I am surprised you consider it "people add content", Gerard. It is
explicitly *not* people adding content, but a bot using machine
translation. Machine translation is problematic enough for just reading
some text, but a machine-translated *dictionary* is literally worse than
nothing. It is a travesty, and it is better to *not* offer dictionary
entries in Malagasy than to offer machine-translated ones with zero human
I encourage this committee to consider whether it is beneficial to the
mission to allow this to continue.
Asaf Bartov (he/him/his)
Senior Program Officer, Emerging Wikimedia Communities
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
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On Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 12:18 PM Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen(a)gmail.com>
An error rate is expected when people add content, this is true for any
project. Given that the information is based on what other
Wiktionaries offer, from a Wikimedia point of view, no new errors are
introduced. What we do not have atm is a process where translations are
shared in one database. This is possible at OmegaWiki but that is outside
From my perspective, a good effort as with any project it has its flaws.
On Thu, 17 Sep 2020 at 20:54, MF-Warburg <mfwarburg(a)googlemail.com> wrote:
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