I don't see how it's interesting.
If you take a look at the vote, and exclude all non-Cantonese speakers
(at least, as far as I am aware):
Seasurfer (Maybe -- Seasurfer is a Malaysian Chinese; in most of
Malaysia, Chinese people can speak Cantonese, including Kuala Lumpur,
but there's the notable exception of Penang where the main language is
Hokkien, so it could be either way and we'd have to ask)
Now, you may claim the vote was rigged all you want.
But if it _was_ rigged, it was actually _in favour_ of Cantonese
speakers, given that I personally informed everyone who had a
Cantonese babel template and was accepting Wikipedia e-mails. AND,
_all_ of the Cantonese speakers who voted "oppose", with the exception
of Simon Shek, were informed by me of the vote via e-mail.
Now, even if you add the 7 users from the meetup (not counting Simon
Shek, who voted as well) as "oppose" votes, you end up with equal
numbers in favour and opposed.
Having said that, I'm still a bit surprised that Alex would change her
mind when it seemed before like she was really interested in a
And it also seems suspect to me that while the majority of Cantonese
speakers who VOTED were in favour, those at the meetup were
"unanimous" in their opposition.
You may think that this has to do with the alleged vote rigging,
however all that consisted of was me e-mailing Cantonese speakers to
tell them about the vote. The message said, quite basically, that
there was a vote, and that their input was requested. I didn't include
my views, an endorsement of either side, etc.
On 25/09/05, Jimmy Wales <jwales(a)wikia.com> wrote:
Walter van Kalken wrote:
Yet here we are, with non-Cantonese folks
spearheading the effort, and
meetup saying no, they don't want one.
And all the voting Cantonese speakers were there? Why are your Cantonese
speakers who met there more valuable than the many supporters? You act
like the group that met has Veto rights on the issue.
No, but it sure is interesting, isn't it?
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