[Foundation-l] Ancient Greek Wikipedia, possible reconsideration

Andrew Whitworth wknight8111 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 03:04:58 UTC 2008

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 10:38 PM, Dovi Jacobs <dovijacobs at yahoo.com> wrote:
>  Your question would be better formulated in terms of
>  "verifiability". To whatever degree you accept the word
>  of prospective Wikipedia writers that they are "native"
>  speakers and set up a project, you should also accept the
>  word of prospective writers that they are "competent". To
>  whatever degree you attempt to verify the former, verify
>  the latter exactly the same way! There is really no
>  difference on an operational level.

The question of native speakers is not about the writers but the
readers. There must be native speakers of a language in order to read
material written in it. The existence of readers who are native
speakers of a particular language is not determined based on trust,
but can be looked up in any number of credible resources.

--Andrew Whitworth

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