[Foundation-l] [Fwd: Re: Do WMF want enwp.org?]

Brian J Mingus brian.mingus at Colorado.EDU
Wed May 11 06:02:34 UTC 2011

On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 11:51 PM, Keegan Peterzell <keegan.wiki at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 12:33 AM, Brian J Mingus
> <brian.mingus at colorado.edu>wrote:
> >
> > It seems that giving w.net/com/org to the WMF would be in line with his
> > vision of no corporation controlling a letter.
> >
> >
> +1 for the idealism, but I'd like to add the concept is quite silly if you
> consider the bulk of the internet users and their relevant care to domain
> names.  It's pretty slim.  Heck, pitchfork.com used pitchforkmedia.com for
> many, many years without qualms.  Users see the URL and bookmark it.
> --
> ~Keegan
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Keegan

I think the advantage is that it would allow us to generalize the concept
behind enwp.org, which is that we want short urls for all languages and all
projects. I'm thinking along the lines of http://en.wp.w.org . From that
angle I would say that short urls of this type have become rather popular.
You could of course use goo.gl, but then your url is obfuscated, whereas in
this case it's not.

Brian Mingus
Graduate student
Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
University of Colorado at Boulder

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