Topic: [1.3] Multilanguage board
so far when people need a multilanguage board, they create different forums, each one for one language
but i think this is a bad idea, because it really splits the community in 2 ( or more ) :
a lot of people can speak several languages, for example my mother language is french, but i can speak english
i signuped in several bilingual forums, but i hardly ever post/read topics in the english-speaking section ( lazy to keep switching between the two sections )
I think it would be a good idea to merge those forums into a single one :
_ when someone creates a new topic, he chooses the topic's language
_ each user chooses the language(s) he can read in his profile, and of course only the topics matching those languages would be displayed to him
_ the ability to post multiple topics in the different languages, for example for an annoucement, an admin wants to create a topic translated into all the languages available, instead of creating x posts, he just creates one, and on the topic writing page, he has as many textareas as there are languages and then when he clicks on the submit button, x topics are created, one for each language.
( the created topics wouldn't be binded in any way, it's just to save time )
_ maybe, when a topic gets really interesting, we may want to translate it into all languages, it would be a "multilingual topic", depending on your profile settings you 'll see the topic in xxxx language, and then admins/translators would have to translate every answer in all languages
Will the 1.3 plugin system allow to create such a modification ?