[Foundation-l] Moldovan Wikipedia

Johannes Rohr jorohr at gmail.com
Sat Nov 10 17:45:06 UTC 2007

GerardM <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>

> Hoi,
> People from Moldovan and Romania are partisan to this conflict. From a
> language point of view the political arguments are irrelevant. It is wrong
> to insist that this is vote is acceptable. It is also wrong to eventually
> say there is a consensus.


I'm not judging whether a vote is or is not acceptable (apart from the
fact that in the face of continued inaction on the side of the BoT, it
may be the only way to overcome an intolerable situation, as seen with
the "Siberian" exercise). However, what I clearly find inacceptable is
your attempt to exlude all those directly concerned from having their
say, i.e. the native speakers of the language in question.

I repeat: When I read through the discussions I haven't spotted a
single voice by a Romanian/Moldavian native speaker in favour of a
mo.wiki. At the same time there was unanimous support for closing it
and differing opinions on whether or not a multi-script interface
for ro.wiki would be a good thing.

I haven't read any statement saying e.g.: "I am Moldovan speaker from
Tiraspol and I need/would like to have a Cyrillic interface/a separate
mo.wiki." Maybe I've overlooked something, but I don't think so.

So please, can you explain where you see the community which in your
view needs the continued existance of mo.wikipeda? Do you have any
intelligence regarding Wikipedia users on the eastern bank of the
Dniester? And if they exist, why didn't they make their voices heard
at any point during the disussion?




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