[CCing to wikimediameta-l]
On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 8:06 AM, Florence Devouard <Anthere9(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
Given that I was the one who originally suggested that it would be a
good idea to open wmf editing thanks to flaggued revisions, I am not
going to say it is a bad idea.
However, considering wmf site as the official hosting of information
regarding all of our organization would be a huge mistake.
WMF needs to control its editorial content as it is a corporate website.
I concur ; wikimediafoundation.org
is the website of the Foundation,
and that's all.
Could this be hosted on meta ?
Yes, certainly. At least for a while.
But again, the role of that new site would be different from the role of
meta and this might enter in conflict, in particular with regards to the
In my opinion, meta-wiki already is the wiki of the wikimedia movement
/ community / <insert your preferred word here> ; it's the wiki where
people from various Wikimedia communities, chapters, and foundation
Wikimedia projets tend to have two main pages : one main page for
content (e.g. [[Main Page]]) and one main page for the community (e.g.
[[Project:Community portal]]). We could use this system on meta to
have two landing pages, one for PR and one for internal stuff (just
like on other Wikimedia projects).
I agree that meta tends to be a mess and it should be cleaned up. It's
not a new idea (see
the project was abandoned. Some months ago I was thinking about
creating a new namespace (say Historical:) to archive all the old
stuff and clean up the wiki a bit.
In a word, we shouldn't open a brand new community wiki just because
we're too lazy to clean up the one we've already got for years.
"Scribitur ad narrandum, non ad probandum." Quintilian