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

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Thu Dec 21 19:39:34 UTC 2006

Sam Korn schreef:
> On 12/20/06, Andre Engels <andreengels at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The policy  does exist, and the vigilante group that tries to enforce this
>> is quite succesful in doing so, because they have admin rights on
>> en:wikipedia, so people who do not keep to it get blocked from English
>> Wikipedia.
> This is more of the "big, bad English Wikipedia" mentality that
> pervades this discussion.  En.wikipedia does not have vigilantes who
> want to block all people who use usernames in foreign character-sets.
> En.wikipedia has very dedicated vandal-fighters who sometimes cross
> the line in how aggressive they can be.  This is unfortunate.
> However, there are real concerns that you are completely ignoring.
When the line is crossed, why should it not have repercussions ? Calling 
this unfortunate is akin to completely ignoring the issue.

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