As promised, Gerard has been unmoderated, FYI.

   A.

On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 11:56 AM Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> It's okay that some people disagree with this moderation action (others
> agree, even if they do not say so on-list).  This list is not moderated by
> whole-list-consensus.
>
> I have provided the reason for moderation, without going into details.  To
> do so would be to invite drama, which moderation exists to reduce.  The
> reason is informed by more than one incident, and not necessarily focused
> on cultural differences, as some assumed.
>
> Gerard will be unmoderated on March 1st.  As always, he is (and other
> moderated users are) welcome to submit posts to the list before then, and
> if the posts are respectful and on-topic, they would be let through.
>
>    A.
>
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 8:50 AM Rogol Domedonfors <domedonf...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > There are words in other languages that have a rude, upleasant,
> > disrespectful or pejorative meaning in British English.  For an amusing
> > list of examples, see the Oxford Dictionary blog at
> > http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2016/02/words-that-sound-rude/
> >
> > I presume that I'm entitled to be complain when they are used in email
> list
> > exchanges, even when those exchanges are being conducted primarily in
> those
> > other languages?
> >
> > Returning now to the subject of the thread, I have no problem with
> Gerard's
> > posts, even if I have not always found them easy to understand, and see
> no
> > special reason to restrict his access to this list.
> >
> > On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 4:34 PM, Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Same in French...
> > >
> > >
> > > Le 13/02/2017 à 12:35, John Erling Blad a écrit :
> > >
> > >> It is common to refer to those that cooperated with the Nazis during
> > WWII
> > >> as "kollaboratører" (kollaborators) in Norwegian too.
> > >> https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kollaborat%C3%B8r
> > >>
> > >> Translating between languages are fun! =)
> > >>
> > >> John
> > >>
> > >> 13. feb. 2017 09.08 skrev "Jane Darnell" <jane...@gmail.com>:
> > >>
> > >> … 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
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