Hey ya’ll, I posted this as a status update but figured it would get buried pretty quickly. Pasting it here as well…
I had an idea for the devs.
I love reading reviews and status updates here, and it’s awesome that worldwide people seem to be flocking to this site as a “social network” of sorts for gamers, as well as taking the time to do actual, full-fledged write-ups about the games they play. It’s become one of my favorite activities to do on the web.
That being said, I only read two languages (one of them pretty poorly), and I wondered about the ability to set a language within your user profile, and then have a “translate to [x]” button on status updates/reviews written in other languages. There are plenty of libraries out there that can detect the language by text, and then generate a translation (on-demand or automatically) to any other language. I see that GTM is already on Grouvee so using the Google Translate lib would be an obvious solution.
Just a thought I had - there are some excellent reviewers on here writing long, in-depth posts that I normally run through a translator, but to skip a step and have it baked right into the status update would be super neat.
If you click a link through a Google search that takes you to a page in a different language, typically (it used to do this, at least) it would attach a little dropdown menu to the top right of the page with a little “Translate?” link, upon clicking it would instantly translate the whole page to your native tongue.
Just a thought - I’m a web dev myself so I considered writing a firefox/chrome plugin but just don’t have the time with a little maniac Perhaps others might like this feature as well.
Cheers - and keep up the awesome work!