byronandpam at webmail
Dec 10, 2004, 6:21 AM
Post #2 of 2
On Mon, 6 Dec 2004 04:05:10 -0800 (PST)
Anthere <anthere9 [at] yahoo> wrote:
> >Hi,>now that we're about to move demo.wikinews.org to
> en.wikinews.org, we have >to think about a procedure for
> setting up other language domains. If any >decision on
> this matter has already been made by the Board, please
> let me >know.
> Not that I know.
> I would like that we three have time to discuss this
> before decisions are taken please.
> >It should be noted that on two of the language voting
> pages, no majority >was reached on starting the project.
> These are French and Chinese. Others >had very small
> participation.>In the original proposal, I suggested that
> Wikinews can be set up in any >accepted Wikimedia
> project language where there is at least one interested
> >participant, and that 4 more regulars are required for
> the language to be >recognized as "official", and for
> the firsts sysops to be created.
> I do think that "not recognising something official" even
> though it exists is nice
> but totally irrealistic. As soon as wikinews exists, then
> we could always try to pretend it only
> is "okay" in one language, but not okay or not part of
> wikimedia in another language, that would be
> just ink on paper. For editors and mostly for readers, it
> will be there.
> So, instead of pretending it is not recognised, we could
> 1) have a temporary adress of the type
> and 2) have a temporary logo rather than the official and
> 3) put a warning on top of it.
> I would like to ask the Board if this procedure is
> acceptable.If it is not, one possible >alternative would
> be to immediately set up language domains for any
> language where there >are more than 10 votes on the
> respective voting page on Meta, and more than 50% in
> favor. >This would currently mean Japanese and German.
> The vote could be re-opened, and kept >open permanently.
> I am opposed to this. There is little sense to set up a
> language just based on editors in this language
> supporting the global project. What should lead the
> creation of a language subdomain is presence of editors,
> not support at a global poll. If some people are
> interested, let's open the domain, if not, we do not need
> to let an empty wiki prey of vandals.
> I also think that the vote was meant to be global, not to
> decide which language would be created versus which
> languages would not be.
> thanks for all the updates and e-mails you have sent
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