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Put me down for 1 please.

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theadlee wrote:
Please put me in for one more (three total)
You’re already in for 3 so I didn’t add you again. But I’ll add you if you actually want 4.
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Sorry to be a PITA, but should I being seeing my username on the list? I should be in for 2 at this point.

Thanks.

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BrianK wrote:
Sorry to be a PITA, but should I being seeing my username on the list? I should be in for 2 at this point.

Thanks.

You’re in for 3 based on post 258 dated 8/18/2016 (for 1 lantern) and post 7364 dated 10/5/2019 (for 2 lanterns). Since updates are only posted Sunday evenings you’ll see the last 2 in post #1 and the files linked to in that post sometime tonight.

Where exactly are you looking? I currently see you in post #1 as number 129 and in both of the linked files as number 128. The numbers differ but that is unimportant.

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Please +1 mine for two total

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SIGShooter wrote:
BrianK wrote:
Sorry to be a PITA, but should I being seeing my username on the list? I should be in for 2 at this point.

Thanks.

You’re in for 3 based on post 258 dated 8/18/2016 (for 1 lantern) and post 7364 dated 10/5/2019 (for 2 lanterns). Since updates are only posted Sunday evenings you’ll see the last 2 in post #1 and the files linked to in that post sometime tonight.

Where exactly are you looking? I currently see you in post #1 as number 129 and in both of the linked files as number 128. The numbers differ but that is unimportant.

I was looking at the bottom of the list, #2000 some odd. Let’s leave it at 3, I’m sure my brother will want one.

Edit: Ahhh! I see how to look it up now! Very slick!

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Here are this week’s additions and files linked to in post #1 have been updated. As we are getting close to going live with the buy please verify that your blf user name is correct in the files linked to in post #1. You don’t have to do this if you’ve done it before.

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Also verify that the total number of lanterns you want are correct in the names file since there is the possibility that we will be sending out single use codes rather than a generic code. Obviously this means that you would be receiving separate PM’s for each lantern you expressed an interest in.

2552 brenden23
2553 Kame Sennin
2554 TheNetRanger
2555 funkychateau
2556 wedlpine
2557 wedlpine
2558 Gj
2559 Gj
2560 Gj
2561 Gj
2562 RollerBoySE
2563 TrueNerd
2564 TrueNerd
2565 ada_potato
2566 Perception
2567 jescereal
2568 micknatt
2569 CalDellinger
2570 Cythras
2571 redsuns
2572 NuggetMcNugget
2573 NuggetMcNugget
2574 NuggetMcNugget
2575 That’ll Leave A Mark
2576 LowLander
2577 k13w
2578 Nat.ie
2579 byarnell05
2580 FleshlightJones
2581 pies
2582 3061fps
2583 write2dgray
2584 BrianK
2585 BrianK
2586 Thefire
2587 psmbfuer
2588 CheapThrills
2589 Stryker
2590 Stryker
2591 Stryker
2592 Caver_Rave
2593 amishbill
2594 amishbill
2595 amishbill

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lousybreaker wrote:
Please +1 mine for two total
I added you for another one but you won’t see it reflected in this week’s updates since I had already published them. However you will see it after next Sunday’s updates.
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Please add one more for me for a total of four lanterns. Thanks!

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Rayoui wrote:
Please add one more for me for a total of four lanterns. Thanks!
I added you for another but that gives you 5 and not 4 since you originally requested 4 on post # 5852.
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Please add me for one more, total of 3

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Please put me down for one.

Thanks

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Put me down for one of them puppies!

Thanks!

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Así que pude hacer un progreso razonable en la traducción al francés de las instrucciones de uso de nuestro querido LT1.

laughinginnocent

 

Enough toying around, so while translating I gathered my remarks and questions. As it is becoming quite a list, and to keep the project crowd-written I'm sharing all that mid-translation to keep it humanly manageable. They follow the order of the manual and are all candidly made, I did not reread the last X pages of the topic where some point might have already been discussed:

 

