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Considering the last wave, we've had a ton of new users which have been providing answers to our questions and this is good. But some of these answers were too short or lacked something else, so I added post notices or directly commented. Additionally, these answers were in Russian only.

That makes me suppose they are not that good with English.

Therefore I've been thinking of doing some changes to the post notices. Post notices are those yellow things you see under posts that let the author know that there is something wrong with the post. If you want to propose a translation, this is the text of the post notices. If someone already provided a good translation, please try to work on that.

Proposal: The best idea would be to include 3 additional choices which basically provide the same post notices, simply translated in Russian.

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  • I do not understand: do you want to replace English notices with those in Russian, or make it possible to choose between two languages when posting a notice? – texnic Nov 21 '12 at 19:06
  • @texnic The second. The Russian is for when I need to notify some new user who is poor with English. For the rest of us, English is still needed. – Alenanno Nov 21 '12 at 19:34
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I just confirmed to myself, again, that understanding a statement in one language and writing an explanation in another are two very different things. Here's the draft translation of the notices. There are some places that don't sound quite right, but I couldn't come up with anything better. By all means, please correct as required.

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  • Thank you Aleks! :D I'll wait for some native speaker to review it, as more eyes are better than two. :P – Alenanno Nov 21 '12 at 13:48
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    @Alenanno Sure. I am a native speaker, so quite confident in the translation. Yet I agree that two sets of eyes are better than one. – Aleks G Nov 21 '12 at 13:57
  • I wasn't sure you were a native speaker but I figured so. :) – Alenanno Nov 21 '12 at 13:58
  • Corrected two typos, one comma and a little on style :) Otherwise a nice translation. – texnic Nov 21 '12 at 19:09
  • @texnic Thanks. – Aleks G Nov 22 '12 at 8:32
  • I corrected one more mistake, now I believe that it's correct. – Olga Nov 25 '12 at 21:50

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