On 12/18/2012 11:21 AM, Chad wrote:
On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 1:14 PM, Quim Gil <qgil(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
* @wikimediatech is fine as a bot driven account. As soon as I find out
has access to that account I will propose a rename to something
for naming consistency (privately, this is like discussing domain names).
Followers will be unaffected.
This shouldn't be renamed imho, since it's not about MediaWiki--it's about
Wikimedia tech generally.
We agree on the meaning. Let's try to agree on the words.
This is a side effect of this ambiguous use of "MediaWiki" /
"Wikimedia-tech" that we haven't resolved yet.
"MediaWiki" as in MediaWiki project, MediaWiki community, MediaWiki
groups... Not just MediaWiki Core.
For outsiders, we can be found at mediawiki.org
and therefore it's easy to
identify us as MediaWiki. It's also easy to explain that MediaWiki powers
Wikipedia. But explaining Wikimedia is more complex, and then making a cut
to isolate "Wikimedia tech" is just too much for the casual reader.
Hence the idea of simplifying with MediaWiki as a general term.
For instance, the proposal says:
Description: "News from the MediaWiki project. Powering Wikipedia and the
But I don't think that description is accurate at all. "The MediaWiki
refers to MediaWiki--not other WMF sites.