Mark Williamson wrote:
You think it makes sense to require 5 users pledged to
start a Wiki
when our 3rd biggest Wiki, the Japanese Wikipedia, wouldn'tve met this
requirement itself, and the German Wikipedia would not have until its
second month of existance?
It is not sensible to apply a rule which is designed to help deal with
borderline cases and very small language groups to cases of major
languages with tens of millions of speakers.
It was perfectly safe to start de.wikipedia.org
secure in the confidence that people would get involved quickly
enough. This is much less true for very small language groups.
And regarding the fourth point, ARE YOU
If you wonder why people find you annoying, you might think about how
your yelling at people makes them feel.
If any of these measures get passed, the fork which I
mentioned and was serious about pursuing but not too enthusiastic
about will really become a priority and I will put lots of time and
effort into it, and it may well attract other Wikipedians shocked at
new linguistically-opressive policies.
Good luck with that. "Not yelling at people" is a critical trait of
leadership in an all volunteer project.