  • Why no reference to the forum, like a "crowd-designed lantern" mention put near the title, along the first reference to the great Anduril?
  • The order in the battery brands suggestions does not look like random. I'd suggest to use alphabetical order to avoid the creation of the feeling of subjective inclinations.
  • We write to use 5V USB sources in the safety precautions paragraphs, but later we say the user can go up to 15V sources. That feel inconsistent.
  • Should the diffuser be described more as "textured" rather than "opaque"?
  • I saw so far no words about protected or unprotected battery compatibility?
  • There are multiple references to the button-top batteries, do we really need to repeat it each time?
  • To ease the natural ordering of the "Quick Start" part, I'd propose to numbered the main steps. Step 1, step 2, etc
  • Does anyone knows a great french translation for "electronic side switch"? I'm rather short on that one, all I that I can think of does not seem to "click".
  • For disambiguation, I'd suggest to use "battery charger" instead of just "charger" (that might be mixed with USB charger).
  • "70% max on ext. source" part is confusing. How the user is supposed to control/even know this figure? Shouldn't the LT1 automatically lower/control its output regarding the energy source?
  • Some instructions are repeated. Like maximal dimensions of batteries (first paragraph, and again in specifications). General rule : are repetitions voluntarily made or can be "smartly" controlled?
  • Is the default mode stepped or smooth? Various paragraphs states one thind and the opposite, notably specifications and UI.
  • What does mean " double-click (green double lines)" ?
  • Some things looks not perfectly ordered. For instance, in UI texts we speak about levels (as in level 150) before introducing what levels are and what does they represent.
  • Acceleration command to leave "MOMENTARY" mode is achieved while HOLDING or with multiple CLICS ?
  • Why not "for simplifying the UI for users who want a simpler experience."=> for simplifying the UI for users who wants an easier experience." or something the like?
  • I'd propose that MUGGLE have an added explanation stating that it also intent to securise the usage of the LT1.
  • Blinkies : are there really two different way to access them from the same OFF state? If yes, this might be confusing (  "do either a 3 clicks (3C)  from OFF or a 2 clicks and, hold” (3H) from OFF")
  • "3.1 volts or lower" => why not directly state "lower than 3.2" ?
  • Correction Click three times, but hold the third click until the strobe mode stars.=> Click three times, but hold the third click until the strobe mode starts.
  • Funny, I was today old when I realised that english-speakers are litteraly also using FAQ (foire aux questions / frequently asked questions). That fact has been hanging out in plain sight for my whole web life.
  • DBSAR is credited for "design" and "contributing design info". Isn't stating the first already including the second?
  • And are you generally using "design" as in aesthetics, conception or intending both meanings?

That's all for now folks !

Rise and Shine my precious...

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fneuf wrote:

Así que pude hacer un progreso razonable en la traducción al francés de las instrucciones de uso de nuestro querido LT1.


laughinginnocent


 


Enough toying around, so while translating I gathered my remarks and questions. As it is becoming quite a list, and to keep the project crowd-written I’m sharing all that mid-translation to keep it humanly manageable. They follow the order of the manual and are all candidly made, I did not reread the last X pages of the topic where some point might have already been discussed:


 

  • Why no reference to the forum, like a “crowd-designed lantern” mention put near the title, along the first reference to the great Anduril?
  • The order in the battery brands suggestions does not look like random. I’d suggest to use alphabetical order to avoid the creation of the feeling of subjective inclinations.
  • We write to use 5V USB sources in the safety precautions paragraphs, but later we say the user can go up to 15V sources. That feel inconsistent.
  • Should the diffuser be described more as “textured” rather than “opaque”?
  • I saw so far no words about protected or unprotected battery compatibility?
  • There are multiple references to the button-top batteries, do we really need to repeat it each time?
  • To ease the natural ordering of the “Quick Start” part, I’d propose to numbered the main steps. Step 1, step 2, etc
  • Does anyone knows a great french translation for “electronic side switch”? I’m rather short on that one, all I that I can think of does not seem to “click”.
  • For disambiguation, I’d suggest to use “battery charger” instead of just “charger” (that might be mixed with USB charger).
  • “70% max on ext. source” part is confusing. How the user is supposed to control/even know this figure? Shouldn’t the LT1 automatically lower/control its output regarding the energy source?
  • Some instructions are repeated. Like maximal dimensions of batteries (first paragraph, and again in specifications). General rule : are repetitions voluntarily made or can be “smartly” controlled?
  • Is the default mode stepped or smooth? Various paragraphs states one thind and the opposite, notably specifications and UI.
  • What does mean “ double-click (green double lines)“ ?
  • Some things looks not perfectly ordered. For instance, in UI texts we speak about levels (as in level 150) before introducing what levels are and what does they represent.
  • Acceleration command to leave “MOMENTARY” mode is achieved while HOLDING or with multiple CLICS ?
  • Why not “for simplifying the UI for users who want a simpler experience.“=> for simplifying the UI for users who wants an easier experience.” or something the like?
  • I’d propose that MUGGLE have an added explanation stating that it also intent to securise the usage of the LT1.
  • Blinkies : are there really two different way to access them from the same OFF state? If yes, this might be confusing (  “do either a 3 clicks (3C)  from OFF or a 2 clicks and, hold” (3H) from OFF)
  • “3.1 volts or lower” => why not directly state “lower than 3.2” ?
  • Correction Click three times, but hold the third click until the strobe mode stars.=> Click three times, but hold the third click until the strobe mode starts.
  • Funny, I was today old when I realised that english-speakers are litteraly also using FAQ (foire aux questions / frequently asked questions). That fact has been hanging out in plain sight for my whole web life.
  • DBSAR is credited for “design” and “contributing design info”. Isn’t stating the first already including the second?
  • And are you generally using “design” as in aesthetics, conception or intending both meanings?

