[Foundation-l] Advertisement

Teun Spaans teun.spaans at gmail.com
Tue Jan 2 08:49:08 UTC 2007

Posting such a link sounds like a very good idea to me - it might
raise less irritation than a complete message in english.


On 12/31/06, habj <sweetadelaide at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2006/12/29, Teun Spaans <teun.spaans at gmail.com>:
> > Perhaps a bot posting sensitive messages into every village pump, simply in
> > english, would be a solution.
> My local community is not at all hostile to messages in English on our
> Village pumps. Such animals drop in every now and then, and not seldom
> everone will change their language to English to continue discuss the
> matter - shutting Swedish speakers who do not speak English well out
> completely from the discussion. We seldom care about this. It is one
> of our cultural features, I guess.
> I would prefer that the bot posted a short message including a link to
> the major text elsewhere - on Meta, on wikimediafoundation.org, in the
> mailing list archive or whatever. Actually, I think such an info-bot
> would be a good idea. If one wants to draw attention to the mailing
> list as a discussion forum, linking to discussions in mailing list
> archives is probably a good idea.
> /habj
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