[Foundation-l] Pieter Kuiper

Virgilio A. P. Machado vam at fct.unl.pt
Tue Dec 7 00:45:11 UTC 2010


Sorry, I didn't mean to confuse you or anybody. I thought people 
knew. It's the Brazilian Portuguese Wikipedia. Unfortunately, despite 
all most pious statements to the contrary, the uncontroversial truth 
is that a small group of 16 editors decided that all titles of 
articles and titles and content of Wikipedia pages would be 
"translated" into Brazilian Portuguese starting January 1, 2009. 
Since that time there is no longer a Wikipedia that a Portuguese can 
read without being full of gramatical mistakes. Think about what good 
that is for the children, the elderly, and the low educated 
Portuguese speaking population. Hey! I got my first block 
for trying to write these Wikipedia pages 
the same way as ALL my students. Kind of hard to deny based on that 
evidence, isn't it. There's more to that block than this, but this is 
already a long answer (always my problem) to a very short question. 
At least I expect to have been thorough. Any other question, please 
don't hesitate. You can always contact me in private so that we will 
reach a consensus out of the limelight.


Virgilio A. P. Machado (Vapamchado)

At 23:59 06-12-2010, you wrote:
>On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 5:41 PM, Virgilio A. P. Machado <vam at fct.unl.pt> wrote:
> > Adam,
> >
> > What a timely post. What an opportunity to test the Santa Claus
> > hierarchical structure.
> > (...)
> > If you do succeed in bringing any change to Commons through this
> > request of yours, I will follow with a similar one of my own
> > concerning the Brazilian Wikipedia, whose de facto "president"
> > (...)
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Virgilio A. P. Machado (Vapmachado)
> >
> >
>is that  br.wikipedia.org or.. is there a new wiki I don't know of?
>(I'm sorry to be so ignorant)
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Prof. Virgilio A. P. Machado            vam at fct.unl.pt
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(Dr. Machado is Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at the
School of Sciences and Engineering/UNL of the University of Portugal)  

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