As another historical note from Wikimania 2008 ...
In our session (of mine and Arria Belli) which focused on translation,
a girl who seemed to be Arabic but not known to me from where she came
asked me if there would be a possibility of āmmiyya Wikipedias. I
don't know which āmmiyya she cared for and don't know if she has
joined the Egyptian Arabic. But it could be a sign some literal people
thought it serious ... despites of other folks' questionable attitude.
I am rather inclined to Alsebaey's position. If they think it the best
aim they could achive, just give them a chance and blessings. It won't
ruin other projects at worst, hopefully.
On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 8:08 AM, Jimmy Wales <jwales(a)wikia-inc.com> wrote:
Mohamed Magdy wrote:
(I heard that people were happy at Wikimania
because of that proposal but I fail to understand why the Egyptian people
there didn't express their opinion about it (it was in Egypt :!).
I was sitting next to an Egyptian VIP in the front row when the
announcement was made, and he laughed and indicated that he thought this
It is not up to me to make any decisions nor have any particular opinion
about Egyptian, but this is one of many data points that suggest to me
that the current process is widely regarded as being broken.
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