[Foundation-l] Belarusan Wikipedia

Oldak Quill oldakquill at gmail.com
Sat Mar 31 05:11:31 UTC 2007

On 31/03/07, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> On 3/31/07, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> > On 3/31/07, Oldak Quill <oldakquill at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > Nor is it closed; it lives at
> > > > http://be-x-old.wikipedia.org/
> > >
> > > Living in a vegetative, comatose fashio, though. The database is locked.
> >
> > It shouldn't be. I'll try to figure out what's going on there.
> Ah, apparently a misunderstanding; Brion thought a move to "be-x-old"
> was meant to imply that it is an archive of the existing Wikipedia.
> The "old" refers to the orthography, not the wiki.
> I have asked him to remove the lockfile; both wikis should be editable
> now. Mind you, it might be a good idea to merge them, to kill one of
> them, or whatever. This is for the community to work out, and I'm not
> going to have us impose a preference for any solution.
> For now, the only thing we have authorized the LangCom to decide is
> what the language codes for the respective versions should be if they
> are to be separate. *Not* to close or lock wikis. That is not within
> the authority of the LangCom.

Thanks for clearing this up. I think the unannounced lock was one of
the main points of confusion and contention among the community.

Oldak Quill (oldakquill at gmail.com)

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