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Hi, no translators at all on BGG?

Please create a microbadge for translators!

Maybe a book with open pages?

Please feel free to make any suggestions!
 
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Would something like this work?

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Yes, I think that is nice!
 
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Maybe we can wait for about a week and then make a poll?
 
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There's already a microbadge for rule translators mb (3 in fact, if you click to see it)...

Or do you mean for translators in general, not just game-specific?
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I mean translators (and interpreters) in general...

Often game rules are translated by students, gamers or not professional translators (and contains many errors!).

For example, I'm a professional translator from English into Italian and Swedish.
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Viki3m wrote:
I mean translators (and interpreters) in general...

Often game rules are translated by students, gamers or not professional translators (and contains many errors!).

But also often by professionals; so the "Rules Translator" badge indeed tells nothing about one's profession and just tells what type of thing one translates.

So yes, I see the motive for a new microbadge.

But probably interpreters should also have their own badge and not be treated as equivalent to translators, since interpreting is quite a different skill from translating!
 
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garion wrote:


I like this better.
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crazylegs wrote:
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I like this better.

Me too; I like that it emphasizes text instead of countries.

But I'm not sure about the bidirectional circle, though, which misleadingly suggests that if one can translate from X to Y then one can equally well translate from Y to X.

I like the "Rules Translator" microbadge best still, but it's already taken for rules translation.
 
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russ wrote:
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I like this better.

Me too; I like that it emphasizes text instead of countries.

But I'm not sure about the bidirectional circle, though, which misleadingly suggests that if one can translate from X to Y then one can equally well translate from Y to X.

I like the "Rules Translator" microbadge best still, but it's already taken for rules translation.


I see what you mean, but I didn't think that when I first saw it. I was struggling to represent general translation and not specific, so I think this does that better.
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This new proposal is quite similar to icon of Google's Translate service. This is not bad, I think it just a proof you're heading in good direction. Maybe a bit of color could enrich this badge?
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How is this? More color and a bit towards the design of the rules translator badge:

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I think that is better!
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I like that one better than your first one as well: the letters are crisper and clearer (they look a bit blurry in the first one).

I'm still not a fan of the "round trip"/bi-directional arrows though, as translation is a one-way process. But I guess I'm the only one who's bugged by that.
 
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garion wrote:
How is this? More color and a bit towards the design of the rules translator badge:



I like this one as well. Myself, I really don't mind the arrows.
I believe any icon or microbadge is simply a concise visual translation of an idea, created so most people can easily and quickly understand it's meaning (even if it's not particularly true to what is being depicted)... plus, and perhaps more importantly, I'm not a microbadge designer cool
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Hi there!

I kindly ask to Geert VG to upload his microbadge and let us when it is approved by Admins, so we can buy it!

Thanks for cooperation.
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Viki3m wrote:
Hi there!

I kindly ask to Geert VG to upload his microbadge and let us when it is approved by Admins, so we can buy it!

Thanks for cooperation.
Roberto

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And approved: mb
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