Some interesting points, its difficult to know as i know very little French language.

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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And if I may, I would like to update my count to 2

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I cannot promise, that I will buy all the lanterns I am interested in within a single package, but I might need 2 further units (if I can make all my units as a separate purchase).

I was already interested in 2 units. Now it is 4 unit in total.

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adam7027 wrote:
I cannot promise, that I will buy all the lanterns I am interested in within a single package, but I might need 2 further units (if I can make all my units as a separate purchase).

I was already interested in 2 units. Now it is 4 unit in total.

I added the additional 2, and you are not obligated to buy them all.
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IMHO, the English version of the manual is fine as it stands. No changes necessary. 

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Could I have one more lantern, please, for a total of 5?

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Could you put me down for another one, for a total of 2? Thanks.

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Two please.

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a second one for me please.

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So excited for these lanterns – awesome work!!

1) If purchased with the Sofirn cells – will it be able to be shipped overseas fine (I know there are issues shipping lithium batteries)?

2) Are the Sofirn cells best suited for muggles (myself included…!) or are there other cells I should buy – if so which exact ones should I buy, please? ‘

I am here in the US this week so if Sofirn’s aren’t going to work out then I need to buy others here now.

Thank you!!

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seven7seven wrote:
So excited for these lanterns – awesome work!!

1) If purchased with the Sofirn cells – will it be able to be shipped overseas fine (I know there are issues shipping lithium batteries)?

2) Are the Sofirn cells best suited for muggles (myself included…!) or are there other cells I should buy – if so which exact ones should I buy, please? ‘

I am here in the US this week so if Sofirn’s aren’t going to work out then I need to buy others here now.

Thank you!!

The Sofirn cells that you can optionally buy with the lantern seem like a good deal to me. Since they’re button tops they should work just fine.
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Don’t see why there should be an issue shipping to US. Bought some Sanyo NCR18650GA with S2+ from aliexpress, they got delivered, slow but still came. But any 18650 button tops should work, you can buy from US sites they will arrive faster.

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Just a photo a found of the LT1 prototype V1 where it all started, on the summit of a mountain in a remote wilderness area back in 2016, and this old, beaten, battered, original predecessor to the current BLF LT1 is still in use.

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fneuf wrote:
Why no reference to the forum, like a “crowd-designed lantern” mention put near the title, along the first reference to the great Anduril?

I’m not sure since I didn’t write the manual, but looking through it, I see at least three links to threads on BLF.

The only required link is the one necessary to satisfy the license. Since it uses GPLv3 code, it needs to have a prominent notice somewhere that it uses free software distributed under the terms of the GPLv3 license, and the source code is available from [link to the code]. And that legal requirement is satisfied, so the rest of the links are more of an editorial choice. I haven’t really been involved in that.

fneuf wrote:
Shouldn’t the LT1 automatically lower/control its output regarding the energy source?

The charging circuit and driver circuit work totally independent of each other, with no awareness of what the other one is doing. The driver has no idea whether its power comes from batteries or USB.

fneuf wrote:
Is the default mode stepped or smooth? Various paragraphs states one thind and the opposite, notably specifications and UI.

Stepped.

fneuf wrote:
Acceleration command to leave “MOMENTARY” mode is achieved while HOLDING or with multiple CLICS ?

The only way to exit momentary mode is by physically disconnecting power.

fneuf wrote:
Blinkies : are there really two different way to access them from the same OFF state?

There are two different sets of blinky modes — blinkies (3C) and strobes (3H). It might make more sense when looking at the UI diagram.

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Please put me on the list for one. THX.

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Is there an easy way to know how long to delay ordering if one wishes to be certain he is fulfilled from “Batch 2” (with the firmware corrections)?

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