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TUXs
02.07.2013 , 09:09 AM | #21
Quote: Originally Posted by Raansu View Post
It's completely random. Just every once in awhile I come to the site and it will switch to French for me for some odd reason.
I'm not sure if it's all random or not...I've never done a Google search and I've had this issue- it's always originated from within this site itself.

Last week it happened, but I chalked it up to a very busy forum day. It almost seemed like after so many EN people are online, it switches us to a new FR or DE instance. I believe it has something to do with links (from this site to this site), as that seems to be when I encounter it the most.
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02.07.2013 , 03:28 PM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by SamuraBob_Fl View Post
The issue for me happens when I come to the forums via google search.
yes exactly this, happens to me too

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02.07.2013 , 03:35 PM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by sanchito View Post
yes exactly this, happens to me too
Since mine seems to happen with internal inks in this forum, not from Google, would that have something to do with how links are routed possibly?
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02.07.2013 , 04:35 PM | #24
Quote: Originally Posted by SamuraBob_Fl View Post
Here's one example:

1. Google "swtor lightside appearance"

2. Click on the thread "Any plans for light side appearance changes?"

3. Your page is now in German.
The URL for that link is www.swtor.com/de/community/showthread.php.... the link has the /de in it which is why it loads in German.
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02.07.2013 , 05:19 PM | #25 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Thank you for your reports! We’ve investigated this issue, and it appears to be a rare problem with the way some search engines index our website and forums. If you experience this issue, there are two easy workarounds. As others have stated in the thread, you can use the language toggle buttons at the top of the page, or you can manually edit the URL in your browser to take out the unintended language that’s being displayed (/fr/ or /de/).
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02.08.2013 , 03:51 AM | #26
This isn't the only problem you have with languages, it doesn't only appear after a search. In my case, the page was displayed a minute ago in French. I'm frequently switching between German and English, but I never use French. I'm sure something is wrong with the cookie you are using to identify languages.

In many cases, the page is using mixed language. E.g. text (I don't mean the posts and threads but all the other text blocks) are in English but the controll elements like buttons and links are in French.
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02.08.2013 , 05:31 AM | #27
Quote: Originally Posted by AmberGreen View Post
Thank you for your reports! We’ve investigated this issue, and it appears to be a rare problem with the way some search engines index our website and forums. If you experience this issue, there are two easy workarounds. As others have stated in the thread, you can use the language toggle buttons at the top of the page, or you can manually edit the URL in your browser to take out the unintended language that’s being displayed (/fr/ or /de/).
The en/fr/de buttons often do not work. You can click on them and the site ignores it. The only fix at that point is manually deleting certain cookies.

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Aries_cz
02.08.2013 , 08:16 AM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by Sorenia View Post
The en/fr/de buttons often do not work. You can click on them and the site ignores it. The only fix at that point is manually deleting certain cookies.
Huh, how could the site possibly ignore them? The switch is manually "hardwired" to change URL, there is no script that could be disabled by your browser... or are you talking about the fact the site "forgets" your language after leaving and coming back?
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02.08.2013 , 08:25 AM | #29
Quote: Originally Posted by Aries_cz View Post
Huh, how could the site possibly ignore them? The switch is manually "hardwired" to change URL, there is no script that could be disabled by your browser... or are you talking about the fact the site "forgets" your language after leaving and coming back?
I can't explain it either, but its true. It isn't that we are on the French page per se, the threads are the correct English ones, but the page navigation links/buttons and everything else remain in French.

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Aries_cz
02.08.2013 , 08:37 AM | #30
Yeah, I know what the problem is, it has happened to me few time too, but I usually ignore it.
And of course the forums are going to be in English, as you are still in the English section of the forums (database) just with French/German interface.
Imagine it like a car, you are still sitting in a car, but it can be Prius, Mustang or Citroen. It is still a car, everything where it is supposed to be (4 wheels, steering wheel), it just looks different

However, I was puzzled by what Sorenia meant, as it seems impossible to me that the buttons could be ignored when clicked on, is it is not some Javascript that could be blocked, it is a "hardwired" solution that adds a piece of direct URL to the link. That is not something that is easily ignored from a computer standpoint
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