On Dec 4, 2007 4:30 PM, <joshua.zelinsky(a)yale.edu> wrote:
Quoting Thomas Dalton
it's just bad luck
that it happened to be about non-English speaking country showing an
interest in the English Wikipedia.
Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the United States, not a "non-English
country". While Spanish is the common language a large fraction of the
population speaks English as well. I suspect that this thread hasn't
much attention because there isn't any need for attention. People don't
perception that the encyclopedia is somehow under threat and that if their
version of policy isn't accepted then all will fall to the hordes of
Don't say that too forcefully, there are people who would be upset with the
assertion that PR isn't a country (it is a member of the IOC and
FIFA)...it's just not an independent country.
Tony's contribution is the perfect example of what you can do if you avoid
the politics and bureaucracy. There's also the added bonus of him being a
really nice guy.
It's also great to see politicians get it right for a change.