As it is likely that there is more to this request, it would be good to give
it some background. When the request for closure for closing down the
Moldovan Wikipedia is seen as absurd as closing down the Polish Wikipedia,
then it is a clear case of "be bold". Also we should be glad that we do not
life after the annexation of Poland in september 1939 when this would have
made political sense.
As such I do not agree with the proposal but the analogy is strong. There is
a war going on and one expression of a language is prohibited by law by one
of the parties and we fail to appreciate it as such.
On Nov 10, 2007 5:42 AM, Robert Horning <robert_horning(a)netzero.net> wrote:
Mark Williamson wrote:
On 09/11/2007, Robert Horning
> The primary criticism that I felt was valid in the whole mess was the
> fact that only non-native speakers were even involved with creating
> content for the Moldovan Wikipedia, including one particularly
> argumentative individual who was an American that was blocked from
> en.wikipedia due to flame and edit wars, and moved on to smaller wikis
> like the Moldovan Wikipedia because he could be a "big fish" there.
> not sure where he picked up Romanian or
Moldovan as a language, but he
> was also quite active on several other language editions of Wikipedia
was one of the leading opponents of closing down the Moldovan
Wikipedia. In short, I don't really consider most of those opposed to
closing down this edition of Wikipedia to be all that credible, as has
been the general concensus on this issue when brought up on Meta.
I'm curious as to the identity of this individual. I'm guessing you're
referring to me; for your information, I'm not blocked on en.wp.
I also don't enjoy the badmouthing.
So, you still stand by your request to shut down the Polish Wikipedia?
-- Robert Horning
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