[Foundation-l] A dangerous precedent

Matthew Britton matthew.britton at btinternet.com
Wed Dec 26 22:16:30 UTC 2007

Luiz Augusto wrote:
> Soundlessly, some folks are missing what are exactly Wikimedia versus local
> communities issue:
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Proposals_for_closing_projects/Radical_cleanup_of_Volap%C3%BCk_Wikipedia

That appears to be a proposal to delete bot-generated articles from the 
Volapuk Wikipedia. How is that a "Wikimedia versus local communities" 

Those articles -- virtually the entire project, which is not surprising 
for a language with about 20 speakers, none of them native -- were all 
generated by one contributor's translation bot.

It seems to me more like Meta contributors versus the guy who wrote the 
Volapuk translation bot. That project doesn't even *have* a local community.


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