The Terran Embassy at H2G2

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Welcome to the Terran Embassy!


The advent of linguistic Moderation has come into conflict with the stated purpose of this facility, which was created to promote, assist in, and facilitate multilingualism on the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

While that purpose has been (hopefully temporarily) interrupted, the Embassy hopes to continue doing its best to move toward the realization of its goals. If you have questions, comments or suggestions, or wish to help in our endeavours, please post to the forum for this entry.

It was previously suggested that bilingual Researchers might help the Moderators in their translation efforts in order to allow non-English content to be more quickly accepted and returned to the Guide. However, this idea has been vetoed as, understandably, the BBC is liable for any content passed into its pages, including content accepted by non-employees.

A second suggestion is that since the Guide currently (temporarily) disallows non-English-language Entries and posts, the multi-lingual researchers might put their linguistic ability to use translating non-English content into English in order that this content is not completely lost to the Guide.

Again, if you would like to help with the project, or offer suggestions, questions or comments, please post to the forum.

Thank you,

The Terran Embassy

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