[Foundation-l] Fate of "Simple English"

Brion Vibber brion at pobox.com
Wed Feb 22 19:32:53 UTC 2006

Will someone explain what we have these "Simple English" sites for?

It's recently come to my attention that there's a simple.wiktionary.org as well
(probably created by accident when Wiktionaries were bulk-created) and
somebody's been editing it and is now requesting a custom logo.

In the four years or so I've been here, nobody's *ever* had a clear picture of
what the "Simple English" Wikipedia was meant for: who it's targetted at, what
kind of "simple" is meant, what's appropriate or not appropriate.

Having a Wiktionary too looks completely useless IMHO. It's bad enough that it's
an unstructured wiki for a dictionary, but without knowing its purpose? Bah.

What are we doing with these? What are they here for? Who are they here for? Do
we actually want to keep them?

-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)

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