[Foundation-l] Still wikipediocentric
gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 19:51:32 UTC 2012
It was a bad plan to create a Wikipedia in all these languages. It is made
worse by not creating wikis that have an equivalent on any of the
"other" WMF projects. When you think that the other projects are treated
fairly, please reconsider. What is clear is that what I used to call the
"other" languages are now getting proper attention. There is a chance that
the "other" projects will be getting more attention. One reason for this is
that for some languages in India the "other" projects are as relevant as
the Wikipedia in that language.
At this time the lack of attention for the other projects is systemic.
The notion that a Wiki for other projects can be asked negates the real
On 15 January 2012 20:30, John Du Hart <compwhizii at gmail.com> wrote
> If you would like a wiki to be created on the beta, request it. I don't
> know why peter thought it was a good idea to create Wikipedias in every
> language, that wasn't the initial plan. It even says right on the front
> "The list of all projects now available can be listed below, in case you
> want to set up another wmf wiki, please request it here"
> Instead of complaining, ask first. Is it that hard?
> On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 1:42 PM, Luiz Augusto <lugusto at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dear all,
> > I was the [[:m:User:555]], mainly active on the last years of my
> > actions on Wikimedia Commons and Wikisource. I've left the Wikimedia
> > projects mainly because the lack of energy from my side to keep trying to
> > get free time to work in projects fully neglected by the Wikimedia staff,
> > developers team and some volunteers in the core of the Foundaction acts.
> > A friend told me about the http://labs.wikimedia.beta.wmflabs.org/ .
> > checked
> > ..
> > surprise! no Wikisource wikis with blue color links! I asked myself
> > random things about the [[bug:21653]] lasted for 26 months until gets
> > PARTIALLY fixed and decided to check some 'Recent changes' pages and
> > this:
> > http://pt.wikisource.org/w/index.php?diff=prev&oldid=233269
> > Come on guys! What is the point to run a bot spamming on all wikis if the
> > tests are only to the Wikipedias? Attempt of a 'politically correct'
> > to these worse guys from others projects get's 'socially included'? Like
> > the real life, those worse guys aren't in need of assistencialism 
> > actions...
> > Well, I don't expect any change on the Wikipediocentric actions in short,
> > medium or long time (in fact the Foundation and some local chapters are
> > trying to make things for the Wikimedia Commons project, but only because
> > that project is the central media source for Wikipedias), this was only a
> > mutter.
> > Despite my apparently hatred on this message, I really hope that the 3-4
> > extensions only enabled on Wikisources wikis don't get's any aditional
> > than the current ones in the new version of MediaWiki in the same
> > that your guys hopes that focusing in a project that only describes the
> > knowledge in an encyclopedic way fully meets the
> > http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Mission_statement
> >  - wow, a concept from social sciences yet not defined neither on
> > en.wikpedia or en.wiktionary? O_O
> > As on all of my previous messages, sorry for my limited English skills.
> > Best regards,
> > [[:m:User:555|Lugusto]]
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