> No, you lose much more. You can not easily combine the content of two
> "free" encyclopedias and get something that is "free". You can not copy
> images from the English Wikipedia to the German Wikipedia anymore because
> the "fair use" right works not this way in Germany.
What? Since when has the German Wikipedia moved to a German-based server?
Well, I know for a fact that it hasn't so German law has no bearing on the
legality of having "fair user" (per US law) images on the German Wikipedia.
However, those people who are subject to German law may be legally barred from
uploading such images. But there are plenty of German-speaking Wikipedians
living outside of Germany to do this.
-- Daniel Mayer (aka mav)
I have added
InterWiki prefixes, because we currently do not support parameters in the
[[Special:]] namespace, and this was the lazy way to provide a much needed
quickfix. Among other things, this allows us to put
on the user page of a known vandal, making it easier to fix his edits from
As you might expect, these InterWiki links point to en:. I pondered
picking a name like EnHistory, EnContris etc., but I wanted something
intuitive. If other languages want the same functionality, prefixes like
"SeitenHistorie","BenutzerBeitraege" and "LinksAuf" can be easily added
(i.e. local equivalents).
Note that if we change the functionality of [[Special:]], things like
[[Special:MovePage->nul|Click here]] also become possible unless we
specifically forbid them.