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by BooMan Sun Jun 12th, 2005 at 11:39:14 PM EST

Hi Folks.

Welcome to EuroTrib!!

Have a look around and see how the site works.  And if you have any suggestions, or you notice anything is not working right, etc., please post about it here.

Hope everyone loves the new site!!


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breathing in deep of that new blog smell?

Ahh...I love the smell of grassroots in the morning.  Good on y'all.

by baba durag on Sun Jun 12th, 2005 at 11:58:40 PM EST
congratulations BooMan, et al!   I just announced the launch of European Tribune on my blog. I am pleased to be among the first American bloggers to do so.

Here is one possible glitch:  I just posted a diary. When I previewed the text it didn't warn me that I had too many characters in the introductory section, and that I would need to use the extended text. I realized my error, so I don't know what would have happened if I had tried to post.

by Frederick Clarkson on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 12:06:31 AM EST
FredC.

Good to see you here.  We seem to be nocturnal brothers.

by BooMan on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 12:12:26 AM EST
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yes we do indeed.

I hope to get my partner, who alas, is in South Africa right now, to participate here.

by Frederick Clarkson on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 12:15:44 AM EST
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i guess the sigs aren't working yet or is it my bad?
by Chamonix on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 12:35:29 AM EST
Mine is working but I need to go back and put them in italics.
by Hausfrau on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 12:43:29 AM EST
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thanks...i guess i mistook..going back now to check the error of my way.
by Chamonix on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 12:45:28 AM EST
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Since this is an European blog in English, is it possible to put a link to www.overseasvote.org as a blog link?  I am a volunteer for the OverseasVote Foundation and I know many Americans living overseas will find this website most helpful in getting information on how to vote in US Elections.

There is also a signup page for volunteers and I need some help in data entry. The OverseasVote Foundation is a non-partisan organization and I welcome all Americans who are interested in helping other Americans to vote from Overseas and our Military. I will publish a diary later on the subject.  We have interesting results from a survey we took of voters who registered in last year's election. You can see the survey results yourself at www.overseasvote.org.

by Hausfrau on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 12:42:51 AM EST
Aren't military votes overwhelmingly Republican?
by deano (deanoist at gmail dot com) on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 08:22:59 AM EST
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I've spoken to a few soldiers lately who expressed a keen desire for leadership, a quality that they actually came out and said was lacking in their current commander in chief.  
by CabinGirl on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 09:56:22 AM EST
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Good Question. It's difficult to tell. I think people in the top of the military are overwhelminly republican but it's a different story for the others. I am a member of Democrats Abroad and we have quite a few veterans in our group. Our DA Chair was a physician in the military until her base closed.  As a volunteer for Overseasvote2004, I rec'd emails from people in the military that were democratic and preferred to use our website. It's very difficult for people in the military. Many soldiers have to fax their ballot by handing it to someone over a counter and they have no privacy and they lose the opportunity to cast a secret ballot. We rec'd many positive emails from both parties actually.  Unfortunately, many people did not receive their ballot in time and did not get an opportunity to vote. We are working hard to change that this time. Check out the survey results when you can.
by Hausfrau on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 02:23:02 PM EST
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May it be a joy forever. :)
by moiv on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 12:59:18 AM EST
I'd love it if you guys got enough French speaking folks here that there could be a little corner where I could come to both talk politics and practise my French at the same time.

I know you are intending something like this in the future, but I want it NOW!  ;-)

Alan
Maverick Leftist

by SlackerInc (alanslackerinc_at_yahoo) on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 01:12:09 AM EST
C'est bien l'intention. Il suffit de se lancer et d'écrire en français, et le dialogue s'engagera dans cette langue dans le "diary" concerné.

Il va falloir encourager des francophones à rejoindre le site, pour avoir assez de monde pour faire la conversation...

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 02:23:44 AM EST
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i suggest nous parlons francaise parce ce que la langue de liberte et resistance et aussi parce ce que Bush ne parle Englais ou Francais.

and whenever possible speak gaelic, as it, too, is the language of a subversive fight for freedom

go raibh mile maith agat
(go rah meela mahth a gut)
thanks a million very much!

gr

by GraceReid on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 02:40:24 AM EST
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As a speaker of english only I look forward to having to do a little extra work with language in order to see the 'World View'.

A heads-up to Google 'Language Tools' really helped me... http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en

I couldn't understand what you said above but Google translated it to

"It is well the intention.  It is enough to launch out and write in French, and the dialogue will begin in this language in the "diary" concerned.  It French-speaking people should be encouraged to join the site, to have enough world to make the conversation..."

though obviously not an exact translation I now know what you were saying... magnifique!

