09 Feb 2010
Today is the birthday of MyAnimeShelf Russian version. The translation was planned long ago since the beginning of the project, but only nowadays with the help of usagi_joou we dare to start the Russian subdivision.
If you are reading this text, you are most likely to be an English speaker. So, how does Russian Version affect you? To tell the truth, almost in no way — but I will give you a brief explanation anyways.
Menus and static content
Was completely translated into Russian. You can switch over to Russian version by clicking on a small flag on the top of the screen.
Anime and Figurine Database Content
Will remain English, except for anime and characters description fields. These fields will exist in two variants. To make it possible an additional field was added to corresponding forms.
English language is the main language of the project. It is considered that you write in English by default and it is impossible to hide
- Every blog post and comment now has a dropdown menu where ‘English’ is selected by default, but it can be changed into ‘Russian’.
- In your profile you can make Russian language a default one.
- In your profile you can select to hide all content marked as Russian. We understand that strange Cyrillic symbols might be very annoying if you do not speak Russian. So truly, you are welcome to hide it.
I hope no one will see any threat or discrimination here. The sole purpose of the innovation is for all of us to live happily side by side on MyAnimeShelf. As to translating, Russian language was chosen simply because we already have a small Russian community. If we have a… for example, a South African community, we’ll find someone to translate the site into Zulu %)
I’m also happy to officially welcome usagi_joou to MyAnimeShelf Team.
In spite of being a team member from now on, usagi_joou will maintain all her Shelf Points and a right to participate in events (at least for now). Vallefor and me gonna do without prizes :(