[Foundation-l] language proposal policy. let's continue the work

Mark Williamson node.ue at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 10:42:14 UTC 2008

The idea that people prefer one language to another does not mean they
will not read articles in another language and find them just as
useful, if not moreso.

I certainly prefer English to Spanish, but I have used the Spanish
Wikipedia on many occasions, especially when the article there was
longer or more informative.


2008/7/19 Andre Engels <andreengels at gmail.com>:
> On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 11:04 AM, Mark Williamson <node.ue at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well, there are plenty of languages that people don't prefer to read,
>> but they might understand them better or get more out of them in some
>> ways. How many people, for example, do you think "prefer" Sicilian to
>> Italian? That doesn't mean a Sicilian Wikipedia isn't useful.
> I disagree. If someone prefers Italian to Sicilian, they will go to
> the Italian Wikipedia, not the Sicilian one, so they will not be
> getting anything out of the Sicilian one.
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> André Engels, andreengels at gmail.com
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