[Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage project launch/migration update

Strainu strainu10 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 08:54:08 UTC 2012

> 2012/10/17 Juergen Fenn <schneeschmelze at googlemail.com>:
>> 2012/10/17 Deryck Chan <deryckchan at wikimedia.hk>:
>>> I think Strainu is referring to languages that exist on Wikitravel but not
>>> Wikivoyage.
>> Probably a practical question: As Wikitravel closed the API in August,
>> there is probably no more data that Wikivoyage could rescue from the
>> project than now is available in Wikivoyage. If a language community
>> needs a fresh start in Wikivoyage it would have to begin from the very
>> beginning. In this case it would be best to go through Incubator.

That's not precisely true. With enough determination, the content can
be extracted from Wikitravel, even now. Hell, even copy-paste would
work to some extent.

But I remember that the archive team said they had a dump from August
2011 for all the Wikitravel languages and private persons might have
more recent dumps. Can't those be used?

2012/10/17 Tomasz Ganicz <polimerek at gmail.com>:
> So, the predictable effect will be that mid-size wikitravel language
> versions which did not moved to wikivoyage before August will rather
> stay on Wikitravel. There will be hard to find volunteers in these
> langauges ready to go through painful and time consuming process of
> incubator as there is already working wiki that anyone can join
> without any obstacles...

I don't think this is necessarily true, even if it is an important
risk and one of the reasons I've asked the questions originally.  For
instance, the Romanian Wikitravel was virtually dead, but some people
from ro.wp expressed interest in contributing to the new site if it
has a Romanian version.


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