[theme-reviewers] Belorussian Translations

Dion Hulse (dd32) wordpress at dd32.id.au
Mon Aug 1 05:14:32 UTC 2011

It's quite common for popular plugins to recieve such translation
requests, in my opinion, the one you recieved was actually rather

I've had very forceful sounding emails, which i usually assume is a
"lost in translation" issue. I've even had translators threatening
legal action due to me refusing to credit them in the SEO-scammy ways
(even when not using their provided translations due to me not
agreeing with their demands).

I offer a text-link and their name in the readme, and refuse
translations if they *require* a html link, the link has to be
relevant as well, if it's some scam site or looks to be something that
I would never want to link to, I ask for a personal site or alternate

I've even refused a translation as upon looking closely at it, it had
spam in the translated strings (The options page's heading had
something like "Plugin Name (<strong>This plugin is supported by
<a>blah blah</a>, visit XYZ for the best translation tools!</strong>)"
inserted into it).

So I'd just decide what you're happy to provide to translators, and
stick to your guns, (and triple check the contents of the
translations..). Full Name + Text link to Personal Site is what I

On 1 August 2011 14:45, Emil Uzelac <emil at themeid.com> wrote:
> the red light comes after "Would you update plugin" this is a Theme.
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> On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 11:12 PM, Devin Price <devin at wptheming.com> wrote:
>> Anyone else getting Belorussian theme translations sent to them?  Seems
>> like a pretty elaborate form of link building if that's what it is.
>>  Generally I just add the translations, but this one gives me pause.  Here
>> was the message:
>> "Hi Devin,
>> I have made the translation of 'Portfolio Press' to Belorussian language
>> (it's my mother tongue).
>> Would you update plugin and credit me as an author, e.g.:
>> Belorussian provided by Galina Miklosic, <a
>> href="http://www.webhostinggeeks.com/">Web Geek</a>
>> You can contact me by email, I will call you back, if you prefer a call
>> instead of emails."
>> Devin Price<http://www.wptheming.com>
>> <http://twitter.com/devinsays>
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