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Community Forum

Context

This pattern is applicable in all Collaborative Translation.

Problem description

In mostCollaborative Translation contexts, much of the actual collaboration is very indirect. For example, a contributor may create an entry in a collaborative terminoloty database, which is later modified by another contributor, without the two of them ever interacting with each other directly.

This can have a de-motivating effect on contributors, by creating a sense of isolation from their peers. It also makes it harder for contributors to coordinate in a more explicit way.

Solution

Therefore, provide members of the community with channels like discussion forums, which they can use to socialize and coordinate directly with each other.

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Real-life examples

Most successful Collaborative Translation communities use this pattern.