Liviu Andronic schreef:
Before answering this, I hope that the Language
Committee agrees on the
following two points.
First of all, the WMF does *not* want to have any content in the Moldovan
dialect (Romanian as *spoken* in the historic region of Moldavia, which
would currently comprise Eastern part of Romania and Moldova with
Transnistria included). This would be completely stupid and trolls would be
the only serious contributors.
The language committee does not agree on the first. As to the second
point, in ISO-639-6 there will be the notion of linguistic entities. It
makes perfect sense to change the terminology because of its scope. The
beauty is that it negates even the notion of something being a language
or a dialect.
Given that we are not inclined to listen to political arguments and
given that this mess was very much created in a period when Moldova was
at war with itself. Given that the numerically greater party uses its
position trying to determine the outcome I do not think that this is a
The notion that "It is not reasonable to dedicate an entire Wikipedia
section to this content, when the Romanian Wikipedia exists." is your
POV. There is a mo.wikipedia.org
. When the people who contribute to the
Romanian language Wikipedia find it in themselves to leave the
mo,wikipedia be, when it is allowed to clean its content, there may be a
moment when a merge may happen. This means that articles in Cyrillic may
be translated in Latin and vice versa. Pre conceived ideas that the
Cyrillic content is not worth the hassle are tantamount to preventing a
merge which would be the optimal solution.
As there will be a period of time needed to do all this, it is a perfect
opportunity to improve the Cyrillic to Latin conversion and the Latin to
When the contributors of the Romanian language Wikipedia do not accept
this, they have to accept the existence of a mo.wikipedia. They cannot
have their cake and eat it.