TechTools goes Global

If you spend any time in the forums, it becomes quickly apparent that we have a very international group of djs hanging around these parts. A glance at the Google analytics global imaging (above) reveals that we are all over the place! The top countries are US, Uk, Germany, Canada and Australia but we have visitors from just about every single country in the world including Kenya, Haiti, Saudi Arabia, and even Iceland!

So this brings me to my point. Obviously my writing skills are limited to the English language but many of you are in non-english countries. Would you like to share your knowledge and experience of digital djing with others in your native language? Dj TT is working on a system that will help you do just that. It will allow you to start your own site but benefit from the tools, experience and reputation we have already built. While we cant provide much more info than that at this time- If your interested, shoot us a line and we will add you to the beta list when the system is ready to go.

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  • tekki

    <blockquote cite="#comment-7403"><blockquote cite="#comment-7398">

    The only bad thing I could think of, is that great ideas get blocked on a local level, while if it was posted on global level, you might actually have a great hearing.

    not if the local levels are connected to the global and each other in a unique way- then the really good ideas get heard by everyone!

    Local languages will be local language only… not english. So that's barrier 1.

    I have been a technical webmaster for a website that supported engineers in Europe, Africa and Middle East, among some comps in Australia, India, South America and Canada.

    Among some of the problems, were local responsibilities and the personal awareness of importance of information and also the responsibility to validate if local information was important enough for global level.

    So the community remained english only, with some translations in place on the enduser pages. Not on the technical pages. 😉

  • Frederic

    I can help with French..

  • Double E

    hi ean, im from Uruguay, being djing in the region for more than 15 years. as nan i would like to help in the SPANISH department

  • meisterPetz

    …in a unique way…

    @DJ TT: Can you tell some details about the system you're setting up? I don't know about your numbers, but I've got some infrastructure as well as knowledge I'd like to offer…

    Cheers

  • Dj TT

    <blockquote cite="#comment-7398">

    The only bad thing I could think of, is that great ideas get blocked on a local level, while if it was posted on global level, you might actually have a great hearing.

    not if the local levels are connected to the global and each other in a unique way- then the really good ideas get heard by everyone!

  • tekki

    <blockquote cite="#comment-7378">Giving people on the site a place to represent their local community is a great idea. A hook-up point for the German users, another area for the Aussie users, one for the Brazilian users. And as each community generates new ideas, they can bubble up their ideas to the main board. Now _there's_ a vision.

    True that, but why keep forgetting about the dutchies? 😉

    Nah, just pulling your leg!

    The only bad thing I could think of, is that great ideas get blocked on a local level, while if it was posted on global level, you might actually have a great hearing.

  • nan

    I?m up for the job in spanish… I just posted, but I cant see my post… so I hope nobody minds if I post again… I?m just a little excited about this… allright.

  • nan

    I?m from Mexico, but live in Barcelona… I would love to be envolved in this in the Spanish department!!!… This blog is great, and has been absolutely helpful for me… First timer on tractor, so I?m up for the job 100% if you give me in… Cheers!!!

  • Fatlimey

    Giving people on the site a place to represent their local community is a great idea. A hook-up point for the German users, another area for the Aussie users, one for the Brazilian users. And as each community generates new ideas, they can bubble up their ideas to the main board. Now _there's_ a vision.

  • BentoSan

    I was not really thinking of it like that, but now you mention Ean that is an awesome idea, breaking language barriers is great but this is even better.

  • meisterPetz

    I understand and agree with your hesitation but just to clarify, we are not talking about making this particular site multi-language. Rather, giving people the tools to make their own little DJTT that can be in english or any other language. These sites would all be connected but would have their own sovereignty and allow for the personal connections mentioned above.

    Very interesting idea. A lot of ideas come up when I think about it 🙂

    If you need help setting up a german version (Munich), I can help. Through my job I've gained some experience with web technologies, so let me know, if there's something I can do.

    Thanks from me as well for this great site!

    Cheers

  • meisterPetz

    I understand and agree with your hesitation but just to clarify, we are not talking about making this particular site multi-language. Rather, giving people the tools to make their own little DJTT that can be in english or any other language. These sites would all be connected but would have their own sovereignty and allow for the personal connections mentioned above.

    Very interesting idea. A lot of ideas come up when I think about it 🙂

    If you need help setting up a german version (Munich), I can help. Through my job I've gained some experience with web technologies, so let me know, if there's something I can do.

    Thanks from me as well for this great site!

    Cheers

  • Anonymous

    I can help with Russian version of this wonderfull site)))

  • Ean Golden

    I just want to make one point thouse<blockquote cite="#comment-7332">

    <– Perth Aussie here – any other Aussie blog crawlers from these parts? Shoot me a email/msn message if your in Perth – wastoid at gmail d0t com

    This illustrates the real reason for allowing people to create their own sub-communities on a local level. While its cool that we can all chat and bounce ideas off each other across the globe on the internet. Having more localized versions that allow people to connect to each other in personal ways makes our presence that much more meaningful.

    <blockquote cite="#comment-7344">

    My native language is actually Dutch and of course writing in Dutch would make things easier but I wouldn't like people to post stuff in all kinds of languages that I don't understand and still would like to read.

    So I just use firefox with the spelling checker and I make a little effort…

    I understand and agree with your hesitation but just to clarify, we are not talking about making this particular site multi-language. Rather, giving people the tools to make their own little DJTT that can be in english or any other language. These sites would all be connected but would have their own sovereignty and allow for the personal connections mentioned above.

  • Alan D.

    here is the german DJ 😉 u know me though the emails 😉

    use me 😉

    but i think one major site in the most common used language english is totally ok.

  • Guust-Fi

    I actually don't believe it's such a great idea. People who don't have good English writing skills won't make an effort to post stuff in English and people who do have basic knowledge of several languages will find themselves searching for info (on a certain product for example) in each different section.

    Also, I think 99% of the people browsing the internet for DJ stuff and certainly the people who are already visiting this site do know how to write some English.

    My native language is actually Dutch and of course writing in Dutch would make things easier but I wouldn't like people to post stuff in all kinds of languages that I don't understand and still would like to read.

    So I just use firefox with the spelling checker and I make a little effort…

  • nico

    I'm french, so I can do french 🙂 I guess there is a barrier language for most people, I speak english ok myself (thanks to two american girlfriends, best way to learn the tongue there is people!), but almost all of french people I know do not.

  • Mat

    Sounds like a good idea, I just hope it doesn't take away a lot of momentum from the main site =)

  • Michael

    I would like to help with a greek version!

  • tekki

    Well, I could be looking into a dutch version. 😉

  • BentoSan

    Thats a wonderful idea, being able to break language barriers to help even more people would be great.

    @Chis Combe

    Haha yes an Australian translation would be neat ! DJTT blogs don't have nearly enough cussing, piss taking and general below the belt Australian humor 😉

    We can also do tutorials on how to turn our left over cans of VB into midi controllers! haha

    <– Perth Aussie here – any other Aussie blog crawlers from these parts? Shoot me a email/msn message if your in Perth – wastoid at gmail d0t com

  • Rocky

    Good to hear about the global status. greetings from germany. We once met in San Francisco at the Harlot club a while ago. Sadly that night you couldn’t outburst your controller skills, I guess mainstream crowd regulation by the club owners. Man I wish you all the best for the future with this blog. I love it and my girl friend says that i love my midi controller more then her. I guess thats your fault .)

  • Chris combe

    awesome Idea.. can you do a site in Australian.. 🙂
    nice work helping the community help the community!!