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Re: From the Italian translator who translated without being paid !!

From: Coralie Mercier <coralie@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2010 10:43:41 +0200
To: oreste.signore@isti.cnr.it, "Hernest Old" <aarticlemarketing@googlemail.com>
Cc: p.popolizio@webprofession.com, prorealestatesales@gmail.com, w3c-translators@w3.org, rscano@iwa.it
Message-ID: <op.vj8063sxsvvqwp@sith-wifi.sophia.w3.org>

Hello Paolo

Thank you for writing to report this.

I am sorry that this happened to you and glad that you found a way to  
contact our volunteer translators community.

The W3C doesn't commission people to translate documents from English to  
other languages. We rely on a community of volunteer translators who agree  
with a few objectives and rules as described at and beyond:

I can't quite endorse whether your analysis is true, but I am grateful  
that you wrote, and again, sorry that you were used that way.

None of the work that was contributed by Christopher Demarinis has been  
processed for lack of time and resource. That means that none of the  
translations submitted were linked in our Translations database.

Best regards,

On Wed, 06 Oct 2010 04:00:23 +0200, Hernest Old  
<aarticlemarketing@googlemail.com> wrote:

> Dear all!
> My name is Paolo, and I'm a professional translator.
> Most of you, don't know me, except *Christopher Demarinis (*
> prorealestatesales@gmail.com)* *if this is really his name!
> *Please keep reading, since this sound to be a really interesting  
> history!*
> Around July I've been contacted through an outsourcing website by a  
> certain
> *Mr Stealth* ( Nice name choice!!)
> Mr Stealth asked me to translate from English into Italian 4 files (I can
> provide all of them if you need it)
> The topic was about W3 Faq, Guidelines, Documentation etc...
> I agree with Mr Stealth a fee of 104$ for the whole project.
> Once finished, he mysteriously disappeared, and since July I'm trying to
> have back my money!!!
> *
> Have a look on the Date of the document attached (the original  
> translation)
> and thereafter in here:
> http://reverse-mortgage-calculator.org/tips.htm
> Everything should be just self-explanatory!
> ----------------------
> I'm not that kind of people who like be stolen money, that's why I kept  
> the
> "task" Mr Stealth open from July till now!!
> ---------------
> Using my IT and logical skills I have been able to find out the real  
> details
> (I suppose !!) of Mr Stealth, a certain *Christopher Demarinis *living
> in*Sister Bay, WI, 54234 US Tel:+1.9204211905
> *
> Once gained these information has not been that difficult to understand
> what's really happened reading this post
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-translators/2010JulSep/0003.html
> I suppose at the beginning* W3* commissioned Christopher some English to
> Italian translation. In the first Instance he used some automatic
> translation tool to save money, but after  *W3 *told him that translation
> was just rubbish he decided to contact me! As a matter of the fact he's  
> been
> a nice person with me all over the duration of the project, but
> unfortunately after I delivered the translation as mentioned before he
> suddenly disappeared!
> --------------------
> I don't really know if I could be paid or not, but at this point for me
> would really be priceless understand how everything went and if my  
> analysis
> is true!
> Otherwise, please just don't consider this email and delete it!!
> I decided to write in English this email to make everything  
> understandable
> for the English Native Speakers, but please if some Italians are reading,
> feel free to reply me in Italian!
> Best Regards
> Paolo Gottardo

Coralie Mercier - Communications Team - Incubator Activity Lead
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