[Wikimedia-l] conversations between WMF and non-English projects

Steven Walling steven.walling at gmail.com
Sun Jul 29 21:48:57 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 2:39 PM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com>wrote:

> While I may not be involved in the Portuguese Wikipedia, I do have a
> masters degree in mathematics, so I can reliably inform you that
> "majority" is not the same as "all".
> The WMF tends to employ smart people, so I assume that whoever wrote
> that bit of the plan knew that that wasn't the most accurate way of
> describing the activity. So, my question to you is: why did they
> describe it that way? Why say "Portuguese Wikipedia’s top
> contributors" when "a selection of Wikipedians in Brazil" would have
> been far more accurate?

You're making a mountain out of a mole hill here, Thomas. Perhaps the
caveat "some of" should be added to "Portuguese Wikipedia's top
contributors", but the current statement is more accurate than the one you
proposed, given the state of Pt Wikipedia and who came to our meetups.


More information about the Wikimedia-l mailing list