On Sun, Oct 09, 2005 at 06:35:12PM -0700, Mark Williamson wrote:
Rather than letting politics blind you, why not try to
look at things
from the point of view of "What will be best for the Wikipedia in my
language?". I think that the answer to this, is a merger of these 3
Wikipedias, because it will result in a much larger workforce and much
more power and capability.
Currently, Croatian WP has just over 10000 articles, Serbian WP has
just over 14000 articles, and Bosnian WP has almost 5000 articles.
Now, imagine, if all people from all 3 Wikipedias had been working
together from the start, maybe we'd have 30000 articles in a unified
Serbocroatian WP already.
Yes, you might have 30K articles, but you also wouldn't have an
encyclopedia, because the articles would fluctuate in
language/style/whatever randomly. And as an added bonus, you'd have a
massive potential for an edit war in every single article, as people
couldn't agree on the norm used.
I myself have complained at the sh: editors already for being silly and
combining things that were never combined even during SFRY, but I'm not
particularly interested in shutting their version down. It's clutter, but
it's fairly harmless. Combining all four into one, now that would be a
particularly ghastly idea.
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