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translation needed for a support request
hello :)

i'm looking for someone to translate a support request from french to english for me. we will likely need someone to translate a support answer from english back to french again once we know what they're trying to ask. i've tried to drag back the french i learned when i was 16, but unfortunately i'm nearly 20 now and it's all drained away.

i'd be very grateful if someone could help me out with this. oh, and you'd probably get a support point out of it once we get an answer written up to be posted back to them ;)

request here.

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From: sxgp Date: le 14 août 2002 03:07 (UTC) (Lien)

I was very surprised when i saw this person's "request", I guess he wanted to posted in his journal instead in the support area. The translation is:

"Everyday, the world is changing.
The time of life was another dream which gave me faith.
I have only one person i can trust, my girlfriend, the one i love the most"

acerbic From: acerbic Date: le 14 août 2002 07:43 (UTC) (Lien)
yep. people are insane, i tell you. heh.
emmavescence From: emmavescence Date: le 14 août 2002 10:29 (UTC) (Lien)


oh god, how embarrassing! heh. i fed it into altavista and at first i thought perhaps he wanted a code to start a journal. then someone else suggested perhaps they got confused and were trying to write a journal entry.

so NOW we need to tell them something like:

"The support area is here to help with any questions about the site you may have, and to help fix any problems you experience.

If you already have a journal, this FAQ will give you some help on how to get started:

[can you append something to the URL to get it to display in french? because i'd like this one:]


If you do not yet have a LiveJournal account, then the FAQ below explains how you can get one:


would you be able to translate that for me? if you do, post it as a screened answer on the request, and then separate it with a line, then write the english underneath. usually we give more detailed answers regarding account creation, but i think it would be best just to use the FAQ in this case, especially if it can be displayed in french.
From: sxgp Date: le 14 août 2002 11:13 (UTC) (Lien)

i replied in French to the request and with the answer translated in English.
hmm.. i just put <hr noshade> to seperate the french answer and the english translation, and it didn't show up as a horizontal rule...
emmavescence From: emmavescence Date: le 14 août 2002 11:18 (UTC) (Lien)


support answers don't support html, so just a line of ------- or ======== will do fine.

i'm sure i read about being able to append ?blahsomething to the end of FAQ links to force them to display in a language. this person may not have set their language for the site, meaning the FAQs will be almost useless. that's why i wanted to have the link in the body of the text and not from the drop down box ;)

if you can find out and resubmit without the html, and with the french language forced for the FAQs, then that would be great. if you don't know how to do the FAQ thing, then i can ask around.
From: sxgp Date: le 14 août 2002 11:26 (UTC) (Lien)
the FAQs in French aren't fully translated yet. i could explain him in French what the FAQs are saying but it would take more time.
emmavescence From: emmavescence Date: le 14 août 2002 11:30 (UTC) (Lien)


if you could go through the main points in french in your answer, that would be great. :)

i have an answer that i usually use for account creation, which has the main points in. i'll put it in this comment in case you want to use parts of it.


FAQ reference: How do I create an account? (104)

There are currently two ways to get a LiveJournal account. Either get an invite code from someone who has had their account for over a week, or purchase an account. Support volunteers cannot give out invitation codes. The referenced FAQ has general information on creating an account.

Paid accounts cost as little as $5 (US) for 2 months. You get a number of benefits with a paid account, such as faster servers, an @livejournal.com forwarding email, extra userpics and the ability to search using the directory. For more information on paid account benefits, please see this FAQ:


Once your paid time has expired, you do not need to renew the paid subscription, as your account will revert to a free account. This FAQ has more detailed information:


If you cannot pay by credit card, then there are several other ways you can pay. Information on purchasing a paid account can be found here:


The invitation code system is a temporary measure. It was introduced to curb the rapid growth of accounts, because the LiveJournal servers were being put under unnecessary strain, and the site was slow and unstable for the rest of the users. It was also introduced to prevent the creation of accounts for purely abusive purposes.

You can check http://www.livejournal.com/news.bml periodically for announcements affecting the site. If invitation codes are removed, it will be announced here. Do bear in mind that they are only a temporary measure, and when another solution to both problems is found, they will be removed.
From: sxgp Date: le 14 août 2002 11:37 (UTC) (Lien)
ok, i'll do that before tomorrow, if someone don't reply before me...
can i (or anyone else) delete my reply to the request? i'm quite embarassed about the <hr noshade>...
emmavescence From: emmavescence Date: le 14 août 2002 11:41 (UTC) (Lien)


:) don't worry about it. lots of people don't see the tiny grey text underneath saying that html isn't allowed, i see it all the time. answers can't be deleted, and i've seen a LOT worse, believe me.

thanks for doing this, it's very helpful :) they have another request in a different category, although they wrote that one in basic english. haven't a clue what they want though, and luckily it's not a category i work in, so i can safely pretend it doesn't exist! :p
From: sxgp Date: le 14 août 2002 16:02 (UTC) (Lien)
Thank you very much. Unfortunately, most of the pages I'm referring to (the login page, the page which explains in details how to buy a paid account...) aren't fully translated or not translated at all yet.
Well, I posted an updated version, I think it's better than the first answer :)
calliste From: calliste Date: le 14 août 2002 11:33 (UTC) (Lien)
I think you add &uselang=en_LJ (or whatever other language) at the end of the URL.

Don't mind me, I'm just passing through!
eclips1st From: eclips1st Date: le 14 août 2002 07:56 (UTC) (Lien)
And the title is "Welcome to my personnal journal" ;o)

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