[Foundation-l] Restriction on page moves inpt.wikipedia.orgThankyou

Anthere Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 19 22:16:35 UTC 2007

Thomas Dalton wrote:
>>First, having a software displaying different behavior depending on the
>>language/project is a bad idea. It makes things very complex and users
>>travelling from one language to another are likely to find this disturbing.
> That same logic could be used to say all languages should have the
> same system for RFA, AFD, etc. It was decided a long time ago that
> different languages would be allowed to decide their own policies.
> Policies which are enforced by the software are no different from any
> other policies.

No, it is not the same. Policies with social implications (such as RFA, 
AFD) may be developped independently by each community, without having 
any consequences on the choice made by other communities.

Policies with technical implications may imply that a decision made by 
one community, will be forced over the other communities. This is what 
happened for many many months, as all software evolutions were driven by 
the english community and forced over the other communities along the 
way. We are no more in these times. If a change of software is 
suggested, which could impact all communities, then there must be a 
general agreement that this is a good idea.

Note that I do not say the suggestion is good or bad. I simply say "do 
not expect a top down decision".


> Personally, I think 45 days is rather long, and I'm a little
> uncomfortable with it apparently being handled as a vote (although the
> results of the vote don't leave much room for interpretation, so it
> probably makes no difference), but if that's how pt want to do things,
> it's entirely up to them.

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