[Foundation-l] Language Prevention Committee created

Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Sat Mar 31 17:32:53 UTC 2007

Aside from the kabyle, ottoman turkish, and crimean tatar wikipedias, what 
requests are you thinking of where editors are serious about starting 
their wiki?

By the way -- I haven't said it often enough since incubator.wikimedia
got set up, but Three Cheers for that lovely site.  It is wonderful to 
have a proper space to develop a new language wiki, precisely so that
these issues of how to fix a reasonable language policy can take place 
without preventing interested editors from developing new articles in 
their chosen language.

I'm not sure anyone is saying "everything is fine, move along", but I 
think we also have a familiar exaggeration on both sides of the issue of 
what the differences are between two fairly similar positions about what 
is required to start a new wiki... perhaps it is time for a loud 
broadcasting of the new language policy, and a call (in more languages 
than just English) for interested participants to return to
and weigh in?


On Sat, 31 Mar 2007, Arbeo M wrote:

> 2007/3/30, The Cunctator cunctator at gmail.com:
>> The reasonable assumption is that something in the process is broken.
> That's exactly the point. On one side we have a number of well-advanced
> requests for new languages with good potential. There's a number of editors
> who are serious about starting their wiki. And on the other side we have a
> committee in charge enabling this type of progress. Yet, nothing ever
> happens, instead today we're "celebrating" half a year without a single new
> Wikipedia.
> That's just the cold hard facts and they speak for themselves.
> I don't want this discussion to revolve in circles or drift off into
> polemics but we'd be a whole lot further if the committee would acknowledge
> this reality instead of insisting that everything is fine a long as the holy
> rules are left untouched. Please!
> --Arbeo
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