[Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage project launch/migration update

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 07:58:19 UTC 2012

Roland Unger, 17/10/2012 11:11:
> It's correct that the dumps of all languages from August 2012 are available
> at Wikivoyage saved as XML files.
> But these files could not be used to publish them immediately because they
> contain a lot of spam which must be removed by the community before.
> But the communities are missing.

How is spam preventing publishing of dumps? Nobody bothers if the dumps 
contain spam (only users' private data would be a problem), please 
publish them all so that they can be archived on archive.org.

> In some cases it makes sense to think about establishing a language
> branch from scratch.
> See also the interest list at
> http://www.wikivoyage.org/general/Interest_in_starting_a_new_language_version
> at least five authors and admins should show their interest in helping to
> migrate the wikis.

I've not understood what the LangCom actually meant to decide, anyway if 
some language versions happened to be non eligible for direct creation 
their content should be moved to the incubator. (How much spam is 
tolerable for them would have to be discussed on incubator itself.)


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