--- Gerard Meijssen <gja.meijssen(a)chello.nl> wrote:
naming convention issues and are thus specific to each Wikipedia.
the English Wikipedia we use, well, English to
name articles. Redirects
exist so that such a standardized taxobox would
work on any language wiki.
This list is not about en:wikipedia, it is about cooperation between the
wikipedia's. Your rants and raves are about the en:ToL; how great it is.
Well, it is and it is provincial because the data in en:ToL is of
Read what I wrote. I mentioned *specifically* that naming conventions are
language-specific. Thus what each language Wikipedia decides to name any
particular article is up to *them*. How is that a rant about how great ToL is
on the English Wikipedia?
WikiSpecies has a general usable and available Taxobox. There is a
parameter to the Taxobox function that is provided on call time by the
local wikipedia. The parameter holds the local vernacular name, it is
optional. Your choise. See my point? Nothing lost to en:ToL no problems
with naming conventions, big gains to all wikipedias.
This is a neat function that Wikimedia Commons should have (as I've stated
about five times now already). Elementboxes used in WikiProject Elements
articles would also benefit from this functionality as well as many other
As you dismiss all arguments without seeing further
than just en: you
invalidate all your arguments. To me it is all more of the same.
As you continue to not listen or even consider alternatives that do not consist
of creating a fork, you invalidate all your arguments and lose all your
Unhelpfull, hiding what you stand for .. What do you
stand for ? How is
it helpfull to others, to me ?
Being helpful would be to concentrate effort into Wikipedia and her sister
projects for this, not creating a fork. Being helpful would be to develop
functionality that would make this type of thing possible for other areas
outside of biolgoy (such as the chemistry example I gave). What I stand for is
preventing a huge drain of effort that is now used to create articles on
species in Wikipedia. I also stand against forks.
Since you have not provided a single example where ToL and Wikispecies will not
overlap, I'd say that you are being very unhelpful.
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