[Foundation-l] [Wikisource-l] A successful request not yet fulfilled

Jesse Martin (Pathoschild) pathoschild at gmail.com
Mon Apr 2 19:00:39 UTC 2007


We have not usurped anything. Users may continue using the
oldwikisource process and petitioning developers to create wikis.
Developers have shown a disinclination to do this, which is
understandable, but that is their free choice and not an order by the

The processes should eventually be merged when the subcommittee
process has been streamlined, but the key word is "merged". The old
and new will be combined to keep the best of each; for example, we
might continue using oldwikisource while throwing out the votes.

I don't see the old request process as being very successful, however.
The Old English Wikisource is being requested for closure (with near
unanimity) months after it was requested into existence. That wiki was
created despite the continued hosting of Old English content on the
English Wikisource, with no ready community, and with no test project.
Since then there has been no community and no content development. Not
really a smashing success.

* Closure request:

Yours cordially,
Jesse Martin (Pathoschild)

On 4/2/07, Yann Forget <yann at forget-me.net> wrote:
> Hello,
> Mark Williamson wrote:
> > I, for one, think it entirely unfair that you guys can just usurp a
> > so-far very successful process.
> >
> > I think most people will agree that there were flaws with requests for
> > NEW languages, but I think you will find it more difficult to find
> > people who think we had any problem with Wikisource and Wikinews
> > requests.
> >
> > I think (and this is just my opinion, but I would imagine at least
> > someone out there agrees with me) that you should leave Wikinews and
> > Wikisource be as they were before to process their own requests.
> >
> > Mark
> I, for once, ;o)
> agree with Mark here.
> The process of new Wikisource creation is working quite well so far,
> I don't see the need to change that.
> Regards,
> Yann
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