[Foundation-l] Country portals

Marcus Buck me at marcusbuck.org
Fri Jun 18 19:00:50 UTC 2010

Casey Brown hett schreven:
> I created a page about country portals a while ago (things like
> wikipedia.de), with the intention of asking people to take a look at
> it, make sure everything was right, and expand it... but I never got
> around to it and here I am now. ;-)
> The page is here: <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Country_portals> and
> I'd appreciate it if you made sure that your local portal is on there.
>  If you know anything about portals, please add to the page. :-)

In an edit comment editing 
<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Country_portals> User:Nemo_bis asked 
''do we really want random people to create such portals?''
I agree that the portals shouldn't be created by random people. They 
also shouldn't be created by chapters. They should be created by the 
Foundation. The Foundation should create a uniform portal for all 
ccTLDs. The design should be uniform, each domain should provide access 
to the Wikipedias in all languages autochthonously spoken in the 
respective country. And the portals should be fully localizable using 
Translatewiki translations.

And ideally the same would be done for our other projects.

I don't think it is acceptable, that domains are monolingual or offer 
access to one project only or even redirect to a single project when the 
country the ccTLD refers to has in fact many languages. Some domains are 
unregistered or registered by thirds, sometimes redirecting to a single 
project, sometimes redirecting to non-Wikimedia-related sites.

Marcus Buck

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