[Foundation-l] Sigh, problems with non-Latin usernames again

GerardM gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Mon Jan 29 07:56:59 UTC 2007

According to the definition on the English Wikipedia, this is discrimination
pure and simple. It is an horrible idea. I am disgusted by it.

On 1/29/07, Rory Stolzenberg < rory096 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Enwiki users are now trying to change policy so users with non-Latin
> usernames that don't provide transliterations in their signatures when
> they're told to can be blocked. Currently, the policy requests that users
> consider providing a transliteration, but does not require it. This came
> as
> a result of massive amounts of discussion that ended up in this change
> from
> blocking all non-Latin usernames. Now enwiki contributors are trying to
> move
> back towards blocking good faith contributors with non-Latin usernames,
> which will very likely create problems once Single User Login comes into
> effect. Will we block people who are honestly trying to improve the
> encyclopedia just because they haven't changed their signature to a Latin
> script?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Username#Latin_character_transliterations
> --rory096
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