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Posted: Mar 28 2009 03:34 PM

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I read your note about German native speakers. What is in it for me if I help you with your German site?


Posted Mar 28 2009 03:34 pm by Gu***st

Christoph,



Well right now I just need someone to take a spot check at the home page and a few other pages. Just take 5 minutes look at this and tell me if you think, yes or no, this is a good translation. The new site is [url http://visitor:[edited]/]here[/url]



We'll throw $20 into your account to say thanks. ;-)


Posted Mar 28 2009 11:15 pm by Your Friendly BidSlammer Admin

The translation is pretty good. I wood replace the word "redundante" with "überzählige" or "freie". But the Umlauts (ä,ö,ü,etc.) don't show up on the website and that is a real negative.


Posted Mar 29 2009 07:34 am by Gu***st

Hello,



Thanks! Yes the umlauts are present in my source code, but they don't show on the web page. I'm starting to realize I need to specify this on MY END, telling your browser which character set.



It is using UTF-8 which is American, UK...



I think we need to use ISO Latin-1...






Posted Mar 29 2009 02:10 pm by Your Friendly BidSlammer Admin

I figured it out.. I had to add a "meta" tag to the html file.






Posted Mar 29 2009 02:15 pm by Your Friendly BidSlammer Admin



What about using "Auktion sniper" instead of auction sniper?




Posted Mar 29 2009 02:15 pm by Your Friendly BidSlammer Admin

I would suggest Auktions-Sniper (all nouns iin German start with a capital).


Posted Mar 29 2009 03:46 pm by Gu***st

Ok thanks!



Here's the question I should have asked. If you were on Germany Google, what would you type into the search box, if you were looking for a snipe service"



In america the big keywords are:

ebay snipe

snipe ebay

ebay sniper

auction sniper

ebay sniping

ebay snipe service

etc.








Posted Mar 29 2009 04:03 pm by Your Friendly BidSlammer Admin

My suggestion "überzählige" shows up as überzählige on my screen.


Posted Mar 29 2009 04:04 pm by Gu***st

As I am not in Germany I would have to ask a friend. But this is now turning into professional advice.


Posted Mar 29 2009 04:07 pm by Gu***st

No problem you were a great help, I already added your $20, I sure appreciate it!!



On your suggestion "überzählige", yes thank you, I think the translator used iGoogle as a starting point.



We want to get across the idea that we use multiple computers.



Enjoy the service, let us know if you have any trouble.






Posted Mar 29 2009 04:13 pm by Your Friendly BidSlammer Admin

It seems that sniping is banned according to the German ebay rules. Suggestions for phrases: Bietservice, Bieten in letzter Minute, Last Minute Bieten, Last Minute Gebot, Bietautomat, Gebotsautomat, automatisch bieten, automatisches Gebot, all connected with ebay if you want.


Posted Mar 29 2009 04:14 pm by Gu***st

Hi,



Thanks again.



Yes sniping has been banned in Germany for quite some time. I do not know why. Sportsmanship issues perhaps.



That is why we translated the site to German first. ;-)




Posted Mar 29 2009 04:27 pm by Your Friendly BidSlammer Admin

The $20 do not seem to show up in my account. Can you check?


Posted Mar 29 2009 04:34 pm by Gu***st

Thanks again, was a bug, if you had snipes AND free balance.


Posted Mar 29 2009 04:48 pm by Your Friendly BidSlammer Admin

Ticket closed


Posted Mar 30 2009 05:15 pm by Your Friendly BidSlammer Admin

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