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-FranĂ§ois 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 (and group 002) for levels 1-3,
20 messages (and group 020) for levels 4-6,
40 messages (and group 040) for levels 7-9,
60 messages (and group 060) for levels 10-12.
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 need to be in the 002 group on the relevant forum
. That means that you have to post at least 2 messages on that forum in order to qualify for 002 group membership there. 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:
The easiest way is to use the following links which take you straight to the registration process on the desired forum with English already selected as your input language: French: http://www.guitareclassiquedelcamp.com/ucp.php?mode=regi ... ge_lang=enItalian: http://www.chitarraclassicadelcamp.com/ucp.php?mode=regi ... ge_lang=enSpanish: http://www.guitarraclasicadelcamp.com/ucp.php?mode= ... ge_lang=en
Click on the link you want, accept the conditions, fill in the registration form (using the same username and password as on the English forum), and wait a few days for an email to confirm registration.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 row of 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. Don't forget to adjust your profile preferences (if you want to) via the User Control Panel on your first visit. Once you've logged in, your language preferences come into effect and page controls will be in English.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. After your first 2 messages in that miniforum, you will automatically be accepted into the 002 usergroup there.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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