As far as I see Quack Overflow duck is only available for English-spoken sites. Are there any plans to enable it for localized sites?


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Afraid not. Building this already required a huge investment in Duck-to-English translation work; attempting to find Duck-to-Spanish or Duck-to-Russian translators on short notice simply wasn't feasible for the scheduled launch date.

However, if you happen to know folks skilled in Ducking, don't hesitate to alert them to the need.

  • I'm skilled in Ducking. Apr 1, 2018 at 1:21
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    @SonicWizard: Quack quack. Quack? Quack quack quack quack. Apr 1, 2018 at 1:57
  • @JonEricson April fools! Apr 1, 2018 at 2:02
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    @SonicWizard: i.sstatic.net/gSx3U.png Apr 1, 2018 at 2:06
  • We need a new language QUIMPLE (Quack-Understanding InterMediate People-LanguagE) that, while not useful on its own, is easy to translate Duck to with minimal loss of meaning, and also possible to translate to various natural human languages with minimal loss of meaning. Then it would only be necessary to translate from QUIMPLE to English, Spanish, Russian, etc. This would carry the further benefits that (a) the duck's overly complex ideas could be simplified by subjecting the generated QUIMPLE to optimization passes and (b) other duck-type languages like Goose could be supported more easily. Apr 1, 2018 at 3:39
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    I mean what’s the problem was to make duck strings translatable, like for hats descriptions on Winter Bash? Apr 1, 2018 at 3:58
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    Probably because the ducks keep getting tangled up in the strings. Apr 1, 2018 at 5:00
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    @alexolut more dev time. April Fools is only one day, compared to over two weeks of Winter Bash. April Fools does not really encourage good behavior, it's just something fun and small. Apr 1, 2018 at 8:03
  • DuckDuckGo :):) Apr 1, 2018 at 17:53
  • @ShadowWizard good behavior for all, fun for English men only? Duck has a few strings only, so they could be translated quickly by community managers. It doesn’t need too much dev time, just to make strings translatable, such behavior already exist for many things on SE network. Apr 1, 2018 at 19:02
  • All our Quacksifex volunteers are duckrolling all sort of quackeries for December 28 (localizing the date too)... Some strings may have quackle losing a swim condition, but we have proposed an alternative here.
    – Mariano
    Apr 1, 2018 at 22:46

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