#101 Multilingual Translation Hive

By mastin


Project objectives: -to organize highly-effective Multilingual Translation Hive performing simultaneous translations into different languages -to ensure high quality of all translations in fair and transparent process -to focus on high-priority languages and content -to engage SmartCash members with suitable skills -to eliminate current problems with translation quality and delays -to organize new language translation teams within Multilingual Translation Hive -to allow SmartCash positive appearance to millions of people


You can see pre-proposal, Q&A and discussion here: https://forum.smartcash.cc/t/organising-multilingual-translation-process/1437 Funding is expected to be received in parts during the ongoing process as milestones met. Responsible for project development: @God Project is currently supported by: @hockleyj @cknr7 @Semptly @cryptodate @fairypark @markjason @Karl @CikoXp @alejem93 @calmadigital @Kuya Timeline estimated: 35 - 65 days of ongoing work, depending on community involvement Expected work volume: requested amount should be sufficient to implement effective multilingual translation process and fund high-quality translation of SmartCash website, voting portal (2 pages), essential guidelines and motivational content into 5 - 8 languages depending on current needs determined by SmartCash community. Alternatively, if the Hive would be particularly focused on 3-5 languages it would create extensive content in each of them. The priorities will be set in favor of SmartCash popularization according to ongoing working processes and team members engaged. But no matter how fast the Hive grow, funds be only spent as intended. Obviously the higher priority here is to allocate funds efficiently, rather than quick. If the new members join more rarely then expected, then it would just take more time. Language teams ready to start: French, Russian High priority languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, German, Korean. Follow-up: the Hive will continue the work submitting detailed reports monthly and creating a proposal for the next time period based on expected job volume. Hive structure: general translation coordinator, language ambassadors, and translators. Hive members duties ---------------------------------- General translation coordinator is responsible for: -enabling flawless funding for prioritized translation tasks -choosing topical content for multilanguage translation (with help of other members) -distributing the work among language ambassadors -overall quality of translations (especially in new language groups) -fast and efficient communication/funding of language ambassadors and translators -ensuring correct funds distribution -applying initial vesting process while organizing new language groups -mitigating possible issues and finding suitable solutions -submitting detailed financial reports on the Hive work -estimating new job volume and upcoming month expenses -submitting translation Hive proposal for funding During the Hive launch, the general coordinator should compile: -translation Hive funding proposal template -monthly financial report spreadsheets -working guidelines for global translation coordinator, language ambassadors, and translators -recommendations on vetting processes -spreadsheets for interaction between language ambassador and translators Language ambassador duties: -picking up skilled members of SmartCash to engage in the translation process -distributing jobs among them -assessing, validating and editing translations (proofreading) -ensuring high quality of translations -cooperating with general coordinator -submitting detailed reports with links to actual jobs done by his team -triggering translation of outstanding non-English material into English (in cooperation with other Hive members) -translating content himself (voluntary) Translator duties: -to apply for the translation job (1 job at a time) -to submit a high-quality translation to language ambassador for approval and proofreading Costs structure Please refer to the case scenario on the forum (the link on top) as here costs structure is described briefly. The starting point in costs is based on present market average translation pay which is currently estimated at $0.1 per word. The quantity of language ambassador work directly corresponds to his group size and their job volume and is decided to be paid as 10% on top of their job volume. General translation coordinator pay rate is based on the total job volume performed by translators and set as 7% on their total pay for the current proposal (the Hive launch will demand more involvement) and roughly estimated to be 5% on following proposals. Real life experience is needed in order to estimate working hours required for efficient function of general coordinator, and corresponding pay rate. Project implementation: The translation Hive will reside on SmartCash subforum with categories respective to each language. The Hive will be deciding on high priority tasks with help of active SmartCash members. The whole working process together with funds distributions will be fully transparent and easy to monitor by any community member. The current plan is to utilize Excel spreadsheets for jobs distribution. Although it may be done more efficiently with relatively simple MySQL/PHP web-interface, at this stage spreadsheets would do the job. Dedicated web-wallet for Multilingual Translation Hive is created where all the transactions will reflect actual ongoing processes within the Hive. Current positions allocated to: General translation coordinator: @God Russian language ambassador: @God Russian translator: @Semptly French language ambassador: @Karl French translator: @Cknr7 The French team has prepared pre-proposal for French translation and decided, that in case the Multilingual Translation Hive proposal is approved, French team would join the Multilingual Translation Hive. If their proposal is submitted and approved, then French team will work according to their working plan, joining the Hive later on. In any scenario, the funds for the current proposal remain for the next period if not spent on time. In order to learn more about Multilingual Translation Hive current members background and ask questions, please visit: https://forum.smartcash.cc/t/organising-multilingual-translation-process/1437




Date Amount (US$) Amount (Σ) Description Status
December 04, 2017 350.00 120,332.81 * The completion by general coordinator of required spreadsheets and guidelines. The hive is ready to start. -
December 11, 2017 750.00 257,856.01 * The hive have successfully started working process, deliverables present. -
December 20, 2017 1,350.00 464,140.82 * Ongoing process, at least one new language team is created -
January 02, 2018 1,700.00 584,473.63 * Translation process continues. ?verall number of involved SmartCash members increased. -
* Estimated

Requested Amount

  • Total USD: 4,150.00
  • Estimated SMART: 1,426,803.27
  • Estimated BTC: 0.45144056


  • Created Date: Monday, November 20, 2017
  • Voting Deadline: Monday, December 4, 2017 23:20:00 UTC
  • Payment Date: Payments will be made in accordance with the delivered milestones


  • Not Funded


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Abstain (0.04)

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  • cryptoflaviosf 11/29/2017 04:59


    cryptoflaviosf 11/29/2017 05:01

    Are we including the site and walllet?

  • mastin 11/30/2017 11:42

    Sure. The site translation is top priority. Only when it's done, guidelines and other content should be translated. User interfaces should be also available in different languages. It takes time :)