Since it doesn't have content different from the Romanian wiki
(probably with some exceptions but anyway), it can easily be deleted.
(Maybe interested people should get time to make a copy if they
haven't yet done.)
2007/11/8, Johannes Rohr <jorohr(a)gmail.com>om>:
the Moldovan Wikipedia at http://mo.wikipedia.org
has now been locked for
almost a year (last modification of the main page is dated 16 November
2006). When you hit alt+shift+e, you are presented a message saying, this
Wikipedia is locked "for now". The main page has no explanation
whatsoever why this wiki is locked, it doesn't even say /that/ it is.
In 2006, community members proposed the closure of this wiki for a number
of reasons, the discussion is available at
To sum up the reasons presented by the proposers:
- Moldovan is identical with Romanian, it is just a different name for
the same language;
- The Moldovan Wikipedia is in the Cyrillic script, which is not used
in Moldova, except for the breakaway republic of Transnistria, where it
is used in schools, but only because it is forcibly imposed by the
Russian-speaking government. (see
- The Moldovan Wikipedia contains almost no original content, most
articles are transliterations from the Romanian edition,
- While it was active, it had virtually no native contributors, the main
author wrote in dictionary-aided broken Romanian.
Now, what we have since the database was locked a year ago is an
uneditable project with several thousand pages. This is quite obviously
not a good thing, not least because it makes interwiki conflicts
I feel that this situation is not sustainable and should be resolved in
one way or another.
Personally I am in favour of starting a formal proposal for the deletion
of this wiki, similar to the one regarding the Siberian Wikipedia (see
If there are any other opionions or suggestions, I am looking forward to