--- Stan Shebs <shebs(a)apple.com> wrote:
I think people are using "data" to mean
different things. If it
means language-independent data (maximum recorded length, say),
along with a way to splice it into each language's article, then
great, it would be just as beneficial as sharing images; each
language WP would get consistent statistics, which would eliminate
a major maintenance load, and speed creation of articles for all
the languages - just mention the common taxobox, or common general
characteristics, and boom, Bulgarian gets content just as good
Exactly the point of the Wikimedia Commons. No reason why wikispecies.org
be pointed to the project page for taxobox/species relational info on the
Commons. But all encyclopedic info (such as the example Jimbo gave from
fishbase) should go into the respective wikipedia language versions. If that
info is too much detail for the main article on any species/taxon, then
[[evolution of ...]] and [[biology of ...]] articles could go into the needed
detail with summaries left at the main entry.
But a common place to have things like taxoboxes will be most useful.
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