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fuchur
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Posted at: 2015-03-26, 22:04

I read new posts just the same way as wl-zocker explained it for himself. Most of the times the 5 entries of the "Latest posts" section are sufficient. So I rarley use the forum view for a special forum. For me this is more helpful for searching a older topic.

Now I think of a little problem with changing computers. For example there is a long topic with several pages. I would have read most of them using the same computer. Now I'm somewhere else and I don't log in. Then the forum software has no way to identify me. The change of the behaviour mentioned above would mean a click on the link in the "Latest posts" brings me to the first post in the topic.

In that case I'd prefer it if I get the last post. Maybe the software can decide to create a link to the last post if the user is unknown.

(Let me add a off-topic question here addressed to the native english speakers: is it "a older topic" or "an older topic"? I remember at school I was taught that it's "an" if the next word starts with a vowel.)


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wl-zocker
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Posted at: 2015-03-26, 23:01

I would be fine with the rule "not logged in = last post", but for me that is not so often necessary (I do not change the computer that often).

Btw, I sometimes search for an older topic, too, but I am no native speaker.


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Posted at: 2015-03-26, 23:11

Yes, it's "an" before vowels. Note that some words will be spelled with a consonant but pronounced as a vowel, e.g. "it is an hono(u)r" (blame the French :P). And vice versa: "A user", because "u" is pronounced like "you" (can't blame this one on the French). So, it's the pronunciation that counts, and not the spelling. Confused yet? *lol


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fuchur
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Posted at: 2015-03-27, 00:05

Thanks, GunChleoc, for clarification. I didn't think of the pronunciation, but only of the notation. Maybe some times it is not clear for a non-english speaker if it sounds like a vowel or not. But at least that's a rule I can remember (hopefully) face-smile.png

Confused? Maybe a little bit. But more confused as I looked at the difference of "pronounce" and pronunciation (no "o" before the "u"). I wasn't aware of that. face-wink.png


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Posted at: 2015-03-27, 08:11

I think the only u (umbrella/user) and h (honour/house) can cause problems, and eu is always pronounced like you at the beginning of a word (e.g. Europe). I think French with their "aspirated h" (h aspiré) is much more unpredictable. And I never noticed that pronunciation is spelled (and therefore pronounced) different from pronounce. Thanks for pointing this out, fuchur.


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Posted at: 2015-03-27, 08:37

fuchur, could you please write a bug report on the bug tracker and describe the behavior you want?

I will try that, but it could take a long time... summer is coming, i have to work and could not spend as much time as in winter season.


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Posted at: 2015-03-27, 10:19

fuchur wrote:

I didn't think of the pronunciation, but only of the notation.

Sadly, this is a common problem with how languages are often taught: they explain everything to you EXCEPT for pronunciation. So, people end up with bad accents and no learning strategies face-sad.png

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Posted at: 2015-03-27, 11:13

GunChleoc wrote:

EXCEPT for pronunciation.

Hehe face-smile.png

In Polish pronauciation used to be very clear. Only new, foregin words are unclear for us (not pronouced as it should be in Polish). face-wink.png


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Posted at: 2015-03-27, 15:20

Polish has a nice, clear spelling system too. Niemcy still have to practice all the cz and si though, otherwise we won't understand how it works face-grin.png


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fuchur
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Posted at: 2015-03-27, 22:23

I filed the bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/widelands-website/+bug/1437493

Hopefully the explanation how it should work is understandable. And hopefully I didn't miss any side effects. face-wink.png


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