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Season's Greetings, New Languages & Goodbye Meebo

Happy Holidays, chess-lovers! We hope that 2012 is going out on a high note for you and your loved ones! We're certainly looking forward to great new things in 2013!

In the meantime, there are a couple of news items we wanted to share with you. Let's start with the "bad news"!

 

So long, Meebo…

Earlier this year, Meebo was acquired by Google, who quickly discontinued most of Meebo's products and services. The Meebo bar has so far survived, but will shortly be altered to become a kind of adjunct utility for Google Plus users.

With these changes, it's of far less value to us and our users, so we will be removing the bar very shortly.

 

Hello, new languages!

Now for the good news! It's been a long road, both for us and for the dozens and dozens of volunteer translators who have been helping us translate the site - but we are now very close to going live with the first wave of supported languages!

What this means is that regular users (i.e. non-translators) will be able to view the site in their language of choice!

Want to help us get there faster, in your preferred language?

 

Check out our Translator's page by clicking here!

 

The tools are easy to use, and we're making them better all the time! It's easy to translate in context, while you're using the site normally - or you can look at a special page highlighting phrases that still need work.

(By the way, you can always find links in the footer to become a translator or simply to change your default language.)

Don't be the last to know! Track this blog!

Comments


  • 15 months ago

    Disgruntled_Sheep

    Meebo is gone? Oh so it is!! I only used it once, it was good for that one time. Apart from that it was pretty annoying getting notified everytime someone on my friends list logged in/out.

  • 15 months ago

    DrSpudnik

    Is there any big difference we should be noticing now???

  • 15 months ago

    RookedOnChess

    really upset we don't have the Instant Message feature now :(

  • 16 months ago

    Conflagration_Planet

    Never, I hope.

  • 16 months ago

    InfiniteFlash

    when is a substitute for meebo coming in?

  • 16 months ago

    suzettemy

    I loved Meebo.

  • 16 months ago

    unohoo

    Nice to see you are doing these urgent things but after more than a year without a live tourney sheet it's not impressive.

  • 16 months ago

    defajo

    bye meebo :( i'll miss ya lolz. many good times :p. bye though. hated it when i lost meebo messenger.. :p

  • 16 months ago

    dzindzifan

    Meeboo - Mebroke what a POS and spawn of Satan! Die Meebo Die!

  • 16 months ago

    sajay

    finally google had to interfere!!! thank God..... thank Google....

  • 16 months ago

    NimzoRoy

    As far as meebo goes GOODBYE to BAD RUBBISH! 

    I guess this is one of the few times you'll make many members happy by removing something instead of adding something to site!

  • 16 months ago

    DrFrank124c

    At least you listened to one of my suggestions, you got rid of Meebo. But so far you haven't taken my other suggestion, to make Pig Latin one of your languages. I have noticed that some of your email writers are writing in Pig English.

  • 16 months ago

    kiwi

    Bye Meebo :)

  • 16 months ago

    lordcratos

    Freedom in the way we see it, yes. The Klingon SOUL can never be restricted!

  • 16 months ago

    RedSoxpawn

    I hope they have better movies..

  • 16 months ago

    DrSpudnik

    Freedom is an illusion, lordcratos. 

    I hope they have better emoticons.

  • 16 months ago

    lordcratos

    I truly don't want to see anyone here suffer. Heghtay to all!!

  • 16 months ago

    RedSoxpawn

  • 16 months ago

    Conflagration_Planet

    You mean no mercy.

  • 16 months ago

    lordcratos

    FOLLOW ME TO FREEDOM!!!

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