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Why can't I give a reason for my editorial choices?

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Once or twice I saw a dialog box where I was able to explain my reasoning for certain editorial decisions. Now I no longer see that possibility. I really hope it will be consistently implemented because that way any future editor can see the considerations. For now I have taken the trouble to post to the stream of the person whose work I have edited, but that doesn't help future users.

4 years ago

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Probably because you're using "Translation view" and not "Original view".

4 years ago

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I am... but I still don't understand what I'm doing wrong. In order to translate or edit, you have to open the "translation view", don't you? I tried fiddling around with it now, but still couldn't figure it out.

4 years ago

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No, you can translate from the "original view" (which shouldn't be called like that IMO, as "translation view" should have another name too) by clicking on the sentence then clicking on "edit". I never use the "translation view" since it's impossible to comment there.

4 years ago

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But how can you see what has already been translated then?

4 years ago

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The colors tell you what's been translated: blue is untranslated, grey is translated but needs checking, black is translated and checked. The translation itself shows up when you click on a sentence, along with the option to edit it with a comment.

I too wish we could comment from "Translation" view, but for whatever reason they haven't implemented that feature. Hopefully they will in the future. People have also asked for the ability to comment without editing which I think is also a good idea.

4 years ago

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Thank you so much, Stecchetto! I am going to go try again right now. =D Awesome, awesome, awesome, it works!! Thanks again.

4 years ago