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habj sweetadelaide at gmail.com
Sun Dec 31 18:29:45 UTC 2006

2006/12/29, Teun Spaans <teun.spaans at gmail.com>:

> Perhaps a bot posting sensitive messages into every village pump, simply in
> english, would be a solution.

My local community is not at all hostile to messages in English on our
Village pumps. Such animals drop in every now and then, and not seldom
everone will change their language to English to continue discuss the
matter - shutting Swedish speakers who do not speak English well out
completely from the discussion. We seldom care about this. It is one
of our cultural features, I guess.

I would prefer that the bot posted a short message including a link to
the major text elsewhere - on Meta, on wikimediafoundation.org, in the
mailing list archive or whatever. Actually, I think such an info-bot
would be a good idea. If one wants to draw attention to the mailing
list as a discussion forum, linking to discussions in mailing list
archives is probably a good idea.


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