I thought you did not speak about the old Wikimedia Tools Labs (which was
extinguishing) but the new farm and that this was for finally adopting a
name after the migration. "toolforge" seems very unrelated to this farm,
even if it has a central catalog of hosted tools. Why a new domain ? Can't
that be compatible wit hthe base domain for all individual tools? Do you
intend to do this catalog also for tools that are in fact hosted also in
other farms (e.g. on Wikimedia sites, or even GitHub, or in each chapters'
domains, and possibly also for Wikia, and other sites using Mediawiki , or
Wikimedia wikis such as Wikidata, Commons, and individual lingusitic
editions of Wiktionary, possibly also the OSM wiki?)
Your project was not correctly described, so the confusion is
understandable, and this should be clearified if you intend to choose a
name, because you did not specify the scope of tools that the catalog would
cover: is it a companion of the Mediawiki site?
Or will it be even larger, to cover other things than just MediaWiki-based
wikis (e.g. other sites used by the WMF or its chapters and parters,
running with other CMS systems, such as Phabricator, and even other wiki
engines, or online forums, and extensions or bots for interacting with
2018-03-22 2:07 GMT+01:00 Nick Wilson (Quiddity) <nwilson(a)wikimedia.org>rg>:
There is no need or desire for a new interwiki link.
The question is
just about a potential new name for a single page - the
catalog/directory of various tools from various locations. It only has
a single URL. (possibly with php URL parameters for search results).
Individual Tools on Toolforge are linked with the existing interwiki
prefix [[toolforge:]] and will remain so.
I hope that helps clarify. Don't overcomplicate it! :D
On Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 3:02 PM, Philippe Verdy <verdy_p(a)wanadoo.fr>
So now I have suggested two alternatives for the
interwiki (yes I already
said that "th" was used by Thai when I said "NOT WMTH" which is
"Wikimedia Thailand"; there's no confusion between "WMTH" and
typos are very unlikely on any keyboard as "I" and "M" keys are far
- "with:" interwiki and "with.wikimedia.org" domain name (friendly in
pages if we link to "[[with:
Maptool/events]]", for a tool named
in the Wikimedia Tools Hub and taking some
- "toolhub: interwiki and
"toolhub.wikimedia.org" domain name (but less
friendly in wiki pages if we link to "[[toolhub: Maptool/events]]" for
same tool in a sentence, and it is longer to
In both cases the expanded name "Wikimedia Tools Hub" can be freely
adapted/translated, the short interwiki or the subdomain or the unique
abbreviation "WiTH" contains the "Tools Hub" meaning.
So I made two proposals on the same concept, list them and post a voting
page once you have more naming suggestions.
2018-03-21 22:52 GMT+01:00 James Hare <jhare(a)wikimedia.org>rg>:
> So I'm not a lawyer but I don't think there are trademark issues with
> "Toolhub" as a name. Assuming that's the case, I think it would be
the name consistently, with "toolhub:" as the interwiki prefix.
("th:" is used by Thai.)
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