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Message  Admin le Ven 6 Sep - 16:51

Q: Help ! I don’t understand anything ! What Is the difference between a café in town  and “le café polyglotte sur le net”

A: Nowadays there are more and more polyglot cafes (circles,clubs...) around the world.Here is the => Map  Anyway, a Spanish polyglot can’t communicate with an Italian one. “le café polyglotte sur le net” is a friendly forum where enthusiasts from all age groups and backgrounds discuss and share their cultures and view-points.


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Message  Admin le Ven 6 Sep - 16:56

Yes, I agree to register but I don’t know what to say ?
You can write about anything : Your hobby, your country traditions, a good book, a cooking recipe, a piece of news. To improve the language you are learning it is very important to write in this forum without hurting anyone with political or religious topics. The easiest ones are : A thought for the day, jokes in different languages,discussions about  Original Version films. You can also provide answers to the different posts, even the old ones. Anyway, you can write about anything you like and the list is far from being exhaustive.
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Message  Admin le Ven 6 Sep - 16:58

Q: Here are the ABCs of the forum

A:

The forum made simple


café polyglotte sur le net: www.cafe-polyglotte.com



To find it You can  type “café polyglotte sur le net” on the search engine of your choice

Forum Presentation. The visitors can read everything but if they want to write something, they have to register.


To register, click “s’enregistrer” situated under the blue banner. You will obtain a user name and a password.

To join and write something Click “connexion” and enter your user name and your password. With the scroll bar on the right you can visit all the forum lounges:  member presentation, multilingual lounges, polyglot chats, “cafés polyglottes” network news, technique and indexes with the interesting subjects. Once you have chosen a subject, go at the end with the scroll bar and find “Nouveau”and “Répondre”

Nouveau(Button): click “Nouveau” to start a conversation, write and click “Envoyer”

Répondre(Button): Choose a subject of interest on the forum and click “Repondre” to give your view point about the post and then “Envoyer” (The former message won’t be reproduced)

Editer(button): It is useful to correct your mistakes or change what you have written (click “envoyer” after modifying your text)

Citer(Button) : Very useful when you want to answer a message which is no longer the last one (People have already given different responses) because the text will be reproduced. Just remove the parts of the text you don’t need.

The tool bar: At the top of your text is an icon tool-bar.  They will help you improve your text with videos, pictures etc. You can also write it with bold, italics or underlined characters etc. See FAQ I don’t speak French under the blue banner.

The icon "citer" represented by a bubble of comic strip is very useful if you want to share a sentence from an article you have read on the Internet with a view to provoking discussion. It is necessary to proceed as follows:


  • Paste the article URL link then "envoyer"
  • Open your link and highlight the sentence of the article found on the Internet (button Ctrlc to copy) click "editer" to modify your post
  • click the icon "citer" on the icon tool-bar at the top of your text (bubble of comic strip)

Appear 2 squares: the first one with (optional) author. It is necessary to think of indicating it when it is possible and the second one with “insérer”. Please click “insérer”. Paste your message (Ctrlv to paste) Finish your message and then click “envoyer”


  • With the icon “citer” you can also quote what the other members have written


FAQ ([url=javascript(0)]I don't speak French ....[/url]) under the blue banner allows you to find the technical explanations you need to insert photos, videos, and signature (You need to ask for correction in your signature if you want to be corrected)

Important it is wise to write a rough draft with word processing first and not directly on the forum (highlights it, copy it and then paste it on the forum.
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Message  Admin le Ven 6 Sep - 17:00

Q: Are Nouveau (New), Repondre(Reply), Citer(Quote), Editer(edit) buttons important when you write Something?


A: The "Nouveau"  button (New) is used to start a new topic for discussion. When you have chosen the right room, You click on "New" button at the top and at the bottom of the page.

-The "Repondre" button(Reply) is used to add a message already written on the forum and answer to the other membres after reaching the desired topic. There is a button "Answer" just at the top and at the bottom of the page.-The "Quote" button is used to participate in an existing topic and and answer to one of the members you want to see the text.

There is a button "Citer"(quote)at the top of each post. You must click on the button "Quote" of the post you want to reproduce the text. The answer will be at the end of the discussion. It is useless (less readable) to reproduce the entire post. The "Quote" button will be used to respond to a post which is no longer the last of the discussion or to comment on a portion of the last post. What you want is to have the post in front of you without using the "scroller".
suppose you click on"reply" button, the screen has a blank area where the text will be entered. At the top of your text is a " title" box and an icon tool-bar. On the right hand side of the box, several series of smilies• below the smileys technical parameters. At the  the 'Preview' and 'Send' buttons.
Then you write your text, read it again and click on the "send"button.

It is possible to correct your mistakes with the "Editer" button (Edit) is explained in FAQ right after this)
It is also possible to improve your text (In bold, italics etc.)
Above the text, there is a"message title" box and an icon-tool bar. On the right hand side there are several series of smileys and below the smileys, technical parmeters. You also find there "preview" and "send" buttons. In the "reply" zone, it is not compulsory to write a new title. If you don't write a new one, the title of the discussion will be retained. When your mouse cursor is on one of the icons, "cite" for instance, a bubble indicates what the icon stands for. For instance "cite" with its technical format(/quote)=> the "cite" fonction corresponds to the "cite"keyword.
You will note that quote is in brackets and not within brace brackets (otherwise  the programme would have thought i wanted to use the fonction instead of just giving explanations). It is called a beacon and in our example a quote beacon.  There is also  a /quote indicating the closure of the quote beacon
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Re: practical guide in English

Message  Admin le Ven 6 Sep - 17:03

Q: Can we modify our posts ?

A: If you want to correct mistakes or add a photo or a video you can do it and click on the "Edit" button on the right hand side of your message. It is very useful when the modified post is no longer the last of the discussion as you can see below.
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Message  Admin le Ven 6 Sep - 17:05

Q: Do you want to insert a photo with your post ?

A: The photo shouldn't be too heavy(The heavier, the longer to  upload)     






  • Click "Héberger une image
  • click"choisir des images"
  • Sélect the picture or the photo
  • click"ouvrir"
  • click "Tout envoyer"
  • make sure the photo has the size you want
  • click the icon of the line in the middle with a URL link
  • click "Envoyer"
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Message  MurielB le Sam 7 Sep - 14:26

Q Do you want to insert a video youTube or Dailymotion  with your post ?

click "you tube" (Toolbar at the top) then paste the link, then click "insérer"then click "Envoyer"


click "Daily motion"(Tool bar at the top) then paste the link then click "Insérer" then click "envoyer"

 Example with a you tube link :

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