[Foundation-l] Throwing some data onto the flamefest fire (was: English Wikipedia ethnocentric policy affects other communities)
birgitte_sb at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 23 16:49:34 UTC 2006
There are many ideas like this one that would solve
the problem but are outside of the design of the
system. Perhaps these kind of ideas should sent
through wikitech-l first before everyone talks about
them here. I know the attaching og differnet names
was not technically possible in SUL back in October
because I specifically asked after it was brought up
at the talk page.
The same thing goes for the thread on automatic
transliteration. This does not exist for all fonts.
It is very much not possible as a global soulution,
although it could be a recommendation where it is
possible. What can we do with the existing situation,
or else with an easy amount of deveploment? I don't
see the point in arguing whether it acceptable or not
to adopt a technically immpossible solution.
--- James Hare <messedrocker at gmail.com> wrote:
> I came up with another idea, which would assume that
> SUL is in place...
> perhaps people could have multiple usernames linked
> to a single login for
> use on wikis with different scripts...
> On my "Messedrocker" account, if I wanted to get
> involved on, for example,
> the Greek Wikipedia, I could set up another login
> linked to my account:
> Ìåóóåäñïcêåñ. On Greek Wikipedia, I would set that
> as my name to be
> identified as, so while I still would be able to log
> in as Messedrocker, I
> would be identified on the wiki through recent
> Special:Contributions, user page, etc. as
> Ìåóóåäñïcêåñ. The Greek alternate
> handle would be automatically registered to prevent
> impersonation (and a
> slew of other technical problems).
> On 12/23/06, Milos Rancic <millosh at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Whatever. If you think that it is OK that you take
> the whole
> > responsibility for consequences for all en.wiki
> users outside of
> > en.wiki -- it's fine for me, too.
> > On 12/23/06, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On 12/23/06, Milos Rancic <millosh at gmail.com>
> > > > On 12/23/06, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > On 12/23/06, Milos Rancic
> <millosh at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > > This case needs referendum on English
> > > > >
> > > > > There is no pratical way to do that.
> > > >
> > > > (Public) referendum is possible: just make a
> poll and then announce it
> > > > on Watclist, Sitenotice, Main Page and other
> relevant pages.
> > >
> > >
> > > So you agree it is imposible?
> > >
> > > Adding notices about policy chnages to any of
> those places is not
> > > viewed as acceptable on en.
> > > --
> > > geni
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