[Foundation-l] Moldovan Wikipedia
gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 22:18:26 UTC 2007
You are wrong, the Romanian Wikipedia is in the Latin script.. the Moldovan
is not, consequently your conclusion does not follow from your argument.
On Nov 8, 2007 6:54 PM, Thomas Goldammer <thogol at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Since it doesn't have content different from the Romanian wiki
> (probably with some exceptions but anyway), it can easily be deleted.
> (Maybe interested people should get time to make a copy if they
> haven't yet done.)
> 2007/11/8, Johannes Rohr <jorohr at gmail.com>:
> > Hi everyone,
> > the Moldovan Wikipedia at http://mo.wikipedia.org has now been locked
> > almost a year (last modification of the main page is dated 16 November
> > 2006). When you hit alt+shift+e, you are presented a message saying,
> > Wikipedia is locked "for now". The main page has no explanation
> > whatsoever why this wiki is locked, it doesn't even say /that/ it is.
> > In 2006, community members proposed the closure of this wiki for a
> > of reasons, the discussion is available at
> > To sum up the reasons presented by the proposers:
> > - Moldovan is identical with Romanian, it is just a different name for
> > the same language;
> > - The Moldovan Wikipedia is in the Cyrillic script, which is not used
> > in Moldova, except for the breakaway republic of Transnistria, where it
> > is used in schools, but only because it is forcibly imposed by the
> > Russian-speaking government. (see
> > http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3631436.stm)
> > - The Moldovan Wikipedia contains almost no original content, most
> > articles are transliterations from the Romanian edition,
> > - While it was active, it had virtually no native contributors, the main
> > author wrote in dictionary-aided broken Romanian.
> > Now, what we have since the database was locked a year ago is an
> > uneditable project with several thousand pages. This is quite obviously
> > not a good thing, not least because it makes interwiki conflicts
> > unfixable.
> > I feel that this situation is not sustainable and should be resolved in
> > one way or another.
> > Personally I am in favour of starting a formal proposal for the deletion
> > of this wiki, similar to the one regarding the Siberian Wikipedia (see
> > http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Deletion_of_Siberian_Wikipedia ).
> > If there are any other opionions or suggestions, I am looking forward to
> > reading them.
> > Thanks,
> > Johannes
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