Hi Bishaka,

Thank you for taking the effort to get personal opinions from some of the board members.

We are formulating some review procedure and policies to improve the quality of translated articles. We hope things will get better.

Sometime later, we will update the Indian Wikimedia commuinty on this issue.



On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 10:46 AM, Bishakha Datta <bishakhadatta@gmail.com> wrote:
Forwarded this to the board list, and got two more personal opinions from members. Was waiting to get permission from them to post on this list before doing so.

Also, please keep in mind that these are personal opinions, no more or less.

>> On 21-04-2010 21:44, Jimmy Wales wrote:
>>> On 4/21/10 12:45 PM, Ting Chen wrote:
>>>> Generally I would prefer such questions solved inside of the community
>>>> and not by the foundation. The foundation cannot and should not solve
>>>> every problem in every project. Meta or foundation-l are also places to
>>>> search for advices and ask for experiences.
>>> This is my view as well.  And I don't think the Foundation should be
>>> seen as encouraging such projects using machine language against the
>>> interests of the community.  If they find some good way to work with
>>> google on this, that's great, but if not, that's also great.

Subject: Re: [Board-l] Fwd: Fwd: [Wikimediaindia-l] Philosophical view on Google translated articles
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 20:20:53 +0200
From: Jimmy Wales <jwales@wikia-inc.com>
Reply-To: board-l@lists.wikimedia.org
To: board-l@lists.wikimedia.org

I am quite concerned about the kinds of issues that Ravi raises, and believe that machine translation is, on net, more likely to be harmful than helpful to most communities. Bishakha, you may want to wait before posting back to the Listserv, to get a broader view from other board members. -- Jimmy Wales Please follow me on twitter: http://twitter.com/jimmy_wales
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On 4/20/10 8:02 PM, Bishakha Datta wrote: > Hi all, > > This just popped up on the Wikimedia India listserve - with a question > in caps for the Foundation. Sue, or anyone on the board, any thoughts on > this? (specially the question in caps). > > I just checked out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Paid_editing. > > Best > Bishakha > > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- > From: *Ravishankar* <ravidreams@gmail.com <mailto:ravidreams@gmail.com>> > Date: Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 9:19 PM > Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Philosophical view on Google translated articles > To: wikimediaindia-l <wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org > <mailto:wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>> > > > Hi all, > > An update on the Google translated articles issue in Tamil Wiki.

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