[Foundation-l] A successful request not yet fulfilled
birgitte_sb at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 5 14:00:48 UTC 2007
I would point out that the person who intiated that
request was not even aware that el.WS was already
hosting ancient greek texts at the time. My opinion
is that we should not duplicate efforts across
multiple wikisources. As I said then, if further
experience shows us there is significant problem the
situation should be debated at that point, not before
people even try to work it out. I also believe that
there are a number of solutions to your valid concern,
outside of creating a marginally viable subdomain.
--- Mark Williamson <node.ue at gmail.com> wrote:
> There was some debate about this regarding Ancient
> Should Ancient Greek texts be put on the Greek
> Wikisource, since the
> interface is by default in Modern Greek, which will
> be difficutl to
> understand for some people looking for texts in
> Ancient Greek? Should
> it have its own Wikisource with an interface in
> Ancient Greek?
> Nobody suggested housing it at Oldwikisource... but
> I for one was in
> favor of having a new Wikisource with an interface
> in Ancient Greek.
> On 05/04/07, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net>
> > Yann Forget wrote:
> > >Hello,
> > >
> > >
> > >>On 4/2/07, *Birgitte SB* wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Due to past conversations I have had with
> > >> involved with incubator, I read the comment
> > >> "merging processes" differently than you
> did. Perhaps
> > >> I am mistaken, and that is not what was
> meant in this
> > >> case.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >This clearly shows the misunderstanding of what
> Wikisource is and what
> > >[[:oldwikisource:]] is meant for.
> > >
> > >Although some Wikipedias will remain small for a
> long time because of
> > >lack of contributors, some Wikisources will never
> get more than a few
> > >dozen or hundreds of pages, simply because the
> original content in that
> > >language doesn't exist. Another example is
> Sanskrit (a bit more than
> > >1700 pages) which could qualify to have its own
> subdomain because of the
> > >amount of content, but does not because of lack
> of contributors.
> > >Although we could dream to have the whole of
> Shakespeare and Victor Hugo
> > >translated in Sanskrit, the quantity of existing
> Sanskrit texts will
> > >never be more than a few thousand pages. For some
> other languages, it
> > >will ever be much less, so creating and
> *maintaining* a wiki for only a
> > >few pages is quite a waste of work and time.
> That's why
> > >[[:oldwikisource:]] exists and will continue to
> do so. In that sense,
> > >this interwiki name is also badly chosen.
> > >
> > Of course the fundamental difference is that a
> Wikipedia is there for
> > the benefit of those who currently write in and
> work in that language.
> > A Wikisource contains texts in its language even
> if it is a dead
> > language. Old English texts do not need a
> complete interface in Old
> > English.
> > Ec
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