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

Aphaia aphaia at gmail.com
Thu Dec 21 20:34:19 UTC 2006

Thank you Sam, for your reply, and all who are interest in solving this issue,

On 12/22/06, Sam Korn <smoddy at gmail.com> wrote:
> An editor
> > said "I tried to find why I was deserved permanently blocked but
> > couldn't find a discussion".
> This is a problem that needs addressing.  No argument.

A question: we have a page or alike where relevant problems are listed?

> After unilateral decision of blocking, no
> > discussion and "encouragement" of changing username, it is hard to
> > agree on that they don't want to do so, and it is generally not
> > pursuasive to argue "we don't want to do but we need to", specially if
> > alternative ways, like modified signatures, checking contribs and
> > alike are proposed and you reject all of those alternative.
> You won't find me defending the current en.wikipedia policy -- I think
> it's over-done and, to repeat my cliché analogy, cracking a walnut
> with a sledgehammer.  What I want to see is some recognition from the
> people on this list that there is a problem that has caused this
> overblown solution and that that problem needs addressing.  I haven't
> rejected the alternatives that you mention -- nor have I considered
> them in depth to get an understanding of their practicalities -- so
> please don't put words in my mouth.

Wtih "you" I meant you as individual but rather enwiki editors/admins
but my wording was not so clear. Apologies. And I expect you remind
English is not my mother tongue, even not my second language; I am a
researcher of German thought and I spent my real life mainly to have
Japanese discussions and to read German texts. There is a little room
for English communication in my life expect here Wikimedia project.
Back to the topic, I fully agree with you it is over-done and for
prosperous future of our project, I expect all involved people
recognize there are problems and the current? "no-latin" policy on
enwiki is implemented with a very unthougtful way and that might be a
part of this problem.

KIZU Naoko
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