Threaded segment comments on Smartcat is a feature that allows you to have more organized and structured discussions within your translation projects.
Whether you're a project manager looking to enhance Language Quality Assurance (LQA) or streamline query management, threaded comments have got you covered.
In this brief article, we'll walk you through how to make the most of this feature.
How threaded segment comments work
Understand threaded comments better with these six features.
1. Existing comments
Regular segment comments become independent threads, each consisting of one comment.
LQA comments with fragments form their own dedicated threads.
2. Creating threads
You can create top-level comments to initiate discussions.
3. Engaging in threads
Reply to top-level comments to start a focused thread or participate in existing discussions.
4. Managing statuses
Each top-level comment (thread) has a status: no status, open, in progress, or resolved.
Managers and assigned linguists have control over changing the status.
5. Flexibility and visibility
Managers can delete any top-level comment and change its state as needed. Linguists can delete their own comments if they're unthreaded.
You can toggle threads to be visible in all languages or just the original language pair.
6. Notifications that keep you in the loop
Stay connected with email notifications when you or your team members receive replies in comment threads.
Access comments quickly through direct links provided in notifications.
Get started with threaded segment comments
Follow these five steps to get up and running with threaded segment comments.
Log in to Smartcat and open the translation project where you want to use threaded segment comments.
Open the file/project in question.
You can search for the segment in the Smartcat editor or simply add it as you go along.
Click on the segment you want to discuss.
To initiate a new discussion thread, click on the Add Comment button. Write your comment and select the desired status – no status, open, in progress, or resolved.
Reply to comments
To join an existing discussion, click the "Reply" button on a top-level comment. Your reply will start a new thread within that comment.
Managers can delete top-level comments and change their statuses.
Linguists can delete their own unthreaded comments.
Toggle thread visibility to control who can see them.
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