Last year I attended the Heartland Developers Conference there
Damnit I need to socialize more! A conference in my front yard and I didn’t even hear about it!
I seriously need to shed this antisocial introverted shell and put forth effort into making developer friends. 10 years of seclusion / isolation is getting old …
@WebSmaker – Didn’t know you were in my neighborhood! (globally speaking) – just a stones throw (+3 hr drive) away from Omaha!
Trello here as well!
I have several “Organizations”: Envato, [IRL Business], Collab, Life, etc., etc
Each project gets it’s own “Board” under the appropriate organization.
With each “Board” you can have several “Lists”: To Do, Doing, Done, Bugs, Requests, etc.
Each list you can setup unique “Cards” – which can serve any purpose you need.
With the Android (& iOS) app, and hooking into your Google Drive as well as email – it’s just too awesome not to use!
I can’t swim, I know I can’t. So you know what I do? I stay my ass out the pool!
I so want a miniature parrot holding a balloon:
The customer is present at the dentist as well as when the plumber shows up – they can see the work that goes into it.
With web design / development the labor takes place “behind the scenes” – it’s not like the customer is in the chair next to you the whole time you design / code – and most will be damned to know how hosting works.
@Ruben – The case you point out has nothing to do with English. I thought that the OP communicated in English really well (with the exception of punctuation). In fact, you had more grammatical errors than that of the OP.
Your reference post shows a lacking ability in reading comprehension and/or following instructions – nothing to do with language itself per say (ie: they may have the same “disability” in their own native language).
sniperatic saidI’m well aware of how bad it murders the language and constructs – however, it works well enough that I can grasp the heart of the buyers communication – and they seem to be able to understand my reply well enough to resolve their issue.
Anybody who’s tried using this would know that it mainly rips the English language to shreds as it can’t understand what context you are talking in.
Radu3329 saidAn author does NOT have to give support – therefore their language does not play a factor!
CodeFusion saidHow professional…
How can authors that don’t speak english almost at all promote, sell and give support? English is a must in my opinion. Giving support in a language that X or Y don’t understand… I mean, really…
An author does NOT have to promote their item – therefore their language does not play a factor!
An author does NOT have to “sell” anything – therefore their language does not play a factor.
What an author does have to do is – be good at what they do! It’s not like a Spanish TF author codes their HTML using
<head>; or they use
echoin their PHP. Also, AFAIK both the item description and documentation must be in English.
As for providing support – According to LinguisticSociety.org there are about 6,909 languages – what do you expect me to do … I cannot very well learn them all! And beings as the buyer has the money and I have something to sell, I do my best to accommodate their language the best I can. When a buyer sends me an email in a non-English language, I run it through Translate, where – for better or worse – I can attempt to understand them and help them. Going that extra step is professional – telling them to piss in the wind until they learn English is NOT professional.
While that is awesomely funny, that is not how Translate was meant to work – nor is it a real world scenario. When they translate it from English to Mandarin back to English – we can still get at the heart of the communication – and with the exception of “Apricot” was done rather well.
About using Google translate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMkJuDVJdTw miscommunication and support…never mix well
However, in the real world, the song would need to be properly written in Mandarin and then translated to English – that is what Google Translate is for.
As far as all of this goes, I’ve been an author for 3 to 4 years – I cannot remember a single question or answer from that Author Quiz (and I’ve done both CC and TF quiz). If I were to take those quizzes now, I’d probably have to “study” first. If it was a vital part of Envato – it would need to be taken regularly – or upon every item submission.
I can see both sides of the argument – the quiz keeping non-serious people from plugging the queue, but also the side of Envato – discovering hidden talent.
I’m mainly a PHP developer (CC Marketplace), but I like to play in FruityLoops and Photoshop and have been meaning to take the AJ and GR quiz for 3 to 4 years now – just never got around to it. Now that I don’t have to take the quiz – I may just upload them. Will they pass review? I would hope so – but I honestly don’t know. Now “professional” AJ/GR members may get delayed by my noob submissions – but there again, maybe what I call “playing in FruityLoops” – is super elite material (lol – I can dream right?)
From a potential authors stand point: No ridiculous quiz to deal with.
From an authors stand point: it sucks because there is going to be more “junk” taking up the reviewers time / plugging the queue.
From Envatos stand point: more authors = more money.
CodeFusion saidTry a 80×80 pixel image.
I cleaned my office yesterday. I took some pics to upload here, but only then did I realize how much I used shadows and perspective to “hide” stuff from every day viewing. Needless to say – my office looks way to cluttered in a 4K pixel image! Will try again in 6 months to a year
That only marginally helps
Still looks like Bust Buy, Staples and Radio Shack went to war and my office was the battle field!