On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 15:35:42 +0200, Anthere <anthere9(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
Again, we have grown too big to spend our time to go
to each of the 50
projects in turn to ask people their opinion. This is just impossible.
Actually, it is only thirty times as hard as going to each of two
projects to ask people their opinion... and doesn't require a Board
member's attention. I don't think it is too much to ask that the 15
largest wiki communities have this kind of direct feedback about major
announcements in their own language.
We have a number of translators in each language who would be happy to
spend 5 minutes a week translating important notices for their local
projects. What we don't have, is a page (one per language) dedicated
to brief, globally-interesting announcements, where contributors are
careful to write simply (for translation), and which is translated
actively. See [[m:Announcements]] for a somewhat silly example.
[Goings-on is many things to many people, but it is not this place.]
With such multilingual content, we could also generate an announcements
mailing-list which would exist only to disseminate announcements, without
the responses and emotional exchanges which keep many people from
subscribing to current wikipedia lists.
Some time ago, I suggested that we have a system to
publish an message
on all wikipedia at the same time, precisely for these types of general
message; it basically met no answer but one.
And this would be wonderful -- a small button on every logged-in page
which lights up slightly when there is a new global announcement.
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