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Hi Jucato, I ve seen several translated pages of FAQ/fr have been deleted. I agree that this is an open place and site is subject to evolution, but I was surprised to see my work disapeared. Have you informations about next deleted sections ? would you prefer us to focus effort on specific pages ? Are still translators useful on Techbase ? What is planned ? How to contribute in translations  ? Tkank you.

Christian /FR (talk)08:07, 17 May 2019

HI Christian,

My apologies. I had no intention on deleting the translated pages and only the English one. I thought I had unchecked the box to leave the others alone. I will try to restore those pages ASAP.

Again, sorry for the mess. Of course, translators are always welcome on TechBase and in the Community wikis and I appreciate the work that you and other translators have done. I will be more careful next time.

Juan Carlos Torres (talk)08:22, 17 May 2019
 

I have restored the translated FAQs. Can you please check if everything is in working order?

I'm still unsure what happened since the main English page that I actually wanted to delete [Development/FAQs/General_FAQ] was still there. On hindsight, probably best to leave that alone. That said, the FAQs have been "moved" to the Community wiki where they should be. I should now be more aware of also moving translations (i wasn't the one that moved the original 3 years ago).

Again, apologies for the mess it caused. I will be more careful now with translated pages.

Juan Carlos Torres (talk)09:20, 17 May 2019

I ve catched an example below but the message seems not been restored. It ask the reader to restore it but is is not acceptable since it is a one shot operation; a global automatic restore of previous translations is preferable:

https://techbase.kde.org/Translations:Development/FAQs/General_FAQ/55/fr

https://techbase.kde.org/index.php?title=Special:Undelete&target=Translations%3ADevelopment%2FFAQs%2FGeneral_FAQ%2F55%2Ffr

Christian /FR (talk)09:58, 17 May 2019

I can't do that either and it seems the sysadmins can't either. I've already restored the translated pages but that seems to have broken their connections to the specific translation units in the FAQ. I'm not sure if that can be easily fixed but the content is at least still there. I am really, really sorry for messing it up.

Juan Carlos Torres (talk)10:10, 17 May 2019

The pages have been restored in the language but the contents of the translations are empty. (only EN text everywhere). I have tested a single restore for FAQ/55 of above; it works but remains orphan so no more hope. I leave as it is.

Christian /FR (talk)10:27, 17 May 2019

I'm really sorry for that. I would gladly do the work to manually restore each translation unit. But if I'm going to do that anyway, I would rather do it on the migrated version in the Community Wiki as those should be (based on a decision made years ago) the final home of those FAQs.

https://community.kde.org/KDE/FAQs/General_FAQ https://community.kde.org/KDE/FAQs/Technical_FAQ

Thank you again for your contributions in translating our docs. I hope this blunder of mine won't discourage you and others from continuing the much-needed work.

Juan Carlos Torres (talk)12:33, 17 May 2019

Oh yes its a good idea to merge them there together with the translated pages (eventually putting a redirection on userbase page to community). If any help is needed, dont hesitate to request.

Christian /FR (talk)10:20, 18 May 2019