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

Neil Harris usenet at tonal.clara.co.uk
Thu Dec 21 10:45:40 UTC 2006

habj wrote:
> 2006/12/21, Neil Harris <usenet at tonal.clara.co.uk>:
>> On the other hand, if our fictional user 武 has his name rendered beside
>> a Latin script nick on en:, other users will instantly be able to put a
>> name to him: specifically, his real name, Takeshi, the same one as in
>> the kanji version of his true username, which will always be present
>> beside it on en: (Indeed, if they talk with or about him for long
>> enough, they will come to recognise that kanji character, too.)
> Could you please specify what you mean by "nick" in context? Do you
> refer to the username, which is a common meaning of "nick" and
> "nickname" - or to an addition, something to be shown along the
> username for easier identification for those who can not see the
> characters in question?
> I understood the suggestion as people should be able to have a
> username with any kind of characters in it on any wiki, but they
> should be asked to add something - not into the actual username, but
> in some field that we currently do not have - in some kind an alphabet
> understandable on the local wiki, or similar, for easier
> identification. It is similar to Brigitte's suggestion of displaying
> the user number, but with something more easy to remember than just a
> number. GerardM's reactions make me wonder if i misunderstood.
> /habj
You have it exactly right.

-- Neil

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