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From Paolo Pozzan <>
Subject Re: [Translate] Users for Pootle Server
Date Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:40:52 GMT
2012/3/11 Gavin McDonald <>:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Paolo Pozzan []
>> Sent: Sunday, 11 March 2012 7:02 AM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: [Translate] Users for Pootle Server
>> Il 09/03/2012 22:22, Rob Weir ha scritto:
>> > On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 6:30 AM, Michael Bauer<>  wrote:
>> [cut]
>> >> 2) Allow account creating as on other Pootle servers without any
>> >> hoops to jump through other than the usual signup process.
>> >>
>> >> In essence, handle Pootle and l10n as it was handled before.
>> >>
>> >
>> > Most of us are not familiar with how it was handled before, so it is
>> > good to discuss the details, so we all understand it.
>> >
>> > Right now it is configured so all Apache committers can login and have
>> > review and commit rights.  Non-logged in users (everyone else) can
>> > view, suggest and submit translations.
>> It's not useful to give causal contributors write access to
>> translations: they usually don't know what writing style to follow and don't
>> know the correct terminology. This will only mess up things or give more
>> work to do to the translators. Please don't let submit rights to non-logged
>> users.
> In your mind, what do you think 'submit rights' mean?

I mean the right to push the "submit" button of the pootle interface
when trying to modify a string. This leads to overwriting the previous

> To me it means submit a translation for approval by a committer, without such
> approval it does nothing and harms nothing. Why are you against such actions
> whilst the rest of the people in this thread are trying to open up access even more?

You are talking about the "suggest" feature (and button). Right now
anybody can overwrite the translations without logging in at all.
I am favorable to open up access but only to translators, not everyone.


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