January 24, 2010

Updates to the French dictionary and translation examples search

The site's French dictionary has been updated today. As usual, the update includes various corrections and expansions to entries, plus various new words. Many of the corrections have been made on the basis of users' feedback, and you are reminded that feedback on individual entries is always available via the feedback link that appears next to each one.

Users of the dictionary may also wish to know about an update to the translation examples search engine that was made earlier this week. You may now search for complete phrases as well as individual words. The phrase search is still a little primitive in that only exact matches will be found. However, it is hoped that this new feature will still be useful in getting ideas on how to translate a particular phrase or combination of words, and is expected to be improved in the future. It is still recommended that, when searching, you enter the word or phrase in question without accents.

January 5, 2010

French language discussion forum reinstated

The French language discussion forum has been re-instated today after being temporarily disabled yesterday. The forum was disabled following various spam posts that were posted on this forum plus other forums by a bogus pharmaceuticals company. The situation is being monitored and I apologise to users for the inconvenience.

Users are reminded to be vigilent when using this and other forums. The French Linguistics site does not condone unauthorised spam and advertising. Although parts of the site are funded through advertising in order to offer a free service to users, only well-known, reputable advertising services are used, and advertisements are always placed in designated parts of the site. No legitimate advertising material will ever be placed inside forum postings. Should any other spam and advertising posts slip through the net, you are urged not to click on any links or pictures inside forum postings that appear to be advertising material.