It’s Friedrichsruh

Not riedrichsruh!!

Today I got my friend’s book on oral history. Exciting aside, I thought about an incident not long ago, which’s relevant.

I read an article that’s posted in a WeChat group and happened to see the writer’s in the group, so I asked him a question.

He started off by saying, “you must not know the history,” and went on to give an explanation. From his explanation, I’ve more questions. He was angry and left the group.

I was speechless. Why and how on earth he hasn’t realize the power of a question that can improve his article/project?

His writing of riedrichsruh looks so uncomfortable – half guessing it must be wrong so I googled it. (I forgot all the German I’ve learned… dumb of me!) Guess what? The word riedrichsruh (Otto von Bismarck passed away in Friedrichsruh) turns up many sites in Chinese. His included. This means most likely that they’re not doing his or her own research but is copying from someone who’d a typo.

Oh well… can’t say I didn’t try to help.

今天收到朋友的书,兴奋之余,感慨万分. 态度决定一切.
小事儿1: 不久前,在一个国内的群里看到一篇文章,正好写者也在,俺就问了个问题. 他回:“你大概不懂历史… ” 然后解释了一下. 俺的问题就更多了. 结果…写者佛袖而去.

俺目瞪口呆:同样如果有人问我问题,我会觉得感激 然后探讨. 因为批评 = 完善,特别快。

小事儿2: 好多年前我试过为维基百科写点东西. 那时刚刚出场 众说纷纭,称被诽谤的都有,所有没有写. 维基今非昔比, 14年后, 维基百科稳坐头十名最常用的网站. 为什么?因为一丝不苟的志愿者. 他们写的东西 (维基术语: 文章)都需要有证据可查, 有引文. 不~是~野~史.
我这几天找到了新毒品:维基. 天天在写新文章. 时时被否定,秒秒在被经验的编辑改. 从他们的质问中我学会了挺多挺快.
比如放张照片,他们问是谁照的什么时候照的 哪里照的. 因为美国和中国的法律不同. 我写的人已经过世90多年了 但是由于中国的法律是照相的人过世50年,所以他们一再追问. 或者干脆给我换个维基里的照片.
写矿. 他们问:是金矿,银矿?是煤矿,是我的疏忽. [大哭]
引文不够说服力. 逼得我一挖再挖. 敷衍了事根本行不通. 我对他们的认真感激不尽. 自然想起第一个小事儿的人. 真可悲,哥们,在混饭吃吧?
我喜欢问. 这么多年 “你大概不懂..” 还真是第一次听到.
如果你有什么好写的,维基百科还没有,我鼓励你去写. (英文比中文的严谨得多)照片3 应该是 Friedrichsruh. 我用这个 iredrichsruh 去 谷歌,照片4 全是中文的,大概都是抄的.
在此建议大家少喝一杯咖啡捐给维基百科. 我们以及我们的后代都受惠.
另外我有点惊奇的是:粤语,客家,吴语 也都是自立门户的“语言”而不是方言. [偷笑] 北京人方言方面太吃亏了 [闭嘴]
对维基的抱怨下次讲.

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