[Foundation-l] A dangerous precedent

Daniel Arnold arnomane at gmx.de
Sat Dec 29 10:51:53 UTC 2007

Am Samstag, 29. Dezember 2007 09:40:46 schrieb Nikola Smolenski:
> I am not sure if this is the right place and time, but I am using the
> opportunity to advertise what I believe is the solution for problems of
> this kind. It's called Data Extension and could be seen at
> http://www.rastko.net/~nikola/ .
> With it, it is possible to effectively have articles about various topics
> similar to bot-generated articles without them actually being in the
> database. It is possible to kickstart a small Wikipedia by translating a
> handful of templates. And, it is possible to further expand the articles,
> as it is with bot generated articles.

I like people "just do things" but please do not "kickstart" small Wikipedias 
with template translation. It is that: A painfull kick in the ... of the 

I simply don't want to sit in the same boat with people that think a bot 
generated article is useful. I don't want to sit in the same boat with 
projects that don't have the patience to grow sustainable.

If further small Wikipedias are starting to cheat like vo.wp I can guarantee 
you that there will be a split of Wikipedias.

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