That's my attitude to the letter; I may occasionally translate stuff into Polish Wikipedia, but rarely bother with more than what we would classify as a start-level entry. The only part where I'd differ is that I'd say "My time is better spent expanding another [English] article that isn't yet good enough", as I work under the assumption that many more Poles know English than English-speakers know Polish. Why bother contributing much to a project which has <1 billion speakers... :)*

*disclaimer: I don't mean to belittle efforts to save dying languages, or bringing knowledge to people who live in places where learning English is difficult; my scorn concerns only languages which don't classify under these criteria, and even there I acknowledge the existence of generational digital/language divide issues.
Piotr Konieczny

"To be defeated and not submit, is victory; to be victorious and rest on one's laurels, is defeat." --Józef Pilsudski
On 10/30/2012 11:49 PM, John Vandenberg wrote:

It would be good to extend the research of War of 1812 to non-English Wikipedias.

I've had a quick look and it is surprising how many of the articles 'pretty good', but none are very good. I think that there is a depth level at which non-English writers say 'I could easily add more, but the [non-English] article is good enough; if you want more detail you'll almost certainly know English language and should go read the English article. My time is better spent expanding another [non-English] article that isnt yet good enough.'

John Vandenberg.
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On Oct 29, 2012 3:28 AM, "Steven Walling" <> wrote:
On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 6:19 AM, Richard Jensen <> wrote:
Look at it demographically: apart from teenage boys coming of age, the population of computer-literate people who are ignorant of Wikipedia is very small indeed in 2012.  That was not true in 2005 when lots of editors joined up and did a lot of work on important articles.

You seem to be disregarding the entirety of the developing world and non-English speakers in that statement. 

Steven Walling

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