[Foundation-l] POV in Chechen Wikipedia

Thomas Goldammer thogol at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 27 10:58:02 UTC 2012


Thanks for bringing this up, Yaroslav. If it turns out to be a really
solid claim, we would need someone neutral with language competence to
figure out what is going on there... Any ideas? I have a retired
professor in mind who speaks the language fairly well (Johanna Nichols
from UC Berkeley), but that could involve costs for the WMF. I don't
know anyone else who is not from Chechnya and still speaks Chechen.


2012/1/27 Yaroslav M. Blanter <putevod at mccme.ru>:
> I opened a RFC request on Meta,
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/POV_in_Chechen_Wikipedia
> In my view, this is a situation similar to the one in Acehnese Wikipedia,
> which we had recently - when a group of users basically "hijack" a WMF
> project and start to promote goals incompatible with the WMF mission.
> Whereas we still need to listen to all sides of the conflict and I might be
> wrong on that, I still find the situation alarming and I would like to get
> reactions. Note that I was not involved (and I would prefer not to be
> involved), I am just an observer.

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