Using other language forums
(ie. French, Italian and Spanish).
Why use the other forums?
Firstly to chat with fellow guitarists in other countries, but secondly to see and listen to pdfs, videos and mp3s that are not on the English forum. Note that you can use the other forums to some extent even if you don't speak the language.
The main pdf score collection (as provided by Jean-François Delcamp) is available on every forum. To access it you only need to post enough messages on any forum and apply for the relevant group, ie:
2 messages approved by moderators for levels 1-3,
20 messages (and join group 020) for levels 4-12.
So English speakers can do all this on the English forum. The main collection is the same on every forum.
However, the scores, mp3s and videos submitted by members are different on all the different language forums,
To access these you first need to post at least 2 messages on the relevant forum
(and wait for them to be approved by moderators). You do not need to post the messages in French or Italian etc
, because those forums have miniforums too, including one for English speakers. (Note that for English speakers to use the French forum, for example, you use the English miniforum on the French forum, and NOT the French miniforum on the English forum! The latter is for French speakers who want to use the English forum).
How to use the other forums?
To register for the first time on a forum:
Click on the relevant link ("French forum", etc.) from the three at the top left of any forum page.
When that forum comes up, look at the two links at the top right of its page. Click on the first link to go to the registration page.
Then open the drop-down menu at the top right of the next page and choose "British English" (or whichever language you prefer). The page will automatically refresh in the chosen language.
Accept the conditions, and fill in the registration form (using the same username and password as on the English forum). You will receive an email confirming your registration, and can now log in.
To log in to a forum
(after you have registered and been accepted):
Starting from the index page of the English forum, click on the relevant link ("French forum", etc.) next to the language flag of the desired forum at the top of the page. The index page of that forum will appear. Notice the two icons at the top right, like those on the English page. On the right is the familiar login icon. Click on the word to its right. The login form comes up in the foreign language, but all you need to do is to enter your username and password in the first 2 boxes as usual and click on the button below. Once you've logged in, your language preferences come into effect and page controls will be in English, assuming you chose that when you registered or subsequently.
To change your language preferences
If you are already registered on that forum but don't already have English as your chosen language, this is how you can change it:
Log in to that forum.
Click on your username at the top right.
From the drop-down menu, choose the top option to go to your User Control Panel.
Then click on the third tab along the top for your Board Preferences (Préférences du forum / Preferenze / Preferencias de Foros)
Look for the drop-down menu for the language, set it to British English, and click on the Submit button (Envoyer / Invia / Enviar)
English should then be your default language on that forum whenever you are logged in.
To use the English miniforum:
On the index page of the foreign language forum, look about half way down the page for a forum called "International". Click on the word "English" in the list of its subforums to go to the English miniforum, where you can post messages in English. You will probably see some familiar names there, and there are moderators there who will help if you have any questions. Your first 2 messages will not appear until approved by a moderator, which can take up to 24 hours, but from then on your posts will appear straight away, and you'll have access to all member's scores and recordings on the forum.
Accessing mp3s etc.
When you have been accepted, you will find the pdfs, videos and mp3s in the relevant forums, easily identified on the main page by the same icons as on the English forum. If you wish to express appreciation for any file that you download and do not know the language, you can either use Google translate or make use of appropriate smilies.
Google translate is found at http://www.google.co.uk/language_tools?hl=en
Type (or copy and paste) the relevant text into the large text box, choose your language to-and-from options from the drop-down list below it, and click on translate. Note that the accuracy of the translation is variable, often quite good, but sometimes a bit strange or even occasionally incomprehensible!
Remember that to keep your account you need to post at least 1 message per month of membership on each forum you want to use.
Messages in the English miniforums will count towards this (as well as elsewhere on the relevant forum).
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