User talk:Larry Sanger~metawiki

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Hi Larry, we are translating the talk at the spanish wikipedia. We have several more contributors now, and I think we could reach the 1000 articles in a few months (or maybe weeks). --AstroNomer 13:58, 12 April 2002


Hey, Larry. Not wanting to feed the trolls, I'm not responding to any of 24's banalities, but I did want to drop a message of support for you, since 24's gotten a bit rude to you personally (as is, of course, the nature of trolls and kooks both). My private hypothesis is that (a) he envies the respect you have here, and (b) he wants to "lead" Wikipedia and turn it to his own visions, and is upset because you've been much more of a leader and your vision (and Jimbo's) are the driving force of Wikipedia. :) -- April 14:53, 12 April 2002

  • Thanks, April! I agree with your analysis; I just posted something on the subject of trolls and trolling (though not with any special application to 24) on Wikipedia-L. --Larry Sanger
Larry, you have my support to revert any changes and delete any new pages that 24 makes. --Chuck Smith 14:14, 13 April 2002
  • Hi Chuck, and thanks. But please don't wait for me to do it, because I was just thinking that after this most recent Wikipedia-L post, I was done doing all the damage control I had planned on doing. I have to get back to doing what I was doing in my life outside Wikipedia. :-) --Larry Sanger 22:49, 13 April 2002
Life outside Wikipedia... what's that? Oh yeah... j/k :-) --Chuck Smith 22:49, 13 April 2002
  • Notwithstanding the groupie-like adoration of the above, which does much to discredit Sanger's views and motivations, Larry Sanger's contribution to the meta site is important enough to warrant a link to his writing being on the main page. I do not support the wholesale removal of everything that he wrote from that page - even if it's obsolete now. User: 04:31, 15 February 2003
Is this what passes for "analysis" in this "community"? Hm. Yes you should know what a troll is, and what it isn't, but you should have one set of criteria. For instance: if rudeness is the criteria, LeeDanielCrocker and AxelBoldt and Zundark certainly fail it often enough. Jimbo on the other hand is rarely rude, and it pays off in the respect that people give him. 24 19:09, 12 April 2002
  • I'm not upset, although yes I've been rude in response to extreme rudeness and patronizing claims, and I have no issue with Jimbo other than the claim of "community". As an "it", I can't and won't "lead" wikipedia anywhere, and if it turns to any visions they will be those of the user base itself - to which I encourage you to contribute, especially if they contradict mine - which I revealed specifically so that you could, unlike your agenda which you seek to hide I think. Your assumptions of envy or power lust are your own, they are not mine. My paradigm rejects the idea that driving visions should come from the leaders. 24 23:19, 12 April 2002


Hi, my nick-name is Ettorre, but my name is Gregorio, lives in Genoa and I would be very happy as all the Italian wikipedians if you came to the meeting in Genoa. It forgives my English, but I am not a god in to speak it. User: 00:03, 23 February 2004


Hi Larry, I very much enjoyed your columns on subpages. I find it very interesting that Google made the same decision regarding the use of folders for email that wikipidians have made for sub-pages and using topics and sub-topics. Basically I think there is great wisdom in including everything at the general level (unless the use of subpages is needed to control the organization of a topic [like your example of poker]) and then allow labels and searching and linking to identify the relationships between things. This allows the comptuer to do what it does best - sort and manage large volumes of information - so that we don't have to. Google does the same thing by allowing you to label emails for organization puproses but does not limit you to that organization - unlike outlook where if I drop an email into the wrong folder I have trouble finding it later, or if I forget to label (opps - drop it into a folder) I have to search my archive.

Just wondering if you had made the connection between having all articles be on equal footing and Google's treatment of email similarly - there are similar comparisons for their delete or archive paradigm and the Candidates for speedy deletion etc. - Jim User:Trodel 16:13, 5 November 2004

NPOV Draft[edit]

Hi Larry, I would like to begin making suggestions for your updated draft, but was unsure how you would prefer them done. I will assume on the discussion page, but let me know if you have a different preference. Additionally, I really like the idea. I hope only to add some precision to a great idea. Dmarney 06:06, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Wikimedia Merchandise[edit]

Is that Wikimedia Merchandise secure? Please answer on my talk page. --Marshall Williams2 01:43, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Your account will be renamed[edit]

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