[WikiEN-l] Userboxes: A radical proposal
Will "Sceptre" Noble
tintower at tintower.tk
Sat Feb 18 09:45:41 UTC 2006
On 2/18/06, Mark Gallagher <m.g.gallagher at student.canberra.edu.au> wrote:
> G'day Jimmy,
> > The Germans have a nice way of putting it on the front page:
> > "Gute Autorinnen und Autoren sind immer willkommen – die ersten Schritte
> > sind ganz einfach."
> > This means:
> > "Good authors are always welcome - the first steps are quite easy!"
> > Contrast with the English:
> > "Welcome to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit."
> > I am not advocating a change (nor opposing it); I am just making an
> > observation.
> I like that idea. I do have a question for the Germans, though: on
> en-WP we often get trolls and vandals arguing that they can't be blocked
> because "it says anyone has the right to edit, and I'm 'anyone'!" Do
> trolls on de-WP say "it says good authors are always welcome, and I'm a
> good author!"?
> (Sorry, whimsical mood. It'll pass.)
> Mark Gallagher
> "What? I can't hear you, I've got a banana on my head!"
> - Danger Mouse
Possibly (but in German, of course), but their contributions would say
otherwise (e.g. If an editor vandalised George W. Bush with "HEIL HITLER",
it's obviously not a good edit.
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