[Foundation-l] Please delete mo. wikipedia

John Vandenberg jayvdb at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 23:43:41 UTC 2010

On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 10:35 AM, Nathan <nawrich at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 7:26 PM, M. Williamson <node.ue at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> > -m.
> >
> Perhaps there is - you and Gerard appear to be arguing that a
> round-robin transliteration option (on ro.wp, presumably) should be a
> precondition for dealing with the existence of mo.wp. It seems
> plausible that would be an unpopular proposal on the Romanian
> Wikipedia, and there don't appear to be any volunteers for doing the
> work to set it up. Almost as importantly... Since a permanent solution
> for mo.wp hasn't been forthcoming in the past 4-5 years, I'm not sure
> it's a great idea to be adding barriers -- especially when a simple,
> common sense solution is available and there appear to be few if any
> actual Transnistrians interested in a project in their script. Does
> that clear things up?

If the content is displayed in both Latin and Cyrillic script, by way
of transliteration, it is simple to have Latin and Cyrillic editing as
well.  Each contributor would choose via a user pref which script they
want to see, and it would be used for both reading and in the edit

Then the only question is which script should be used by the database,
and the answer will likely be that the script currently used in the
database should continue to be used so that existing tools, scripts
and stats wont be effected.

John Vandenberg

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