> But why is everything at en.wikipedia.org?
would make a great deal more sense.
This is partly for historic reasons. Wikipedia and Wiktionary stats were
already placed at en.wikipedia.org
, so I just extended that scheme for other
Moving the stats now would break a lot of links, not all links on wikipedia
pages are to the sitemap pages, so I guess each html file would need a
Similarly why is common.wikipedia.org
not named common.wikimedia.org? Other
Wikimedia projects can benefit from a shared resource pool as well.
I guess these small inconsistencies are a fact of life. I can live with it,
but if redirecting all existing links is easy, I don't mind moving all stats