[Mediawiki-l] zh-min-nan for Holopedia at Wikipedia, please! [no forking]

Kaihsu Tai kaihsu at biop.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jul 7 09:44:32 UTC 2004


I am an admin on en:, but I hardly ever read this mailing
list, and only subscribed today.  The reason I subscribed is
because I am really quite upset and fed up about the
ridiculous treatment Holopedia at Wikipedia received -- the
free encyclopedia in the Taiwanese language
"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwanese_%28linguistics%29".

I came up with the idea of Holopedia
"http://weblog.holopedia.org/archives/holopedia.jpg".

The Most Serene Fellows Pektiong and Henry
"http://www.digitas.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/wiki/ken/ThoanKhe"
submitted an application to create Holopedia at Wikipedia.  The
intention was to prevent forking -- we could easily have run
MediaWiki somewhere else (and indeed we did, as a means of
testing -- but to prevent forking, I will not let you know
where we ran it).

We requested the hostname 'zh-min-nan', per RFC 3066
"http://www.iana.org/assignments/lang-tags/zh-min-nan".  I
registered the tag, so I should know.  Some silly person did
not honour our request, but created a syncretic monster
'zh-cfr' without consulting the community (to prevent
forking (and to prevent giving it any authority), I will not
let you know where the letters CFR came from).  Then, some
(other) silly person dictated 'minnan'.  Then, yet some
other person suggested the meaningless 'poj'.

Please honour our original, simple request and give us
"http://zh-min-nan.wikipedia.org/".  We are holding back
from editing at the moment because we still want to prevent
forking.  All the silly manoeuvre described above only works
against the non-forking -- a fundamental value of Wikipedia. 
Please, 
        CHANGE IT NOW to zh-min-nan! 
        CHANGE IT NOW! 
        CHANGE IT NOW!
Let's waste no more time.  Thank you very much.

        CHANGE IT NOW!
        CHANGE IT NOW!
        CHANGE IT NOW to zh-min-nan!  Have you changed it?



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