[Foundation-l] Removal of Cherokee Translators from Wikimedia

Sabine Cretella sabine_cretella at yahoo.it
Thu Aug 17 20:08:18 UTC 2006

Amgine schrieb:
> On 17-Aug-06, at 10:42 AM, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
>> 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.
> The promotions and translations subcommittee is an element of the 
> Communications Committee. It's open to *individuals* to be involved, 
> and they have a discussion list.
> Your translators are undoubtedly welcome to be involved in group, as 
> people. But websites are not people.
> Amgine
Thank you Amgine! I talked with Aphaia yesterday about this. Fact is: if 
we allow one website to be there we also have to allow others - we very 
much welcome Cherokee translators if they give us a direct contact. Now 
that on meta enotif is enabled they could simply create an account and 
activate notification and just set up a translator's profile. They will 
then get an e-mail if their discussion page is changed.

Imagine what would happen if we allowed for websites to be there - links 

would appear sooner or later - and their reasoning would be: "well there 
are so many translators who would like to help for free". There of 
course we can find translators if we ask them - but it is not the case 
to put links to any website into a list of translators only because 
there are many translators to be found ... well I could also add my own 
translator's portal - there are plenty of people who helped with 
Wikimania 2005 - I always kept this apart because my portal has nothing 
to do with the foundation. The only thing these translators have is a 
tag "Translator for Wikimania 2005" that allows me to find them 
immediately if I have to ask someone for help.

Jeff, please don't understand this wrong - we really talked quite some 
time about that. It was not "just a decision taken because of some kind 
of a strange mood".


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