[Foundation-l] A dangerous precedent

Nathan nawrich at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 00:26:24 UTC 2007

On Dec 27, 2007 6:56 PM, Andrew Gray <shimgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> In effect, it perfectly fits the definition of a dying minority lanugage :-)

Which should, like constructed languages IMHO, not have a Wikipedia.
Wiki-other might be fine, but the original subject here is the
constructed language .vo Wikipedia. You can't help the dissemination
of information if the information is written in a language no one
speaks, and what is the point of writing it in a language some people
speak but no one natively (i.e. they all speak other languages

In my opinion, the .vo Wikipedia should be nixed. If someone wants to
create a x-pedia in Volapuk, they can use MediaWiki software and host
it themselves. That nicely makes the issue of bot-created content
irrelevant. On the other hand, if the consensus of the community is
that the .vo 'pedia should remain that makes the issue of its content
creation also irrelevant (notwithstanding accusations of 'cheating'
whatever that means in this context). The content is the point, not
the manner of its creation, and content rules outside of the main
principles of the Foundation should be decided by the local community.

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