I agree with Yann, simply reopening this encyclopedia until an agreement or a final
decision is made will only bring back the chronic problems that haunted the project in the
past (i.e. vandalism, trolling). Furthermore, I believe that the political question has to
be removed from the discussion regarding practical considerations. What I mean is that
unless sufficient support is garnered for the project, discussions regarding whether how
to implement the new system are premature. I believe that this was the problem with the
initial launch of the Mo project, there was too little constructive support in the
beginning, and that as a result the portal served only as an arena for trolls. Therefore,
I believe that this time it might be best to keep the projected isolated for some time (in
the incubator perhaps) until there will be proof of enough support to demonstrate the
potential for growth of the encyclopedia (i.e. more than one user).
Yann Forget <yann(a)forget-me.net> wrote: Hello,
Gerard Meijssen wrote:
Andre Engels schreef:
On the Moldavian Wikipedia it says for over a
month "This wiki has been
closed for now." Is there any outlook on whether 'for now' means 'for
or that it will be re-opened at some time? I am asking because I want to
know what to do with the interwiki for the bot. If the wiki is closed down
for good, I intend to remove them silently; if it will be opened up again
some time soon, I want to keep them in the same way as to 'normal'
The closure was done without the consent of the board. The language
I think that part of the problem is that the mess exists *because* the
power-to-be (board, language committee, whatever...) let the situation
deteriorates untill it got unmanageable. I hope that we will learn from
committee was asked to formulate an opinion, it is not
of the opinion
that the current situation is good. We proposed that this wiki would be
reopened and that discussions would start on how the Moldovan and the
Romanian Wikipedia can work together. An essential part of the time
frame that will exist before this merger is that any vandalism will
result in a ban for all the projects that such a person is involved in.
It is particularly the vandalism that made the huha around the Moldovan
Wikipedia so unpalatable.
An agreement has to be found *before* the project to re-open.
Some procedures, some admins / bureaucrats (I would suggest at least two
native speakers, one using Latin script and one using Cyrillic script)
and a mediation committee are needed before reopening.
I don't want to play Wikipedia task force again on a working project.
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