User:Elian

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Interwiki and interlanguage relations: Multilingualism (cat) | embassy | Translators | Requests for translation

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My english userpage is not very interesting. For information about me see my user page in the German wikipedia: Elian.

As you can see in my contributions I'm a friend of cats, but I also like camels a lot.

If you want to contact me, fastest way is using my German discussion page, but for meta-affairs I prefer the page here. I can read and speak German, English, French and somehow manage Latin, Greek and Arabic. First three languages prefered.

Thoughts[edit]

I'm a big fan of Multilingualism and believe that connections between the different Wikimedia projects should be as close as possible. However, I think English is needed as a working language for Meta-Wiki to manage wikimedia efficiently. We don't have enough people willing to update all the pages in different languages simultaneously. Therefore I favour the use of English abstracts on pages in other languages instead of creating never complete separate translation pages.

Misc stuff[edit]

Lists: Wikipedia sociology, Wikipedia commentary, Wikimedia principles, Wikimedia content, Main Page Neutral, Various Wikipedian essays

Strange or interesting pages: Authority metric | Wikipedia Vicious Cycle | The Wrong Version | Die Schraube an der hinteren linken Bremsbacke am Fahrrad von Ulrich Fuchs | Friends of gays should not be allowed to edit articles | Guerilla UK spelling campaign & Gorilla US spelling campaign | Silesia | Interview mit Quellnymphe

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de-N Dieser Benutzer spricht Deutsch als Muttersprache.
en-3 This user can read and write fluently in English.
fr-2 Cette personne peut contribuer avec un niveau intermédiaire de français.
ar-1
هذا المستخدم يمكنه المساهمة بمستوى مبتدىء في العربية.