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Hello, [community profile] forkedtongues! Brief administrative note today:

We've revamped the tag system extensively. You can view the current state here; hopefully, the reorganisation will make it easier to find anything for which you might be searching.

In this regard, we've decided to remove language endonyms from the tags; so, 'language:hindi/हिन्दी' is now simply 'language: hindi', and so on. This was not done without thought; we are trying to nest tags as much as possible to make organisation and searching simpler, so cutting down on tag length and complexity was a major goal. In addition, the old system did not support right-to-left languages well, and had a tendency to break pages.

Please do let us know if you have questions about or issues with this change, or indeed with any other aspect of this community. We're happy to open dialogue or receive alternate suggestions. [In fact, we would also appreciate any suggestions you might have re. what you would like to see here.]

[personal profile] azuire and [personal profile] noldo
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Hello everyone!

Firstly: the fantastic [personal profile] dhobikikutti is stepping down as moderator. We'd like to thank her for all the hard work and enthusiasm she's put into this community. [personal profile] noldo and I will be taking the helm from here on, so if you have any comments/questions/concerns, please feel free to poke either of us.

Secondly: the 3w4dw signup post is here; remember to pick your preferred dates along with the language(s) and poem(s) you have.

Thank you for supporting [community profile] forkedtongues!
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Greetings all:

I've cleaned up our tags and edited the tags of a few entries accordingly. Please do go check out our list of tags to see how they are organised. At the very least, make sure to give your posts a "language:" tag, with "script:", "translation:" and "transliteration:" as applicable.

Going over the tags, I see we have 16 languages represented so far. We have 6 days left till the end of the month; it would be great if we could get closer to the goal of 30 languages for 30 days of poetry.

I also wanted to point out [community profile] three_weeks_for_dw, which is a challenge to post content exclusively to Dreamwidth for three weeks, starting April 26th, 2010. I thought this community could be part of it by hosting translations, transliterations or original language posts of content not available online. Many of us probably have access to books, music, or memorised poems/proverbs etc that we can't find online. Go ahead and throw them up here! Perhaps someone else can help you translate them, or squee over that poem you were assigned in your class 7 lit text book.

If there are bloggers you know elsewhere who post in multiple languages, do extend an invitation to them; I'd be happy to post content on their behalf here if they don't want to make a DW account.

And of course, meta about languages, code-shifting, bilingualism etc is always welcome.

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