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Cursed and laid to rest. Translation jetlag.

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<a href="/ar/translator/andrew-parfen" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1328416">Andrew Parfen</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 19.02.2017
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Hi, this problem has been already touched in this thread, and the solution seemed to be found. I mean translations which were saved as drafts first, when published were not noticed in the Site activity window, moreover they weren't on the top of the list of just-made translations, 'cause the date and time of their piblication was the date and time when the draft was saved for the first time, and it was some period of time ago . The solution was easy: when you finish your translation draft, you just copy the text, open a New translation page, paste the text and publish, that's it.

Today I run in a case when I had to make a choice between publishing my translation from the draft window or opening a New translation window and copying there my text made earlier.

The problem is, while I was making my translation (and it was a three days period), the request I was fulfilling had gone. I could no more open that request, fill in the fields and publish my translation so it would have newest date and time. The irony is that the request have been hanging on LT for almost 2 years, and now that I started to fulfill it, it's gone! Teeth smile The only place where I could still see it was a request was in my draft translation page.

So I've chosen to publish my translation from the draft page, the only way I could publish it as completing the request. But the date and time of this translation was saved as three days ago, it's when I just started to translate the song. So the translation didn't show up in the top of the translations list, and there was not a blink of it in the Site activity window. Moreover, it can't be found now in the list of new translations even if you aply search by languges, the artist name and even the song's name.

So the translation just got buried for good. The only ways one can find it is on the page of the song itself, or in the translations list on my account page, and, thanks God, on the page of the completed translation requests of the request submitter.

So... maybe the time of publishing a translation should be the time when the traslation was finally published, rather than the time when a translation draft was saved for the first time? What do you think guys?

The translation in question is this:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/пропади-ты-пропадом-милый-propadi-ty-prop...

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<a href="/ar/translator/andrew-parfen" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1328416">Andrew Parfen</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 19.02.2017

The song finally appeared in the translations list, but it took more than 20 hours I suppose...

lt
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<a href="/ar/translator/lt" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1">lt</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 27.05.2008

When you publish a draft, its date changes to the time of publication. At least it is supposed to work this way. Not sure what happened with your translation, cause we couldn't reproduce this error with our test translations.

We slightly updated our code, please let us know if publication date doesn't change next time.

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<a href="/ar/translator/andrew-parfen" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1328416">Andrew Parfen</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 19.02.2017

Thank you very much! I'll try it soon and will let you know how it worked!

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<a href="/ar/translator/andrew-parfen" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1328416">Andrew Parfen</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 19.02.2017

Hi,[@Lt] again!
I've finished one more translation and published it from the draft page. The whole story has repeated. The translation isn't available in the translations list, nor in the Site activity window. I guess it will get available only in 24 hours, and it will be buried under other translations again. That's sad... Could it be fixed somehow finally?

I copied the dates and times before the publication and after.

Before (when it's still in the draft state):
Submitted by Andrew ParfenAndrew Parfen on Wed, 17/04/2019 - 07:35
Last edited by Andrew ParfenAndrew Parfen on Fri, 19/04/2019 - 13:24

After (when it's actually published):
Submitted by Andrew ParfenAndrew Parfen on Wed, 17/04/2019 - 07:35
Added in reply to request by Zarina01Zarina01
Last edited by Andrew ParfenAndrew Parfen on Fri, 19/04/2019 - 13:30

So the time of the publishing is two days ago, it's the time when I just started to translate the song.

The translation in question is this:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/я-твоя-ya-tvoya-im-yours.html

I hope it would help you to see the problem, and thank you for looking into it! Regular smile

EDITED: And I'm afraid, because of all this, the translation request submitter might has not even got the notification about his request being fulfilled. Sad smile

lt
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<a href="/ar/translator/lt" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1">lt</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 27.05.2008

Andrew, we are sorry for this inconvenience. Just made another attempt to fix this "jetlag" issue.
Thanks for the detailed report!

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<a href="/ar/translator/andrew-parfen" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1328416">Andrew Parfen</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 19.02.2017

It's OK with me, no worries! There is always another way to avoid this, I just thought the site could be a bit better if that thing fixed. Thank you for your efforts, Lt! Regular smile I'll try it again in a few days, when I'm done with another translation. Regular smile

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<a href="/ar/translator/andrew-parfen" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1328416">Andrew Parfen</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 19.02.2017

Hi,[@Lt] again!
I've just published another translation right from the draft translation page. What I can say, now the script worked much better: the publication date and time was the actual time when I clicked the publish button, and the translation is present on the top of the new translations list now, but... it still wasn't shown in the "site activity" window. Though, when I was publishing other translation not from the draft page a few days ago, it showed up in the "site activity" window at once.

Here is some data on my last publication.
Time when I started the draft translation:
Submitted by Andrew ParfenAndrew Parfen on Wed, 01/05/2019 - 09:58

Time when I actually published the translation from the draft page:
Submitted by Andrew ParfenAndrew Parfen on Wed, 01/05/2019 - 12:13

The translation itself:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/chiorny-voron-drug-ty-moy-zalietny-%D1%87...

Lt, I'm sorry if I'd been sort of annoying, being focused on that "jetlag" issue. Now I see the results are quite good and I want to thank you for that. Though, if the "site activity" issue could be fixed too, it would be even much better, but only if you think it's worth spending time on it. Regular smile

So, thank you again, Lt!
And have a nice day! Regular smile

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