[Foundation-l] A dangerous precedent

Matthew Britton matthew.britton at btinternet.com
Wed Dec 26 23:47:15 UTC 2007

Luiz Augusto wrote:
> * Some Meta contributors versus the 19{{citation}} speakers that aren't yet
> joined to the project

I think the use of the word "yet" here says a lot about this project.

To be honest, Volapuk is lucky to even have a Wikimedia wiki; the other 
wikis in constructed languages with no native speakers (e.g. Klingon and 
Toki Pona) have all been closed, and it seems to be an established rule 
that no new ones will be accepted. There must be dozens if not hundreds 
of constructed languages with 20 or more speakers, none of which would 
be deemed suitable for a wiki if one was proposed today.

I personally have nothing against the project's continued existence. 
However, we work by consensus here. If people want to give their 
opinions, air their concerns, or propose measures to remedy this 
situation, they should be encouraged to do so, and not met with 
complaints that Wikimedia is somehow being unfair to small projects.


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