I agree entirely with Dovi and I could not have said it better.
In addition, it would be quite proper to discuss this with the community
there first. There is also a mailing list for Wikisource.
Dovi Jacobs a écrit :
Hi. The model that Wikisource follows here is similar
Just as at Wikiversity, the Wikisource "incubator" is within Wikisource itself.
We consider this to be a much more supportive (and better monitored) environment for new
languages (rather than the generic incubator.wikimedia.org
) for a number of reasons. When
such languages are ready, they can then recieve their own subdomains. Until then, they
always have a proper place to build their content.
In fact, my personal suggestion is that new test languages for all existing Wikimedia
projects (Wikipedia, Wikibooks, etc.) should be hosted by those projects themselves,
rather than at a generic incubator. The Wikiversity/Wikisource model works very nicely
indeed, providing a closer sense of a project-wide environment for new test-languages,
with a common logo and framework for parallel new languages in the project, while the
generic incubator is rather cold and unfriendly (take a look at its main page). There is
no way that a single separate wiki for all new languages in all projects at once can
provide proper guidance, supervision, and monitoring. Perhaps the incubator would be
better left for testing entirely new Wikimedia projects.
As for the Wikisource portal, because it is at wikisource.org
rather than on Meta, you
will find that it is much better supported than the portals for other Wikimedia projects,
which are often out-of-date ("out-of-site" >> "out-of-mind"),
and often have aesthetic or other problems that take longer to fix. People go to
Wikisource and make direct suggestions for Portal updates right there at the talk page,
and Wikisource admins take care of things immediately because they are always around at
the wiki. Here too, this may be a better model than the convention for other projects.