On 9/12/05, Pawe? Dembowski <fallout at lexx.eu.org> wrote:
Well, we still
wouldn't split the two, because it's still lunacy to split.
Why don't we just have a Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia then instead of
separate ones for each dialect?
Oh, but we do have that! We have BOTH a Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia (sh:)
AND separate Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian ones. Which I think is a
HIGHLY undesirable situation.
For this reason I have locked the Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia half a year
ago, but the pressure to unlock it got too strong, so I unlocked it
again. But only under protest. I think we should either have sh: or
sr+bs+hr:, but not both.
By the way, there is an issue with the Chinese languages there too -
if we get a separate Kantonese Wikipedia, we should not keep a Chinese
one alongside. Rather, we should make that into a Mandarin Wikipedia,
or even better, move each article to whatever language it has been
The two situations are different at all. The ZH Wikipedia is now in fact Mandarin
Wikipedia. No articles in Kantonese, Minnan, Hakka , Wuu etc. are written there. If
someone wrote in zh wikipedia an article by the language of Test-zh-yue, it will soon
be deleted or translated into Chinese to make users of zh wikipedia understand it.