[Foundation-l] Moldovan Wikipedia

GerardM gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Sat Nov 10 18:31:30 UTC 2007

I am quite happy to have anyone have their say. I am equally happy not to
have a vote. When you say that there was unanimous support, you are wrong. I
have and Mark have expressed our opposition and we both had our own
arguments. When I make the point that voting is a flawed instrument, I do
not vote. Your suggestion that this equates with no one being against is is
wrong given the massive amount of arguments that have been spilled on it.

When your sense of tidiness is offended by blocked projects, you have to
realise that opening it up is in this case not unreasonable and it is
certainly an alternative to deletion.

Do you assert that every project should have a community that includes
native speakers ??

Are you prepared to accept the consequences of this position ?


On Nov 10, 2007 6:45 PM, Johannes Rohr <jorohr at gmail.com> wrote:

> GerardM <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>
> writes:
> > 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?
> Thanks,
> Johannes
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