[Foundation-l] How to dismantle a language committee

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 11:23:32 UTC 2009

It is tragic to learn that the two Wikipedias cannot find it in themselves
to cooperate. The two projects did not merge because at the time the
position was taken that the standard orthography was not accepted. It would
be really cool if a sense of sanity and friendship would prevail and have
the two projects merge..

My question remains; what could an expert do more ?? In the end it is about
what we accept in our projects and we do allow for this sad situation to

2009/1/12 Amir E. Aharoni <amir.aharoni at gmail.com>

> 2009/1/12 Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>:
> > We only accept one Wikipedia for one language. The fact that we still
> have
> > what is called the be-tarask.wikipedia.org is only because people were
> of
> > the opinion that we should retain the work that was done. Now I wonder
> what
> > more experts could add to this.
> I am not an *expert* in Belarusian, but i know a little more about
> this language than the average Russian speaker does.
> Both projects are OK. Both have several dedicated and caring people
> working on them. Both have certain problems. But their biggest problem
> is shared: the duplication of effort hurts them all.
> Merging them will benefit Wikipedia as a whole and its Belarusian
> edition in particular and there should be free choice of orthography,
> as it is in the Wikipedias in English, Portuguese and Catalan.
> --
> Amir Elisha Aharoni
> heb: http://haharoni.wordpress.com | eng: http://aharoni.wordpress.com
> cat: http://aprenent.wordpress.com | rus: http://amire80.livejournal.com
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>  I want to live in peace." - T. Moore
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