[Foundation-l] A dangerous precedent

Austin Hair adhair at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 00:05:38 UTC 2007

On Dec 26, 2007 5:47 PM, Andrew Whitworth <wknight8111 at gmail.com> wrote:
> It is interesting, although more on the larger issues of:
> * What constitutes a viable wikipedia language project? Do some
> languages not deserve to have a Wikipedia? Or, conversely, do we
> create a new wikipedia for every single conlang in existence?
> * When, if ever, can the foundation step in to "fix" a language
> project that may have gone astray? Is there a way to evaluate the
> progress and status of a language project to determine if it is
> generally "good" or "bad"?
> * What are the criteria for closing a project, moving a project
> to/from the incubator, etc?
> * What are people's general feelings about using an automatic
> translator bot to populate large numbers of pages?
> These are all well worth discussion here and on meta.

Indeed, and all worthy of their own dedicated threads.  (In fact, all
of them have been covered several times here in the past.)  The
continued discussion of the fate of the Volapük Wikipedia, however, is
best left to the forum in which it's being decided, rather than
cross-posted flamewars.


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