[Foundation-l] Throwing some data onto the flamefest fire (was: English Wikipedia ethnocentric policy affects other communities)

Luiz Augusto lugusto at gmail.com
Fri Dec 22 21:20:29 UTC 2006

On 12/22/06, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/22/06, Gianluigi Gamba <gigamb at tin.it> wrote:
> > It's an invitation to prefer Latin script in order to make the search
> > easier, not a strict prohibition.
> > Usernames written entirely with non-Latin script are not blocked
> > automatically.
> Although it might be hard to tell from the accusations in this thread:
> They are not blocked automatically on enwiki either.

Gianluigi is right to assert the issue for the Italian Wikipedia: this isn't
a auto-block, first the users talks). But sorry Gregory, English Wikipedia
really make auto-blocks until no first talk.
01:41, 19 June 2006
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01:43, 19 June 2006 Pschemp <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Pschemp> (
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contribs <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/%C2%AC>)" with
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