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

Birgitte SB birgitte_sb at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 23 00:14:45 UTC 2006

--- Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 12/22/06, Luiz Augusto <lugusto at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> There are over 400,000 usernames on enwiki with
> non-ascii characters
> in them. Only 3,394 usernames with non-ascii
> characters have been
> blocked on enwiki.

Can you generate a list of non-blocked non-latin
usernames that are active editors?  That would show
more clearly what current practice is.  The
non-blocked names you count above could have never
made an edit to draw attention to themselves or else
they may have been inactive since before this policy
of blocking latin usernames started.  To find
non-latin usernames that have been blocked by this
policy you can look through 


Birgitte SB

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