[Foundation-l] English Wikipedia ethnocentric policy affects other communities

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Wed Dec 20 09:00:50 UTC 2006

David Gerard schreef:
> On 20/12/06, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What Aphaia means is that people have asked to change their Japanese
>> name because of the insistence of the English project that people have a
>> Latin name. With the long hoped for single login this policy of the
>> English Wikipedia HAS to go the way of the dinosaur. It is unfortunate
>> that this policy is still active.
> Ah, got it. In that case, Aphaia may care to post to wikien-l or to
> the various anti-vandalism pages on en:wp where the policy is
> implemented ... not to a list which very few en:wp editors actually
> read, as I believe was pointed out to her last time this came up.
> That is: actually make a slight effort to convince the people involved
> by consensus, rather than appearing to demand top-down imposition of a
> new policy on a wiki by the Foundation. That trick is somewhat less
> likely to work.
> - d.
It is the technology that determines that this policy cannot be 
continued after the start of single login. This has nothing to do with 
convincing, the decision to have single login has been made. It is just 
one of its obvious consequences.

I am not really involved in the en.wikipedia and I certainly do not feel 
a need to be the messenger of this "good" news.


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