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

Yann Forget yann at forget-me.net
Thu Dec 21 21:29:25 UTC 2006


In your options below, you forgot the main argument GerardM has
expressed in this thread: that the problem faced by the English
Wikipedia upto now will nearly disappear *because* of SUL.

Maybe it was not explained enough in details, but how could you overlook
it? Beside you seem to ignore all other options which have been
expressed by others (i.e. Guillaume for example).



David Gerard a écrit :
> On 21/12/06, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote:

> That was your precise text I quoted. What part are you claiming I have altered?
>>To what extend do you think the admins of other
>>projects are asked what they think about the imposition of all kinds of
>>functionality that was discussed at length at the en.wikipedia or some
>>such. Really, much of the problem has already been solved. With SUL it
>>will be even easier to find if someone is a know good or a known troll.
>>You just seem to be unwilling to acknowledge these facts, by also using
>>not so polite language you make yourself less relevant in my eyes.
> Then answer the questions, please, rather than taking an attitude of
> arrogant dismissal (as you have throughout this discussion) that I do
> think can accurately be summarised as "fuck you"
> I have put these as simply as I can. Are you able to answer them at all?
> Do you acknowledge that it was put in place because of a real problem?
> [ ] yes
> [ ] no
> Do you acknowledge that the problems stated in this thread exist or
> are thought to exist?
> [ ] Yes
> [ ] No
> Do you have any solutions for these problems other than every
> administrator on every language Wikipedia being required to learn
> every script used on Wikipedia to be able to effectively be an
> administrator on their own-language Wikipedia?
> [ ] Yes, my solution is ...
> [ ] No, if I've learnt all these scripts and installed all these fonts
> they can too
> [ ] No (some other reason ...)
> Are you able to answer even "yes or no" questions trying to discern
> your position as being anything other than arrogant dismissal?
> - d.

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