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us. -- Calvin and Hobbes

by SteveK on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 08:31:47 AM EST
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J'ia besoin de pratiquer, ce qui me fera beaucoup de plaisir, Jerome (et les accents?  comment ca se fait? Il faut que je change qqch. sans doute).

Et les hispanophones?  Il y a tout un monde (Amerique Latine) qui parle l'espagnol.  Et en Amerique du Sud, c'est Paraguay le seul pays officiellement bilingue!  Vive le guarani.

"I don't belong to any organized political party - I'm a Democrat." - Will Rogers

by tom 47 on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 08:46:02 AM EST
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Je ne peux pas les faire non plus.  Mais avec un ordinateur plus nouveau, on peut faire ALT-0232 our ALT-0233 etc.

Alan
Maverick Leftist

by SlackerInc (alanslackerinc_at_yahoo) on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 05:10:26 PM EST
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merci - il m'emmerde pour les commentaires.  Et ou se trouve les codes (alt-xxxx)?

"I don't belong to any organized political party - I'm a Democrat." - Will Rogers
by tom 47 on Fri Jun 17th, 2005 at 09:00:06 AM EST
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Mais non...

Really, really bad idea.  Form a friendly email group by all means.  But nothing drives people away from a site faster than seeing languages they don't (or half) understand.

It isn't that I am a francophobe, I just think it unwise to have a site in multiple languages.

I'm all for companion sites and will welcome the day when automatic translation is good enough to view a site through "language filters", but for this time and place, for what we have, single language sites are best.

Truckle The Uncivil - Nullus Anxietas Sanguinae

by Truckle on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 02:44:54 AM EST
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the "re:"'s before the subject kinda threw me off at first, but now it's all good.  not a suggestion, just felt like posting...I'm tired :)
by Meandering Fox on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 02:13:41 AM EST
Excuse the ignorant Yank, but the only other major visual difference from kos I see here is the color scheme. So I was expecting open thread to make smart/snark comments.

But great job! Keep it going.

by SwingVoter on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 03:16:49 AM EST
A EuroTribuPedia might be a good idea. It would let us put in more detailed notes about things that will need to be defined for readers.

It may take people a little while to figure out Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the various other Irish words I'm going to need to throw in, and constantly defining them is going to be wearing.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 03:31:11 AM EST
perhaps an "ETpedia"?
by Meandering Fox on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 03:38:16 AM EST
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SteveK suggested "eTrib" ...
that would mean info @ eTribpedia.

USA WELCOME: Make Yourself Known @BooTrib aka lost treasure of dKos

by Oui on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 06:26:59 AM EST
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Perhaps in the meantime, you could do a diary entry that would serve as a dictionary of Irish terms.  Then you could just link back to it somewhere on your posts.  Not the most elegant solution, but it might save you some headaches and it would be useful.

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes
by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 11:09:52 AM EST
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.
I use several - most recent discoveries:

DW-World.de
Deutsche Welle Website  (de-en)
DW - Radio/TV Live

  • Radio Netherlands - World
  • Indonesian
  • Afghanistan
    also a portal:
    http://afghan-network.net/News/

    USA WELCOME: Make Yourself Known @BooTrib aka lost treasure of dKos

  • by Oui on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 07:03:47 AM EST
    Is there a way to categorise diaries? I've noticed Jérôme put "Category: Energy" on posts on dKos. Is there a mechanism there?
    by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 09:07:25 AM EST
    At the top of the page, when you create a new diary, you should have a box which says "diary", which you should be able to change to the various preprogrammed categories...unless this is only available to admin.
    Tell me!

    In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
    by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 09:50:22 AM EST
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    That's there, but if I put in anything other than diary, where is it going to turn up? I don't really feel like experimenting ...
    by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 09:58:24 AM EST
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    ah, it does not turn up anywhere..... yet.

    except if you go to 'Search', then you can choose the topic and search for all diaries and stories in that topic.

    soon I will be adding pages like /topics/energy that list all the entries in that topic, so that is mainly where it will turn up.

    by andy (andy \at a2hd.com) on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 03:12:40 PM EST
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    Right, so I can't put a diary in category "Ireland" say, and have it turn up in the diaries list as well as the special page?
    by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Jun 14th, 2005 at 01:32:17 AM EST
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    No, it will turn up in both places.

    Right now we have no Ireland topic... but perhaps we should?  Jerome has the last word on new topics so send him an email if you want one.

    by andy (andy \at a2hd.com) on Tue Jun 14th, 2005 at 10:10:34 AM EST
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    Test
    by andy (andy \at a2hd.com) on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 10:57:31 PM EST
    Test
    by andy (andy \at a2hd.com) on Mon Jun 13th, 2005 at 10:57:51 PM EST
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