[Foundation-l] To all non latin wikis please start blocking latin wiki accounts

Bryan Tong Minh bryan.tongminh at gmail.com
Fri Dec 22 22:18:40 UTC 2006

* Don't disrupt Wikipedia to prove a point

Let me myself add something: You're hate for anglosaxon related
subjects is disconcerning. Your prejudgment prevents any constructive
discussion.  You have just proven yourself to be immature and moreover
a hypocrite. Please notice that your comments are in no way helpful,
and prevents any further discussion.


On 12/22/06, Walter van Kalken <walter at vankalken.net> wrote:
> After Gregory's action I want to ask all wiki's who use non-latin
> languages as their standard to start blocking all latin character user
> accounts and demand they use accountnames in your script, especially
> those of en.wikipedians actively supporting this en: policy.
> Maybe this way they will understand on en: that there action is
> extremely biased and very very bad as they seem to insist to keep
> blocking good users like admins from other wiki's simply because people
> want to use their REAL NAME.
> Start with Gregory's account btw.
> Waerth
> >Gregory Maxwell schreef:
> >
> >
> >>On 12/22/06, Birgitte SB <birgitte_sb at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>The en.WP Username policy has been changed.
> >>>http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Username&curid=168684&diff=95920637&oldid=95900078
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>Unfortunatly, it was changed without any valid basis.
> >>
> >>It is not acceptable to remove longstanding policy simply because some
> >>people on a mailing list decided to speculate randomly and accuse
> >>enwiki of "ethnocentricism" without substantiation.
> >>
> >>As a result I've reverted the change and contributed some suggestions
> >>to the talk page.
> >>
> >>I agree that the policy should be *improved* to address the real
> >>concerns brought up, and to be more friendly to users who work across
> >>many languages.  Simply removing the section does not, however,
> >>address the very real issues which caused the creation of the policy
> >>in the first place.
> >>
> >>
> >Hoi,
> >Some people congratulated me with the outcome of this affair. My
> >reaction was that it did not feel like a victory because I feel bruised
> >by the experience. Having said this, your suggestion that there has been
> >no substantiation about the grievance that was put forward is seriously
> >wrong. The notion that it is up to you to revert this change continues
> >to make this affair even more painful. Simply reverting this change and
> >thereby denying that many of the reasons why this policy was put in
> >place is seriously wrong.
> >
> >I have to say I am increasingly upset by this affair.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >     GerardM
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