Sounds good to me.
If all the non-English wikipedias want to swim in the same pool with the English
wikipedia, why not? Why should there be barriers?
It reminds me of a joke: England and America are two peoples separated by a common
I don't get it either!
From: Brion Vibber [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, December 06, 2002 3:39 PM
To: wikipedia-l; intlwiki-l(a)wikipedia.org
Subject: Re: [Wikipedia-l] Wiki consolidation: Please base this on
On Fri, 2002-12-06 at 10:55, Poor, Edmund W wrote:
Why do you want all projects to share the same user
1) Common user database: single account/login for all languages and
meta, saving a lot of trouble for a lot of people
2) Common file upload area: don't have to copy 200 flag images over to X
wiki because they were put in an English-only section; they'll be
available to all
3) Common link database: *Much* easier to track interlanguage links (and
image files linked to from articles in the various languages), including
detection of nonexistent articles and automatic backlinking to the other
languages, even for articles that don't exist in the current language
but are linked to from others (eg, "no article on this topic is yet
available in Florthapian ([[create one now!]]), but it's available in
[[Upper Wuvian]] and [[Quenya]]")
4) As the number of languages running on the new server as separate
wikis increases, maintenance gets more difficult.
Please comment at:
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com
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