[Foundation-l] [Wikitech-l] Implementing the Babel extension

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Wed Jul 2 17:31:13 UTC 2008

<grin> We have asked for comments.. this is something I know for sure. The
fact is that there is enough noise that you do not necessarily get signaled
that something is afoot. The reason why we signaled this strongly is because
we have something we consider is ready  and we know that that everyone has
to have his/her say before it is accepted.. Even so, some will feel ambushed

For your attention, some years ago I wrote on Meta about the localisation of
Commons. This year I will present about this on Wikimania .. So please be
aware that I am still serious about that one too and, I expect to have
something to show.. :)


On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 6:26 PM, Chad <innocentkiller at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 11:39 AM, Gerard Meijssen
> <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Ziko,
> > This discussion is about ... I do not know... There is a Babel extension
> it
> > works, it is even configurable.. I made the mistake to ask for comments
> for
> > the last time. It is only now that people wake up to the existence of
> this
> > functionality and start asking questions that would be appropriate before
> > the functionality was finished.
> >
> > The Babel extension allows you to indicate on a wiki level what levels
> are
> > available... It allows you to specify how you want your categories... It
> is
> > based on current practices... The software is so clever that it allows
> for
> > both the ISO-39-1 and the ISO-639-3 (or two character codes or three
> > character codes..)
> >
> > But I will be darned when i understand what the discussion is really
> about
> > ....
> >
> > Thanks,
> >      GerardM
> >
> Maybe if you had asked for comments _before_ implementing a
> decision, rather than after, you might've gotten better results.
> As it stands, some people have objections to your idea, and your
> only response is "you should've raised those before I asked for
> final comments."
> You asked for comments, you didn't specify they all had to be
> supportive.
> -Chad
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