Q&A enhancement: multiple answers and multiple languages

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Q&A enhancement: multiple answers and multiple languages
« on May 31st, 2012, 02:32 PM »
After we had some... interesting... comments regarding the Q&A at Noisen, I figured I'd solve it once and for all.

So here's what I'm currently working on, making the anti-spam Q&A support multiple languages and support multiple answers. The UI's the first part I'm tackling and so far this is where I'm up to. It's not quite as pretty as it could be, but it certainly seems to be coming together.

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Re: Q&A enhancement: multiple answers and multiple languages
« Reply #16, on June 1st, 2012, 12:25 AM »
Sleep well ;)

It's not just a case of going to France, as such, though. It's that I've had almost no reason in the last 12 years to use French and I've probably forgotten most of it. If I really had to dig, I could probably hash something together but I'd not be able to keep up with people speaking in fluent French.

@films, wrong on all counts.

Re: Q&A enhancement: multiple answers and multiple languages
« Reply #17, on June 4th, 2012, 10:47 AM »
Star Trek (and to a lesser extent Firefly), apparently... Not as much fun as my answers. :P

About Q&A, my main issue with the redesign is that it isn't responsive. Try shrinking the window and behold... a scrollbar!


Re: Q&A enhancement: multiple answers and multiple languages
« Reply #19, on June 4th, 2012, 03:41 PM »
Thanks, Dr. Deejay :)

@Nao, the quote about treating her like a lady is in the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, when Dr McCoy from the original series is on board talking to Lt Cmdr Data, about the ship having the right name, Enterprise, and that if you treat her right...



Re: Q&A enhancement: multiple answers and multiple languages
« Reply #22, on June 6th, 2012, 12:54 AM »
I haven't used it in a long time, if I recall I don't think it was supported in earlier versions. Maybe wrong but I am pretty sure it wasn't. O'well it is already in there. :eheh:

*edit

I think multiple question support wasn't, maybe that is what I edited in the sources a long time ago. I just did it comma delimited with a explode for multiple answers.


Re: Q&A enhancement: multiple answers and multiple languages
« Reply #24, on June 6th, 2012, 11:30 AM »
Added English and French questions to registration here.
Logged out.
Switched to French.
Clicked Register (well, in French.)
Confirmed agreement...

Question shows up in English at the end of the page, even though the rest is in French.

I'd flag this as a bug ;)



Re: Q&A enhancement: multiple answers and multiple languages
« Reply #27, on June 7th, 2012, 01:59 AM »
OK so I tried it here. First visit to the site, in English. First thing I did, I go to the French icon and switch to French. Site is now in French, as expected. Go to registration, boom, I get a French question, as expected.

Here's where it gets tricky, I then proceed to switch back to English, go back through registration, and now I'm still asked the question in French because it's stored in session. This is not unexpected, whether it's desirable is another matter.

How exactly did you try it out?

* Arantor suspects what needs to be done is to have it detect whether or not it is the same language as currently in use and if not, refresh and fetch new question informatin.



Re: Q&A enhancement: multiple answers and multiple languages
« Reply #30, on June 16th, 2012, 07:58 PM »
As I said, I don't think it's a big deal in the end... Most users are going to see the question in the language they chose. I suppose. The only case I could see where it fails, is this: user visits website in language 1, understands basic language so it's okay, registers, sees question in language 2, doesn't understand it (let's say it's using a particularly complex grammar peculiarity), would love to answer if the question was in their language 2, and they notice the flag, so they switch to language 2, but question still is in language 1...