[Foundation-l] How I should consider GFDL in shared content?

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Mon Aug 28 17:39:41 UTC 2006

effe iets anders wrote:

>Ask the community to request the import-function. That function allows
>you to import an article from another wiki with keeping the history
The problem with that and transwikied articles in general is that it is 
only a raw history.  One cannot go to the edits on the history list to 
see what was changed.  This may be fine for fulfilling the technical 
requirements of GFDL, but many of the people in the history list may 
have contributed material that would be rejected on Wiktionary because 
it is encyclopedic.

I view the Transwiki section of Wiktionary as a temporary hold, and 
encourage rewriting an article from scratch, after which the Transwiki 
article can simply be deleted.


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