Thanks, Victor, for correcting part of my text on my user page. I feel glad to be read and even corrected! If I understand you right you mean, there are exeptions to the rather general statements I made about wiki users from Africa. I agree fully. In the other hand you, with your native background and experience do not object to the critic I have towards WikiEd. Is that right? And if yes, how do you see this problem? Don't we have to discuss it publicly? Are the young folk you know from your projects for example able to use texts from WikiEd, or even to participate actively? Can they cope with these rather anonymous internet-relations? Greetings from Bavaria/South Germany, Günther
The current WIkiEd text syntaxes are about as friendly as it can be (at least to me). The few young people from my region who have participated i beleive are able to comprehend what its all about and use them appropriatly. However the challengers possed by other factors, such as power failours, slow connections and lack of time and financial resources to constantly be on the net is really affecting development here in Africa. The issue of anonymity may also be a factor, but that is why some of us (WikiNeigbhours) have taken it upon ourselves to try and give a personal touch to the pages of several users.
I agree with you however that there are numerous weeknesses to WikiEd and yes, they must be discussed publicly. Perhaps, we will be able to create a special development page for such discussions shortly?
--vmensah 09:06, 30 March 2008 (UTC)