[Foundation-l] When is a Wikipedia not a Wikipedia ?

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Mon Apr 14 10:46:32 UTC 2008

When you go from one Wikipedia <http://wikipedia.org/> to the next, you
always expect an encyclopaedia. You expect things to be largely the same but
in a different language. According to Bugzilla bug
this is something that will change. The Alemannic community have found that
having a Wikipedia, a Wikibooks, a Wiktionary and a Wikiquote is more then
they can chew off.

What the Alemannic community has decided is to fold all the projects into
their Wikipedia and have separate name spaces for the content of their old
projects.  Their communities seem to have
this, they want their name spaces now or they will move all their
into the Wikipedia name space.

What I wonder is if this is something that the wider community is aware off
and, if this is considered to be acceptable. When such major changes are
going to happen, it makes sense to include the change to the more
appropriate gsw language tag.

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