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Display prefered language(s) in user's profile #4580

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openstreetmap-trac opened this issue Jul 23, 2021 · 3 comments
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Display prefered language(s) in user's profile #4580

openstreetmap-trac opened this issue Jul 23, 2021 · 3 comments

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@openstreetmap-trac openstreetmap-trac commented Jul 23, 2021

Reporter: eMerzh
[Submitted to the original trac issue database at 10.44am, Wednesday, 19th September 2012]

OSM attract more and more users... and it's a good thing.

To keep those users active, and to attract new users, it's nice to have more "social" or community features inside the osm website.

Sometimes, you detect new user in your area, and you want to invite them to your community event or to do some remarks about the mapping... but you don't know the language of the user... so you start by English with one or to other languages depending of the country.

I live in Belgium where in small country you can find French, dutch and German as official language...

so please, could we add an indication about user's language(s) in his/her profile.

Something like :


%Username% prefer to be contacted in %LANG%. You can also use %LANG%, %LANG%.

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@openstreetmap-trac openstreetmap-trac commented Jul 23, 2021

Author: TomH
[Added to the original trac issue at 8.36pm, Wednesday, 19th September 2012]

I'm somewhat reluctant to do this because much of the language data we have for users is very low quality as it is largely derived from whatever random rubbish their browser sent when they signed up, or the first time they logged in after we add the language setting.

There's also a privacy question about whether the users have an expectation that we would make this visible.

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@openstreetmap-trac openstreetmap-trac commented Jul 23, 2021

Author: eMerzh
[Added to the original trac issue at 8.45pm, Wednesday, 19th September 2012]

Ok i understand the privacy concerns...

why not adding a new option like

[V] i agree to display my languages to other users

just below the preferred language input.
As user would have to tick the box, they'd have to look at the preferred languages box too.

Unfortunately we would have to make this new option more visible to make it more useful :)

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@openstreetmap-trac openstreetmap-trac commented Jul 23, 2021

Author: Andy Allan
[Added to the original trac issue at 11.18am, Wednesday, 30th October 2019]

Thanks for the original feature request. Unfortunately we don't plan to develop this feature at the moment, so I am closing this ticket.

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