la_plaga wrote:Hi everybody there! My name is Héctor, and I write from Spain. My knowledge about the English language is limited, so I want to say since now that I´m sorry cause of all my mistakes about writing and explaining in my posts. I feel very happy to find so many people who think like me about these things. I´ll read you!
Hello Héctor..... yo querìa risponderte in Espagnol, pero non he nunca estudiado suya lengua.... so i'd better stop before I really make a fool of myself!
Your message reminds me of something I recently posted in the section of this site called “Comment on the Open Letter”:
I feel that this site is maybe oriented too exclusively towards English speakers... we need to spread the word all over the world in order to foster universal humour and understanding and to spread the love of the spaghetti monster for his children, and I don't think that is possible unless we give people a chance to speak and write in their own languages!
I have discovered that if you join up to this site through a complicated registering procedure you can enter a section dedicated to foreign languages... but that doesn’t make sense!
If you speak a foreign language and your English is pretty crap you won’t have the time or energy to find that section and you won’t understand how to go through the registering procedure!
After all it took me at least 20 visits to the site before I even suspected that there was a section in Italian, but when I got there (after the complicated registering procedure!) I found that there were only 3 or 4 Italians who had sent a total about 5 messages over the past 10 months! (and most of these messages were about Italian politics and had nothing to do with Pastafarianism!)
I was so shocked that I set up my own “New Topic” in Italian but the only reply I’ve had so far was from a non native Italian speaker (probably from the US) who gave me some words of support…
Spaghetti is Italian! The Italians are enslaved by the Vatican! We have to set them free and open their eyes to the cosmic beauty of PASTA! But unfortunately most Italians cannot understand the meaningful depths of this site if it’s all in English.
I’ve noticed that there are Germans, Dutch people and Norwegians contributing to these pages, but we all know that they understand English and speak it quite well.
Maybe access to the “hidden” parts of the site you could be made more easy so that also speakers of Italian and other languages can read and contribute. In fact I don’t really agree with the whole idea of an esoteric “inner circle” of “other Pastafarians” with their own private “discussion forums”… shouldn’t Pastafarianism be for everyone?