On 26/04/06, Death Phoenix
I don't use it, but I suspect en-5 was
originally supposed to be used to
denote those who write English professionally, such as journalists, writers,
and editors. My own profession would probably qualify. However, I only use
the native English one to point out that, yes, I know English as a native,
but I find it really unnecessary from a Babel point of view to point out
that I can write professionally (especially when my quality of edits on
Wikipedia is often subpar).
I don't really see a need for en-5, but I don't begrudge those folks who
want to use it.
I would like to know more about what the babel boxes are really
supposed to be used for. I definitely write better English than the
average English speaker. I'm even a professional technical writer (for
all the qualifications that required :)) And I speak French pretty
What benefit, besides pure ego, does sharing this information with the
world via babel boxes actually have? Someone mentioned once seeking
out speakers of certain languages for help in translation, but it
seems to me that specific "En->Fr 3" boxes would be more
I've used them on non en wikipedia's when I've needed to find people
who will understand me.