[Foundation-l] About characters

David Strauss david at fourkitchens.com
Fri Dec 22 23:56:52 UTC 2006

I concur as well. The current discussions on this list are wholly 
unbecoming of people working anywhere, and especially not at the core of 
Wikimedia. I'm not just talking about the grandparent post.

David Strauss

effe iets anders wrote:
> Hi all,
> is it *please* possible to stay civil to eachother? Is it *please* possible
> to keep the discussion on the main points? When you are unable to agree with
> eachother you can start calling eachother names, and saying the other one
> does so, you can also either try to find a solution suitable for both,
> either a compromize either just accept that you disagree. These long threads
> are disruptive for this list, especially as more and more emails are about
> how people are, and not about the subject. I think very little people will
> stay reading this, but will also not read anymore the subjects that actually
> *do* have a relevant discussion as in talking about the subject. Please dont
> be distructive to eachother, and respect that people can sometimes have
> another opinion, and if they are not able to be persuiated, dont go on for
> ever on this list, but find other methods.
> Effeietsanders
> 2006/12/22, Bryan Tong Minh <bryan.tongminh at gmail.com>:
>> I fully understand it isn't. The point I wanted to make, but
>> formulated rather impolite was that hatred will never be solved by
>> hatred. It has been shown in the past, and will be shown in the
>> future. I will abstain from any further comments regarding this
>> thread, as it is its nature to grow into a flamewar.
>> Bryan
>> On 12/22/06, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hoi Bryan,
>>> It is not polite nor helpful to say that someone is "immature and
>>> moreover a hypocrite". The only result is that you inflame the situation
>>> even more. It is bad as it is.
>>> Thanks,
>>>      GerardM
>>> Bryan Tong Minh schreef:
>>>> * 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.
>>>> Bryan
>>>> 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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