May I know exactly what behaviour you are referring to?
Is it perhaps
Can I please see a specific policy page that says there's something
wrong with that? See other Wikipedias that do similar things for
example http://lv.wikipedia.org/ http://mn.wikipedia.org/
If you want to see it with an inactive
Wikipedia, try http://iu.wikipedia.org/
I have been accused repeatedly of posting "badly translated text" to
various Wikipedias, and I would like to say that the people who have
been making these claims don't even CLAIM to be able to speak the
languages in question and I assure you the text is not "badly
As far as being fluent in other languages, 英語だけで話せます ；P･･･NOT
لا أتكلم ألإنجليزية
seriously though, what is wrong with knowing a few languages fluently
and knowing a few phrases in many others?
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jimmy (Jimbo) Wales <jwales(a)wikia.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 07:26:10 -0800
Subject: Banned from editing except on en
To: Mark Williamson <node.ue(a)gmail.com>
Cc: Angela <beesley(a)gmail.com>om>, anthere9(a)yahoo.com
As a courtesy to you, Mark, I'm not going to make a big public
spectacle of this, but if you would like to take it public, please do
so. I just see no reason at this juncture to put you through the
embarassment of a public ban.
You are banned from editing at any wikipedia site other than en. I
will make an adjustment to this if you can convince me that you are
fluent in any other language. It is simply unacceptable for you to
continue making edits to minor language wikis in the way that you
We could enforce this ban at a technical level if we had to, but you
know how our system works enough to see that it would be quite a lot
of work for us. I don't think I've seen enough evidence of bad faith
on your part to think that you'd do that.