FYI: The other email sent to this mailing list is not the case I asked
around (and I haven't got any response from the university yet). Also the
top signature there is actually the user behind lrcwiki (you can find his
name in archives).
On Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 1:02 AM MF-Warburg <mfwarburg(a)googlemail.com> wrote:
Am Fr., 9. Okt. 2020 um 02:20 Uhr schrieb Amir Sarabadani <
Beside the general note that I'm requesting for closure not because I
don't understand the wiki (I don't understand Chinese Wikipedia, I'm not
requesting for its closure though, even several Iranian languages like ckb
that I don't understand, I'm actually helping them to get on their feet,
like see my bot's edits on ckbwiki
but I'm requesting on the grounds that no Lur person I have talked to (from
diverse backgrounds, ages, rural/urban backgrounds, different regions,
etc.) couldn't understand the wiki. Actually fun fact, my then-roommate in
university dorm is Lur and from Khorramabad and he was one of the first
ones who said he couldn't understand it. Laki and Luri Khorramabadi are
completely different things.
Re your general note - that should be clear to everyone and I hope that
the proponents of lrc.wikipedia don't come up with more such nonsense which
only makes them look bad.
Regarding renaming the wiki: (My sysadmin hat on)
impossible. We only renamed be-x-old to be-tarask and it still causing
issues (last month all interwiki links to be-tarask broke), I have some
plans to improve it, especially handling of discrepancies between the
dbname and dns name but it's going to take a while. Also a rename is only
redirecting the traffic from dns, the database name stays the same (and
it's definitely unchangeable for lots of reasons, let me know if you want
to know more). So if we rename lrc.wikipedia.org
it still will be named lrcwiki in the database and prevents us from having
an actual lrcwiki if the time comes.
(My sysadmin hat off). I don't understand the content but I have a
feeling it's not very much salvageable even for the lkiwiki (Imagine
pretending to be German Wikipedia but actually being written in Dutch, it
shows itself in the content too).
Thank you for reading my long emails :D
The easiest solution for a "rename" would probably be to create a new wiki
and do an import. But we are probably far away from this being necessary
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