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 From:  Alex Neuman van der Hans <alex at nkpanama dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Ayuda.. Portal Cautivo
 Date:  Sun, 28 May 2006 09:06:26 -0500
David Rando wrote:
> I'm in the list for a couple of weeks so this is just a suggestion, the
> moderators should say what they want us to do.
It's been already mentioned that the moderators don't mind. It's just 
that Eugen would appreciate it if you put your posts in English with a 
translation at the end, not the other way around :-)

I *do* think his format sounds convenient; let me put it this way... If 
you're going to ask a question in a forum where English is the most 
likely language spoken by the person who will hypothetically respond to 
your message, you will probably have a better chance of getting that 
person's attention if:

1. You write a coherent subject line
2. You describe your message in detail, in English (so it's near the top 
of the message)
3. If your English isn't *that* good, post a translation afterwards
4. Follow the usual rules (read faqs/manuals, google around, provide 
logs, follow directions, report success as well as failure)

Some people say that you must learn English if you're going to be in any 
technically-related field. Some people believe, as do I, that English 
(along with proper communication skills in any language) must be learned 
at a level high enough to allow you to write a coherent, intelligible 
document. If you don't, you won't get your point across and, in some 
cases, people won't take you seriously.

That said, English isn't my first language. To all of you reading this 
who haven't dared to post because you think your language skills are too 
poor: remember the fact that many people, English-speakers or not, have 
very poor communication skills. Do whatever you can to perfect your 
skills in your main language, and try to do the same for English. You'll 
find that if you work hard enough you'll get to speak, write and 
communicate more effectively in English than many native speakers.