[Foundation-l] Request for your input: biographies of living people
wing.philopp at gmx.de
Tue Mar 3 07:25:54 UTC 2009
Sue Gardner wrote:
> 1) If we're imagining a continuum with smaller/higher-quality/restrictive
> at one end, and larger/variable-in-quality/permissive at the other .... I am
> curious to know where the other language versions situate themselves. I am
> assuming that (with some exceptions) they cluster closer to the English
> model than the German, but I am just guessing. Do they?
yes I think the english and the german wikipedias are two models and
examples that are often used for the other language versions. I remember
the talk from Harel in Taipei about the Hebrew Wikipedia and had the
impression that they orient themselves more on the german model.
Personally I believe that if German is more bigger language it this
model would be used more often.
On zh-wp we had lots of discussions about using english model or the
german model. At the end the english model won, mainly because people
simply began to translate the english policies into chinese and other
people orient themselves on these policies. I myself tend to support the
english model because I think the german model is more oriented to the
classic papel encyclopedias and discourage a lot of volunteers and also
unneccessarily constrain themselves from the more possibilities that a
online massive cooperative project offer. You remember my presentation
Back to BLP. Personally I think that the policies we have related to
BLPs are enough, but maybe we should be put more resource in the
inforcement of these policies. The meetings Philipp mentioned in Germany
are a very good start point. Perhaps the foundation can help organize
such OTRS-training-meetings in the US (because the lack of a US chapter)
and other countries, just as a beginning. Later we maybe we can see how
we can expand this to more regions and countries. We should also
encourage more people to work and help on OTRS and give them due support.
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