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 Definition A Romance language spoken in Italy and Switzerland. [d] [e]
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Apologies for starting this article with a detail. It arises out of a discussion I am having on Wikipedia: I decided to make sure it was right here. Hopefully the experts will be along soon. Ro Thorpe 17:55, 14 October 2007 (CDT)

You're still working on Wikipedia? Why??  :-)

Please make sure you remove all the unused templates here, as well as language codes...well, just look at CZ:WP2CZ. And check that "Content is from Wikipedia?" checkbox! --Larry Sanger 21:56, 5 November 2007 (CST)

Sorry I forgot the checkbox - it's a long time since I brought anything in from WP, but I was tired of there being just that fragment, & it's a very good article - Ro Thorpe 08:25, 6 November 2007 (CST)

Some templates removed...Ro Thorpe 14:54, 6 November 2007 (CST)...but there are problems with the ones in the infobox. By the way, the reason I still hang out with the Wicked Pedia crowd occasionally is that there is a lot of good stuff there that will never be recreated here, especially by non-anglophones. I went to see if Leevi Madetoja was ready for importation: some idiot had thrown out a lot of good content since I last edited, typical, so, yes, I restored it. For now, I'll write a stub with the main info, while waiting for others to perfect/vandalise it further. (OK, hardly a core article; but I wonder if anyone has had the nerve to start Beethoven yet...) - Ro Thorpe 16:48, 8 November 2007 (CST)

Oh, that's all right--I was speaking tongue in cheek. I don't fault anyone for participating on Wikipedia. I do take issue with your claim that good stuff there will never be recreated here. We'll likely have a million articles before five or ten years. All good things come to those who wait. And not necessarily that long, either. People think I'm joking or that I'm engaging in merely wishful thinking when I say this, but I'm not. The evidence, and my observation of content communities that grow at accelerating rates, make this a reasonable thing to expect, or to hope for anyway. --Larry Sanger 18:09, 8 November 2007 (CST)

Thanks for making that clear. I've removed the WP content, and, to paraphrase myself, hopefully the experts will be along sooner rather than later. That solves the unused template problem, too. Meanwhile, incrementalism rules, & last night I created a Ludwig van Beethoven stub... Ro Thorpe 08:32, 9 November 2007 (CST)

Hi Ro. I can totally relate to you when people start vandalizing your contributions with no explanations. That's why I got tired of Wikipedia and moved here. -- Hugo Voisard
Thanks. Coincidentally, I discovered today one of the WP articles I had edited had been completely wiped and replaced with one on a similarly-named but different subject. Ro Thorpe 16:48, 4 January 2008 (CST)
Only the Shadow knows what evil lurks in the heart of WP. I'm afraid to look at any of the articles to which I contributed heavily. Hayford Peirce 17:07, 4 January 2008 (CST)