Right, since I've requested SO MANY new Wikipedias.
Oh wait, no, that's not true!
A few months ago I requested sc:
Since then, I have requested two Wikipedias explicity: scn: and fur:
(not sure about the Friulian iso code, but I know it exists because I
looked it up in the past)
This is because I learned from the creation of sc:. I have invited
people, but all I got was one response in French from a guy who's head
of the Office for the Sardinian Language in the province of Nugoro,
basically outlining how the orthography of the existing contributions
was not that which he favored and why that made him pissed. I sent him
a polite e-mail in the best French I can write telling him that I
favor his orthography too, since it's the standard, and that I don't
know Sardinian so I can't fix it, but that he's welcome to change it.
Had I had a more successful experience, perhaps I would've requested
many many many different new Wikipedias, but I have not.
I have not requested Wikipedias for any languages without ISO 639
codes. All the languages I have requested have ISO 639 codes.
The thing is that right now, all I want to see created is the Friulian
Wikipedia and the Syriac Wikipedia. This is liable to change.
On Tue, 2 Nov 2004 12:23:51 -0800, Brion Vibber <brion(a)pobox.com> wrote:
On Nov 2, 2004, at 10:57 AM, Mark Williamson wrote:
Mark, what I think people are not saying explicitly is that there's a
"boy who cried wolf" syndrome in effect here. Because the constant flow
of requests _comes from you_, those individual requests are not being
treated with the interest or respect they might be if they came from
Guilt by association is not cool, but the effect is real and it is
there. It's an ugly cycle, and we need to break out of it.
Instead of everybody flooding the mailing lists with a lot of petty
back-and-forth over many separate things, node could you please put
together a single list of the languages you'd like to see added? I'll
be happy to add those with individual ISO 639-1 or ISO 639-2 codes, as
is our traditional policy. Anything else needs to be looked at on a
case by case basis.
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com