Fully support. No creation of new sources without having a good bureaucrat
and admins. See what happened with some new domains in last months - one
edit a month or so.
I quess, that pages where it is not clear and where there is no language
category (like Telegu, Bulgarian...) will get a category like Unclear etc.
On this way we can see what belongs here and what belongs to a subdomain.
And everybody who creates a new page without a category must be contacted.
Might be we should present a sentence in red letters to the edit window.
----- Original Message -----
From: "ThomasV" <thomasV1(a)gmx.de>
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 2:26 PM
Subject: [Wikisource-l] subdomains created 3 months ago
: Three months have elapsed since the second wave of subdomains creation
: by Jens Frank, and little has been done to clean the main site.
: Some subdomain admins do not even seem to be aware of the problem.
: I do think, however, that we have a problem, when duplicate versions of
: a text exist for several months...
: In some cases, people imported texts on their subdomains and they did
: not blank the original pages, nor did they provide a list of the pages
: imported. In some cases pages have been imported using the import
: function, in other cases they were just copy-pasted. Sometimes the
: imported pages have been renamed and the redirect deleted, which
: makes them difficult to track.
: Sometimes people only seem to have imported a fraction of the text
: from the main site to their subdomain, whithout explaining the reasons
: for their choice. It could be that the texts they left on the main site
: not eligible for wikisource, but how the hell am I supposed to know if I
: do not speak the language?
: So far I deleted pages on the main site after checking that they were
: imported. But a lot of pages remain on the main site, that ough to
: belong to subdomains, and I am not able to tell whether they have
: been imported or not...
: I would like to delete them, because their presence on the main
: site is confusing : some occasional contributors do not realize
: that a subdomain has been created, and they keep editing pages
: on ws.org
, and adding new pages there.
: In two words : it is a mess.
: In the future, I do not want another subdomain to be created without
: there being someone in charge, who can supervise the import and
: quickly delete pages from ws.org
: For the moment, I am asking what to do with the pages on ws.org
: that sould be in a subdomain. Shall we delete them preventively,
: keeping in mind that we can restore them later if we realize they
: were not duplicates ?
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