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post Sat 29th March 2008, 10:58pm
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Does the non-English Wikipedias have the same or different problems than the English Wikipedia?

I have been reading the French Wikipedia and it seems to be a civilized place. If my knowledge of French would not make me look like a bad high school student I would start contributing. Their polices are similar to the English version, but they have made some changes which to me make sense. ArbCom members are elected for only one year terms with half of them elected every six months. They have Wikipompiers whose job is to put out fires something the English version lacks.
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post Sat 29th March 2008, 10:59pm
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Which one? Just the french? Or the 80 or so other languages?
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post Sat 29th March 2008, 11:06pm
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QUOTE(Viridae @ Sat 29th March 2008, 3:59pm) *

Which one? Just the french? Or the 80 or so other languages?


The french one is the only I can comment on since I can only read English and French. Please comment on the pros and cons of the other Wikipedias written in the foreign languages which you know.
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post Sat 29th March 2008, 11:24pm
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QUOTE(ThurstonHowell3rd @ Sat 29th March 2008, 11:06pm) *

QUOTE(Viridae @ Sat 29th March 2008, 3:59pm) *

Which one? Just the french? Or the 80 or so other languages?


The french one is the only I can comment on since I can only read English and French. Please comment on the pros and cons of the other Wikipedias written in the foreign languages which you know.


Simple English Wikipedia is a lot more pleasant place to edit compared to English Wikipedia, although it does get some of the banned users who go there as a "second chance".
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post Sun 30th March 2008, 12:02am
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And there are places like Wikibooks, Wikinews, Wikiquote, Wikisource, Wikiversity, Meta and Commons, though of course the activities there are very different from Wikipedia.

For example, Commons is mostly photos and they spend most of their time discussing copyright. I remember seeing a long argument about whether Danish law permits you to photograph statues without breaching the sculptor's copyright; I think the answer was no.
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post Sun 30th March 2008, 12:26am
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Wiktionary is also largely free of bureaucratic nonesense.
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post Wed 2nd April 2008, 3:57pm
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QUOTE(ThurstonHowell3rd @ Sun 30th March 2008, 12:58am) *

Does the non-English Wikipedias have the same or different problems than the English Wikipedia?

Yes of course. The French-speaking has had serous problems with its power structure. The Hebrew-speaking Wikipedia seems (form comments in the English-speaking Wikipedia) at least as bad as Jimbo's kingdom. See e.g. Diza's user page. I had over 2,000 edits in the German-speaking Wikipedia before I was infinitely banned. I think it would be worthwhile to have a German-speaking Wikipedia Review, too. So today starts an acceptance trial.
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post Wed 2nd April 2008, 4:02pm
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QUOTE(mms @ Wed 2nd April 2008, 4:57pm) *

I think it would be worthwhile to have a German-speaking Wikipedia Review, too. So today starts an acceptance trial.


Wunderbar!

(I won't say more, I am stretching my language skills to the limit).
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post Wed 2nd April 2008, 4:52pm
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