Well if it is bad to split it up, why split it up at all?
And if we do split it up, why use an arbitrary border like the
national border between the Netherlands and Germany??
If Ron is indeed right that nds.wiki is written in Missingsch this
could be the heart of the problem. Missingsch will obviously be
difficult for people in the Netherlands to comprehend, and technically
Missingsch isn't even Low Saxon.
I think everybody will agree that we should always try to avoid
splitting a Wikipedia whenever we can. You say that there are enough
people that the new Wikipedia won't grow too slowly, but still it is a
division of what could, with a little work, be a single united
On 28/06/05, Wouter Steenbeek <musiqolog(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
Well if this is the case why not split it up on "dialect" rather than
country? We can have a Pommersch Wikipedia, an Oostfries Wikipedia, a
Stellingwarves Wikipedia, a Gruningens Wikipedia...
Since there are actually differences from dialect to dialect, instead
of a sudden change when you cross from Germany to the Netherlands or
viceversa, it would be ignoring the problem of dialect differences to
split it up based on countries.
That will cause more separate pedias than is desirable. Then you will have
to split the nds:-wikipedia in several pieces. They will certainly grew very
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