Neil Harris (usenet(a)tonal.clara.co.uk) [050211 03:18]:
Just as with politics, there are many actual positions
people's ostensible positions. At the moment, we have a position where
"yes, but only when we are happy", or even "yes, real soon now"
mean "never". The key here is _breaking the deadlock_ of _indefinite_
opposition to other Chinese language Wikipedias, by making supporters on
both sides commit in advance to a value of N, and automatically
triggering the change in policy when N is reached. Making people make
_objective_ choices always clarifies their positions.
The thing is you're still presupposing that an existing wikipedia has a
right to block the existence of a new Wikipedia.
I ask the Board: is this the case?