January 15th, 2010

Palms by echoe69
  • heidi8

Translation Help & A Reminder About Bidding

Questions about the auction process have come in from people who speak English as a second or third language - and it would be terrific to have the FAQ available to them in their own language.

If you are able to translate the FAQ in the righthand column (as well as the User Info page) into any additional languages, that would be terrific. Just put the translation itself in a comment to this post, with the language in the subject, and we'll organize a Master List of them overnight.

Whatever we can collectively do would be terrific. And if translations are added later I can update the Master List, too.

Also, remember that to bid, you need to reply to the Offering itself, or your bid will end up lost. Double-check your bids to make sure you didn't inadvertently reply to the main post instead of to an actual offer.

The FAQ Translated:
Standard Auction in German
Lightning Round in German

FAQ in French

Standard Round in Dutch
Lightning Round in Dutch

FAQ in Polish

FAQ in Japanese

Info and FAQ in Russian

FAQ in Spanish

FAQ in Welsh

FAQ in Filipino (Tagalog)

FAQ in Italian

FAQ in Catalan

FAQ in Hungarian

FAQ in Portuguese

Lightning Round in Portuguese

FAQ in Greek

Lightning Round in Greek

FAQ in Norwegian

In Mandarin Chinese

In Indonesian
  • heidi8

Mid-Day Update

Many thanks to southern_heaven and exoticrooftile for calculating the totals to date in the Lightning Round - as of about three hours ago, about $2500 had already been donated, which is amazing. Thanks to everyone participating!

ETA At just after midnight on January 16, we crossed the three thousand dollar mark! Amazing work!

Also, you can now find us on Twitter at Help_Haiti_LJ, so please follow us and RT when you think we're interesting or useful.

We are still open for new Offerings and, of course, for bids! And the list of charities towards the bottom of the page is still growing, but it makes sense to check out groups with a monitoring agency or group, like GuideStar in the US.

Thanks again, all! You're all awesome!

Two things I wanted to clear up since there's been some confusion:

1. You can offer more than one thing at a time. You can offer things in the Lightning Round and in one or more of the Offering Posts.
2. You can bid on more than one thing at a time, too. The only limit on your bidding is your own pocketbook.