[Foundation-l] Please delete mo. wikipedia

M. Williamson node.ue at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 23:26:49 UTC 2010

Nathan, perhaps there is a communication error here. GerardM and I are
arguing for the same thing, which is a transliteration engine, but
ONLY so long as it allows people to read AND contribute, rather than
just being read-only as proposed by Marcus. My other contention is
that if this is not possible due to community opposition at ro.wp,
then mo.wp should be kept; GerardM seems to disagree there and says
that such a solution should be done whether ro.wp community approves
or not. I'm still not sure how any of that is unreasonable.


2010/10/5 Nathan <nawrich at gmail.com>:
> On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 6:00 PM, Muhammad Yahia <shipmaster at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So a Romanian language would not be eligible unless it allowed support
>> for Cyrillic, even if there is no community that is interested in writing in
>> it?
>> My point is simply that there seems to be a lot of discussion, but I am yet
>> to see participation from people who actually want to read and write in
>> Cyrillic. I've seen the requests for closure repeated over the years after
>> it was frozen, but I have not seen anyone speaking for the community that
>> supposedly finds mo.wp useful who is actually part of that community.
> As far as I've seen, the only person arguing for a usable mo-cyrl wiki
> is Mark Williamson. I sort of doubt that he is actually from
> Transnistria or a Romanian speaker, but his philosophical point seems
> to be that having a wiki in your native language and script is a basic
> human right. I'm not sure when that became the dominant criteria for
> opening or maintaining a wiki in a particular language.
> Nathan
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