I got an EVEmail from Agent Raqn Paudeen in which he made an interesting suggestion to help out his fellow bumpers. We have been encountering a number of miners who cannot speak English (or at least pretend not to). We've had our share of experiences with Google Translate, but what if we got some extra help?
Raqn's suggestion is to have certain common phrases get translated into other languages by people who actually speak those languages fluently. From what I've seen, Russian tends to be the most common language for non-English-speaking miners, but others report German being used with some frequency.
If you can translate such phrases into another language, leave a comment with the phrase and its translation. If we get enough genuine translations, perhaps I can make a future post with an abbreviated bumper "guidebook", like those pamphlets they give to tourists so they can ask people where the biblioteca is. Agents could refer to the post and copy-pasta them into local, startling the miners with the power of multiculturalism.
I know what some of you rascals are thinking, but no funny business! Google Translate and other speakers of the language will ensure that we don't get pranked into cursing the poor miners.
I'll offer a couple key phrases for translation, but don't get too inflexible. If you speak a language well, you probably know ways of making the translation seem more "authentic" by spicing it up with non-basic words. With that in mind:
"Hello! Are you at your keyboard, or are you another AFK miner or botter? Please respond within 5 seconds or I assume the worst."
"You have been found guilty of violating the Code. Pay me 10 million isk or risk bump. See www.minerbumping.com for details."
"Your petty insults will gain you nothing. You must comply."
"Your name will be written with a Red Pen if you continue. Make your payment and join the New Order!"