Yes, and that is why Wikipedia has something like 50 or 75 Wikipedias
with over 1000 articles, but you folks at Wikitravel only have 5
DIFFERENT LANGUAGES TOTAL!
If you guys are truly concerned about internationalism, it might be a
good idea to rethink policy a bit. If you''re not willing to change
things completely, you could at least change the numbers from 5
contributors to 4 or 3 or 2, and require less detail in reports, and
not closing down any Wiki if it has upwards of a cewrtai number of
Of course, if you guys enjoy having only a couple languages all from
rich Western European nations, I won't try to change your preferences.
On Mon, 01 Nov 2004 13:34:37 -0500, Evan Prodromou <evan(a)wikitravel.org> wrote:
On Mon, 2004-01-11 at 13:34 +0000, Rowan Collins
As has been pointed out, just the number of
initial contributors is a
bad indicator; but we do need some indication that a solid community
is likely to emerge; and personally, I don't think number of fluent
speakers (or even fluent speakers with net connections) provides this
On Wikitravel, this is the deal:
1. There needs to be at least 5 users pledged to start up the wiki.
2. There needs to be one contact person for the new wiki.
3. The contact person has to make a monthly report about the state
of the wiki: what's been happening, advances, debates, changes
in policy or guidelines, etc.
4. If there's no or very little editing on the wiki for a month, or
if the reports stop coming in, or if generally the thing just
starts winding down, the wiki goes inactive. We turn off the
wiki software, and make the content available in case someone
else wants to use it.
Evan Prodromou <evan(a)wikitravel.org>
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