[Foundation-l] Language Review Committee

Sabine Cretella sabine_cretella at yahoo.it
Thu Apr 5 07:32:14 UTC 2007

David Gerard schrieb:
> On 05/04/07, Robert Horning <robert_horning at netzero.net> wrote:
>>  but why would it be so much
>> harder to simply open a new Wikipedia in a given target language and
>> encourage early supporters and community members to simply make the
>> appropriate changes to the MediaWiki namespace?  This sounds like a
>> technical problem that is forcing people into doing things to suit the
>> technology than trying to be amiable to people who very likely are not
>> technically inclined.
> I think you've described precisely why this new policy is such a
> stunningly bad and obstructive idea in practice. The people are being
> bent around the deficiencies in the technology, and that's completely
> the wrong way around.
Please remember: only admins can edit the UI. Normal users on wikipedias 
can not. Sometimes this is an advantage, but very offten it is a 
disadvantage. Nobody talks about a 100% localization though.

Enough for today - have to run.


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