Since the archive is public I registerd archiving this list via gmane.
You can access it as "gmane.science.linguistics.wikipedia.research" then.
I just read about Kasper Souren's work at Mali and the Fulfulde
Wikipedia ( see http://ff.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ndimaagu
). I asked myself
how to manage such small Wikipedias - especially how to avoid spam and
vandalism. So here is research question:
* How can small (language) Wikimedia Wikis be managed efectively?
According to the last Wikistat-cvs output there are 94 wikipedias with
no (sic!) active contributor (>5 edits) - 56 have never had a
contributor (5 of them with no single edit - I wonder why they were
created at all?) and 37 have contributors and more than 1 articles. Of
course we cannot push all of these languages but the questions are
* What small languages are used online?
* How do you get to know if a small Wiki gets a) its first users b)
vandalized - and how do you react the best way?
Thinking about this another research question occurs
* How are different Wikipedia languages connected via
** common users (overlap, interaction)
** translation (directed flow of information)
Since we do not have single-login we could use analysis of interwiki-links.
Enough ideas for the beginning - I have to progress the ideas I already
had first ;-)