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

Sam Korn smoddy at gmail.com
Fri Dec 22 13:31:47 UTC 2006

On 12/22/06, Brianna Laugher <brianna.laugher at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 22/12/06, Sam Korn <smoddy at gmail.com> wrote:
> > True. But tell me that the name of the editor isn't a factor in
> > deciding whether an edit is worth checking.
> This, to me, seems to be the crux of the English Wikipedia policy. I
> guess I am not alone in feeling that English Wikipedia vandal fighters
> having to read a few extra edits to check whether they are good or
> not, is better than choosing to instantaneously block all non-Latin
> usernames, when considering the size of the effect on English
> Wikipedia vandal fighters compared to the thousands of
> non-Latin-alphabet-using Wikimedia editors who may wish to easily edit
> English Wikipedia once SUL is introduced.

Absolutely.  I am sure you understand en-editors' concerns as well.

Apart from anything else, there's a huge barrier being put in place
which will hinder communication between users of a wiki, and that
cannot be a good thing.


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