[Foundation-l] A dangerous precedent

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 11:07:14 UTC 2007

You are making your problem the problem of others.You have to recognize that
your ideas are not universally shared. You also do not find anywhere
substantiation of your point of view. The aim of our projects is to provide
information, as long as this is what they do, we can agree that we want to
have a high standard everywhere and we can all work on improving this

PS Thank you for nominating the thread of Wikipedia for this week.

On Dec 29, 2007 11:51 AM, Daniel Arnold <arnomane at gmx.de> wrote:

> 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/ <http://www.rastko.net/%7Enikola/> .
> >
> > 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
> people.
> 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.
> Arnomane
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