se encuentra en el campo del inglés. ¿Tiene alguna sugerencia?

    un saludo,
    Cuchu

    PD- the management has informed us that references to Christians and lions would not be appropriate as these terms are copyrighted, and are the property of their respective owners.

    PPD- Are you familiar with the term 'Buggins turn?. There was a post about it last evening, and I did a little research, but couldn't find much in the way of etymology, other than that it is British, comes from cricket, which for us Yanks is a bug, rather than a sport.
     
  8. Focalist Senior Member

    European Union, English
    Surprisingly enough -- unlike, it sometimes seems, the overwhelming majority of Briticisms -- the term does not come from the game of cricket (BTW, although it falls under that general rubric, cricket is a game rather than a "sport")*.
    (found at Jennifer's History and Stuff -- don't know if Jen wrote it herself but it's a very good account.

    F

    * Though some say that God invented cricket to give the English some sense of the meaning of Eternity.

    PS. Here's an interesting exchange from the official record of a debate in the House of Commons which throws some light on the way the phrase "Buggin's turn" carries overtones of disrespect:
     
  9. cuchuflete

    cuchuflete Senior Member

    Maine, EEUU
    EEUU-inglés
    Thanks for an informative and amusing reply. I'm perplexed, however, at your statement that "...it's a very good account" which seems to imply your presence at the 1901 event!

    As to Mr Tyler's response, shall we join in nominating him for the Nobel in
    Obfuscation?

    Thanks again,
    Cuchu
     
  10. Focalist Senior Member

    European Union, English
    Account: a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant circumstances

    I may, or I may not, have eye-witness evidence -- that is for the Court to decide -- but I feel sure you will appreciate, M'Lud, the vital importance of my protecting my sources at this time.

    F
     
  11. cuchuflete

    cuchuflete Senior Member

    Maine, EEUU
    EEUU-inglés
    Should you, at a future date, decide to unveil your sources, I offer mine in return, in advance.

    http://pub122.ezboard.com/fwordoriginsorgfrm4.showMessage?topicID=432.topic
    C.
     
  12. Focalist Senior Member

    European Union, English
    Aha! (again) - the old WordOrigins forum. Haven't posted there myself for ages - not since the last time I Bugginsed up my computer and couldn't post again before I'd accumulated the dosh necessary to effect some very expensive repairs. I did say I was going "to get back to them" once I'd discovered the etymology of the Irish word "ceacht" (=lesson). Not that it interests anyone else but I've been trying unsuccessfully to find it out for years. I don't suppose there's anyone here who might know...?

    F
     
  13. Jade Senior Member

    Valencia
    german - spanish
    Cuchu,

    I've just come out of a sales training where we were tought about FEEDBACK After this I can only say:

    The Spanish/English resource forum is excellent. Contains a lot of uselful information and I hope to be able to contribuite some day.

    Sigamos por el camino

    Jade
     

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