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23 translators and Japanese still in pretty bad shape

Hi. I am writing a nosy note to all Japanese translator. This is because I see that 23 users have got translator rights for Japanese, and the Japanese localisation for almost all of the products we have at Betawiki is still in quite an awful shape. I am wondering if you have any ideas why this could be? We usually see here that a locale can be flourishing when only a handful of translators are working on it, or even just one or two. If you think I can help out somewhere, please let me know. I would also urge you to take responsibility, and make an effort you raise the completeness and quality of the Japanese localisation for the products that we have here. You can talk with your fellow Japanese translators on Portal_talk:Ja, and general support requests can be asked on Support. I hope to see many contributions and/or ideas by you soon. Cheers! Siebrand 16:18, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

In my opinion, Japanese translators are too afraid of mistranslations when we don't know which pages the message are used at. We may need to think like "Translate at first. Change it if it was mistranslation".
I'll go to Portal_talk:Ja, and discuss this opinion with other Japanese translators. --Mizusumashi 18:55, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
Yes, I completely agree: translate first, fix mistakes later. Good luck with your initiative, and thank you for your reply. Cheers! Siebrand 19:08, 17 December 2008 (UTC)