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

James Hare messedrocker at gmail.com
Fri Dec 22 22:47:42 UTC 2006

In Latin Alphabet: Gmaxwell
In Cyrillic Alphabet: Гмахьелл
In Greek Alphabet: Γμαξωελλ
In Arabic Script: گمَخوِلل

Unfortunately this webpage only does those three scripts.

On 12/22/06, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> So long as they'll help me transliterate my name into acceptable
> scripts, I have no complaints.
> ... although my next action will be to file a enhancement request to
> support a visible name which differs from the login name so that I
> don't have to remember hundreds of account names. Ideally both names
> would be visable in edit histories and such, which would also be
> useful for people who have a pseudonym for uniqueness issues but which
> would rather use their real-name.
> All that said, I think your approach to this is unfortunate and
> needlessly hostile.
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