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

Birgitte SB birgitte_sb at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 21 18:29:47 UTC 2006

--- Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 12/21/06, Birgitte SB <birgitte_sb at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> > en.WP's username policy is incompatible with SUL.
> > This is a problem.
> [snip]
> Just a minor correction: Your claim is factually
> inaccurate. Enwiki
> can go on blocking non latin charset names. SUL can
> go about its merry
> way. The result will be that users with non-latin
> names will need to
> create a second account. This is not an ideal
> situation by anyone's
> judgement, but it is not an incompatibility.

I disagree

It is incompatible because unified accounts would be
broken.  There would be one long-in for the latin
username and one log-in for the non-latin username,
but not a S(ingle) U(ser) L(ogin).  Encforcing the
creation of a second latin username with blocks is not
compatible with having a S(ingle) U(ser) L(ogin)
across wikis.

Birgitte SB

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