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Spanish Language Section

Postby Satan on Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:21 pm

Has this ever been considered? We all know there are more and more Los Angelenos who speak Spanish as a first or second tongue and that's not likely to change any time soon. A section with Laker articles and discussion in Spanish could help attract a lot of new members.
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Postby Chicano on Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:16 am

Great idea Satan! I'm shocked I didn't think of it myself, or maybe I did, but was afraid of getting flamed. :man10:
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Postby Black Sheep91 on Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:24 am

I think this has been discussed in the past but they decided against making a Spanish forum. I think...
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Postby Chicano on Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:37 pm

^ but that doesn't seem like an intelligible/wise business decision imo.
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Postby Satan on Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:29 pm

Any CL staff interested?

I think if you picked up a good Spanish writer for the blog section that could help promote it as well.
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Postby BDG on Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:41 pm

We discussed this about a year ago and here were some thoughts:

http://www.clublakers.com/forums/lakers ... ction.html

I'm always willing to give anything a shot if it has the potential to be successful, but let's get some more reaction in this thread.

It's no offense to those who want it, but I just want to make sure it's popular enough to hold its own before we start consider it.

Another thing to consider is that it might be difficult to have staff moderate such a section. We probably would need a couple Spanish-speaking people to police that forum.
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Postby Satan on Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:45 pm

BDG wrote:Another thing to consider is that it might be difficult to have staff moderate such a section. We probably would need a couple Spanish-speaking people to police that forum.


That's what I saw as the largest current obstacle, you wouldn't want to appoint a poor writer but without Spanish skills it would be impossible to judge.

I don't know that we would get a ton of response in this thread as everyone here is probably happier with English, I thought a Spanish section would be good for continued expansion and bringing in those who aren't as fluent in English.

Anyone know if there are any decent Spanish Laker forums?
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Postby BDG on Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:47 pm

I'll cut to the chase a bit more here -- if you can show me we would gain more members/traffic by adding such a forum, I'd definitely take a hard look into it. :bow:
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Postby Satan on Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:15 pm

Lol, I have no idea how I would do that BDG. Nor do I think I want to spend the time or energy for something I would never use.

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Postby BDG on Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:30 pm

^ :man10:

All I'm saying is that if I see a good number of Spanish speaking people come here that would like a Spanish forum, I'd consider it, but right now it seems to be only a few members. :man1:
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Postby 2Pacalypse on Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:44 pm

Instead of a Spanish forum... why don't we have a foreign language forum? We do have a lot of members from all over the world. I know we have a lot of fans that speak Tagalog on this forum.
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Postby Satan on Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:48 pm

I just suggested Spanish since L.A. is going to have more and more native Spanish speakers as time goes by. I would guess they would have the largest Laker interested community. Every language that admin tries to add means adding staff that can fluently read and write that language in order to moderate and create original content. Are there that many Phillipinos (or other ethnicities) that don't speak English as their primary language but still love the Lakers enough to frequent a forum?
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Postby nicehair911 on Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:07 pm

The point is that it would attract NEW members. There's alot of Spanish speaking Laker fans, I know that. There's gotta be. We can give em a place to talk alot of new members would come over to talk LAkers in spanish, it's not about having a little hangout for spanish speaking existing members, what Satan is trying to say is that we can have even more members, more success, and even more great opinions if we have a spanish board it would bring in the guys who love Lakers but perhaps have spotty english or feel uncomfortable when people read their english. Worst thing that happens is we do it for a month and no one comes. Which I highly doubt. It's not something you prove, but I know there's a good chance it'll be succesful I mean they announce LAkers in Spanish, they have fiesta Lakers, and I see Lakers stuff all the time on the spanish chanels when I'm channel surfing.

I don't really see how this can hurt at all. We got alot of spanish speaking vets that can moderate the forum. Heck I wouldn't mind modding it, I know pretty good amount of spanish myself and wouldn't mind learning some more conversing with Spanish speakers since I post here so much anyway.

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Postby LaLaKeRz4LiFe on Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:14 pm

Nissan wrote:Instead of a Spanish forum... why don't we have a foreign language forum? We do have a lot of members from all over the world. I know we have a lot of fans that speak Tagalog on this forum.
That would be a better idea. :bow:
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Postby Chicano on Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:04 pm

found a pretty good site here with good discussion and decent involvement:

check it out! ours would be way better obviously...
but yeah some potential recruits there...

http://www.zona131.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6114
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Postby SOAD on Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:34 pm

Ahh too bad I got a C for all 4 semesters of Spanish.

How about an Armenian forum eh? :man1: The turks got one, we should too :man9:
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Postby Satan on Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:47 pm

SOAD wrote:Ahh too bad I got a C for all 4 semesters of Spanish.

How about an Armenian forum eh? :man1: The turks got one, we should too :man9:


I got an F in Spanish 1 three times. :mhihi:

I also can't read or write in Armenian. I have trouble making out Armenian words spelled out in English even. :mhihi:
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Postby SOAD on Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:51 pm

Satan wrote:
SOAD wrote:Ahh too bad I got a C for all 4 semesters of Spanish.

How about an Armenian forum eh? :man1: The turks got one, we should too :man9:


I got an F in Spanish 1 three times. :mhihi:

I also can't read or write in Armenian. I have trouble making out Armenian words spelled out in English even. :mhihi:


Yeah same here, oh well was just playing with the idea :man10:
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