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Language barrier to participation and efforts to lower it

PP Pirate Praveen Public Seen by 363

Currently access to internet and fluency in English is a requirement to participate here. We should try and lower those barriers. Share your ideas.

Lets start with translating our basic principles to all Indian languages. In parallel we should build technical infrastructure to make our website translatable.

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Poll Created Sat 28 May 2016 9:56AM

Create sub groups for states Closed Sat 4 Jun 2016 10:03AM

Outcome
by Pirate Praveen Tue 25 Apr 2017 5:22AM

We can create new sub groups for states.

This will allow us to focus on local issues and come up with local manifestos. We can have discussions in local languages in these sub groups.

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 100.0% 8 DU SUK BC PP PB KAK DU SK
Abstain 0.0% 0  
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 125 AS MK SK NV FGP AR AK AG AKS RD J S MKT NAJ PS AA SA JN VM A

8 of 133 people have participated (6%)

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Pirate Praveen
Agree
Sat 28 May 2016 9:57AM

We should go local to go deeper and include people who are not fluent in English.

PB

Pirate Bady
Agree
Sat 28 May 2016 2:37PM

Language shouldn't be a barrier. We should translate our website as well.

DU

Anand Jagadeesh
Agree
Sun 29 May 2016 4:55AM

I agree with it. Local Groups help improve communication and reduce the efforts to reach people of different regions.

SK

Sooraj Kenoth
Agree
Wed 1 Jun 2016 3:10PM

I have serious language barrier problem... :sweat_smile:

MJS

michael john sinclair. Wed 29 Jul 2015 5:08AM

Certainly agree on this, Inclusion is important

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Pirate Praveen Sat 23 Apr 2016 3:02AM

I have started a subgroup to coordinate malayalam translations here https://codema.in/g/RYjKsWGz

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Pirate Praveen Sat 28 May 2016 9:53AM

I think we should create sub group for each state where we have a presence and start discussing local issues in local languages. The aim should be to come up with local manifestos.

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Pirate Praveen Sat 4 Jun 2016 10:40AM

I think we should create a sub group for a state when at least 2 associates request it. I will propose a new article so this is documented in the constitution.

  • A new sub group may be requested for a state by a minimum of two associates.
  • These sub groups may discuss local issues and propose items for state level manifesto.
  • These sub groups may use local language to address language barrier.

Also another article specifically for language barrier (how can people who are not fluent can participate in the national policy making?)

  • A new sub group for a local language may be requested by minimum two associates who know that language.
  • These groups may be used for translating constitution, manifesto, policies etc.
  • These groups may also be used to propose changes to those documents, but all such discussions should be translated to English and re-posted to main group, so we don't end up like islands divided by language.
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Pirate Praveen Sat 4 Jun 2016 10:41AM

Everyone suggest changes to the previous proposal.