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

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Thu Dec 21 07:39:22 UTC 2006

David Gerard schreef:
> On 21/12/06, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Your reply completely fails to address any points whatsoever of the
>>> text you actually quoted.
>> It does not help that you only quote part of what I wrote. What you
>> quote from is a message where I inform that the imposition of a policy
>> that might force me to change my users will only make me retract from a
>> project and in this particular case I would stop running the interwiki
>> service that I have been running for more than a year.
> Of course. But that's not what his email says at all, and so your
> reply completely fails to address any points whatsoever of his
> message. Which you actually quoted in the process!
> Go back and read it again. His idea is symmetric, sensible and reasoned.
> Even if you aren't, you do seem to be working on a fundamental
> assumption that anyone from en:wp is fundamentally out to cause you
> problems. This is not in fact the case. Please make an attempt to
> assume better faith.
> - d.
The fact that it is "symmetric, sensible and reasoned" in your opinion 
does not mean that I have to agree with it at all. I do not. In my 
opinion it is fundamentally flawed. It is your words that make it seem 
as if I have a problem with the English language Wikipedia. I have a 
problem with this policy. Talk about good faith by making it seem as if 
I have by inference a problem with "anyone" of this project.

The fact that something is symmetric and reasoned does not mean that it 
is sensible in the eyes of those that do not push this particular POV. I 
can quote Brion who says: "tell the idiots who are trying to push a 
ban-on-sight policy".

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