[Foundation-l] Montenegrin request for new language wikipedia

SJ Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Sat Dec 2 20:51:23 UTC 2006

Can we please have a separate list for language discussions, something 
like language-l at wikimedia.org ?

This request has come up many times before; we now have a dedicated 
language group, steady traffic on the requests for new languages page, and 
enough experienced people thinking constantly about language issues, that 
it makes some sense to give these discussions their own archive.

Of course people should always be welcome to come to foundation-l to 
discuss this kind of organizational issue, but then it would at least be 
possible to request a specific type of proposal, to say at some point "it 
is not productive to continue this thread on the general foundation list", 
or to ask each participant in a flame war to limit themselves to one post 
per day on the topic.

These language issues are extremely important; but they involve a small 
number of repeated stances and counter-stances.  There are also many other 
extremely important foundation-level issues which are not being discussed 
as much as they should be, and which are harder to define -- making it 
harder to have enthusisatic flame wars about them -- which should be 
given their own room.

-- SJ

On Sat, 2 Dec 2006, Darko Bulatovic wrote:

> Birgitte SB wrote:
>> --- geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 12/2/06, Darko Bulatovic <mail at itam.ws> wrote:
>>>> Today when war is over and we know everything what
>>> happen and we did go
>>>> peacefully for our freedom, you make you self
>>> blind and you talk me
>>>> about working under Serbian wikipedia?
>>> No not the Serbian wikipedia. En is not the English
>>> wikipedia it is
>>> the English language wikipedia. Just because there
>>> was once a country
>>> called England does not mean that the wikipedia
>>> belongs to that
>>> country. Instead wikipedias are divided by language.
>>> In this case the
>>> correct name for the language would probably be
>>> Serbo-Croatian.
>> This right here is the key the whole thread.
>> Wikipedia sub-domains are seperated by written
>> languages not nations.  The goal should be to have the
>> least amount of subdomains possible to concetrate
>> reasources.  When in doubt we should not create a
>> subdomain.
>> The question I have is are we going to examine all
>> current (or at least inactive) subdomains in the near
>> future for merging possibilities?
>> Birgitte SB
> Birgittee,
> Dont put words in my mouth, it is rude thing to do. As this is not key
> it is just one fact in the history of Balkan. And Balkan is not UK. And
> this comparison just shows that you don't have a clue what you talk about.
> Darko Bulatovic
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