On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 8:01 AM, Jane Darnell <jane...@gmail.com> wrote: > When I first read this I didn't think twice about it, because Gerard has > often gone over the 30 message limit, so nothing new. But after reading > later comments I see that he was disrespectful? I don't think so. I checked > and indeed he didn't go over his limit in January. The only disrespectful > thing I could find in his recent edits was his remark that he is not a > collaborator because his cultural heritage assumes "collaborators" are > "nazis", which is offensive in English. I would like to point out here that > the word collaborator really does mean nazi in Dutch. It's one of many > translation challenges, so there is even a Wikipedia article that spells it > all out: > https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collaboratie > It's little things like this that make adding English-language Tech news to > the Dutch Village pump a bit controversial btw.
Thanks for the note, Jane. Everyone should keep cultural differences in mind--it's a source of strife on this list, to be sure, to say nothing of my marriage, and I suppose the entire Internet. Austin _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>