[Foundation-l] Please delete mo. wikipedia

M. Williamson node.ue at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 21:38:03 UTC 2010

Also, note that it is not "the Moldovans" who are being ignored. There
is one persistent spammer. Yes, it is clear people support him judging
by the petitions he's shown us, but I gave them a glance and found
many of the signatures are not from Moldovans. Here is one example of
a signature on that petition:

"The usa,the russians and so on must stop supporting the dictatorship
in Moldova and let the people free with in a country that they
own,Romania ! The communist dictator in the Moldova Republic must be
stopped,and get him out of there. That dictator Vladimir Voronin is
not only supported by usa government ,Russia government but also by
the Russia red army to destroy the Rmanian people-Romanian
culture-Romanian language on Romania soil ! R- Moldovke never
existed,this is a creation of a criminal regim inposed on people that
are under the ocupation ,the people in the province of Romania
BASARABIA speak mainly Romanian,not Arabic,Chinese,Lebanese the
russian was inposed on them by force ."

So then, much like the original vote for closing mo.wp, this turns out
to be another proxy war between Romanians and Russians.


2010/10/4 Nathan <nawrich at gmail.com>:
> On Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 5:03 PM, M. Williamson <node.ue at gmail.com> wrote:
>> That is a questionable assumption. Mo.wp's sitenotice explains that if
>> you'd prefer to view Moldovan content in Latin, the official alphabet
>> of the Republic of Moldova, you may find it at ro.wp.
>> I am willing to bet that most of the people who have signed these
>> petitions will be upset if any Cyrillic Moldovan content exists in any
>> form on our website, which to me is not solvable without compromising
>> someone's linguistic rights.
>> -m.
> It seems to me that identifying *the* Moldovan Wikipedia as a Cyrillic
> project is substantially different than hosting a project for an
> alternate script of Romanian (i.e. mo.wp vs. ro-cyrl.wp). As for
> linguistic rights... Not really relevant, is it? But I guess the
> problem remains getting a developer to actually do the work. The
> Foundation has been hiring a huge number of people lately, but I
> haven't seen too many tech hiring announcements - in fact, they even
> brought Brion back part-time (without announcing it here, as far as I
> could tell). I can see why the Moldovans would be frustrated by having
> been ignored for years, even as dozens of staff announcements are
> made, offices are opened in India, the projects are reskinned, etc.
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