[Foundation-l] Removal of Cherokee Translators from Wikimedia

Jeff V. Merkey jmerkey at wolfmountaingroup.com
Thu Aug 17 17:42:28 UTC 2006

Aphia made the following edit:


then left the following comments on my talk page:


== [[Translators]] ==

I remove your website from the list by consensus of Promotion & 
Translation subcommittee. The list is a list of translators, not a 
website. You can't use meta for advertising your site.

Thank you for your understanding,
--[[User:Aphaia|Aphaia]] 17:33, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

:Removal of a community of translators from wikimedia seems counter 
productive to the foundations goals.  I'll discuss it on the foundation 
mailing list and see if the broader community agrees with your actions.  
[[User:Jmerkey|Jmerkey]] 17:03, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Aphia's contributions shows no such discussion occurring anywhere 
discussing such an action:


I personally could care less, I am translating content as a service to 
the Native Community and the Foundation.  I find it odd that Angela who 
supposedly is public relations for a firm whose purpose and goals are to 
promote the creation of new communities and her triumverate of 
associates are so bent on running off contributors to other languages 
they peronally don't like.    Concensus from whom?   a triumverate of three?

At any rate, discussion is open on the topic.   If having a Cherokee 
based community website is so offensive, I'll maintain it off site and 
the ANA and Federal Government finanacial contributors are welcome to 
help us with the program.


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