Please stop threatening with a possible every now and then.
You have already been told that this is NOT the proper way to get things done.
Le Tuesday 2 November 2004 18:00, Mark Williamson a écrit :
How exactly am I telling others how they should be
spending their time?
Chances are I would spend more time getting people situated at the
Friulian Wikipedia than anybody on this list would.
Oh, wait, I just found this quote: "You guys should all do hard labour
for the benifit of Wikipedia, while I sit home and veg out on the
Oh wait, that's not a real quote.
I have worked hard to get small and new Wikipedias up and running.
I have sent e-mails, helped people every step of the way in some
cases, made logos, watched for vandalism, and have requested new
Wikipedias for people, scn: having been (so far) a success.
If you think I go around selecting random languages to request new
Wikipedias for, then you are very very very wrong. Before I do
anything like that, I make sure there is at least one potential
contributor, and preferrably more or some community involvement.
Regarding forks: you may have dealt with forks and the threat of forks
before, but have you ever dealt with the threat of new policy which
completely goes against what you think Wikipedia stands for? Whatever
it is you like about Wikipedia, if all of a sudden that was taken and
totally reversed, I think there's a very good chance you would start a
fork or defect to an already-existing one.
Even if I can find no people to help with a fork, I can do it myself.
It may not be as easy that way, but when drastic changes to policy are
threatened, sometimes drastic measures have to be taken to ensure a
continued healthy multilingual environment.
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