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Latest comment: 2 years ago by Ssnyder in topic Privacy Policy updates

Privacy Policy updates

Hi! These changes are initiated by some Board resolution? Please link to them, so that I can port them to Meta to update translations to other languages. Thanks!--Kaganer (talk) 20:43, 21 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

Hi,@Kaganer. This minor update is initiated by the Legal department. See Resolution:Delegation of policy-making authority.
I've got professional translations ready to import to Meta-Wiki, but I need to find a Meta-Wiki admin, because m:Privacy policy is full-protected. Ideally, we'll be able to start importing translations (the list of languages is on the talk page) before the official announcement is made (probably in half an hour). Once I get those imported, I would very much appreciate it if you could tell me what you think of the translation's quality. Ssnyder (talk) 20:59, 21 June 2021 (UTC)Reply
Ok, thanks. Would be better to link to these resolutions in the edit summary. I'm itself Meta-Wiki admin, and also the Translation Administrator. But I have had a very negative experience of implementing "professional translation" of "Terms of Use" into Russian in the past. I had to correct almost every paragraph, as external translators do not understand the realities of Wikimedia projects, do not have a detailed glossary, and use the wrong stylistic and terminology. A this was not be finished, unfortunately.--Kaganer (talk) 10:59, 22 June 2021 (UTC)Reply
The resolution is linked in the text of the document, just above the dates at the end.
In the past, I've seen problems with the word free being translated with the "free as in beer" language, rather than the relevant "free as in freedom". I expect a certain amount of updating or clarifying. I also worry about the (hopefully small) risk of getting a translation by someone who doesn't know the language well enough. If what you see ever looks more like machine translation than a real translation, please let me know. Ssnyder (talk) 18:36, 22 June 2021 (UTC)Reply