[Wikipedia-l] mail WikiSpecies
gerardm at myrealbox.com
Tue Sep 14 17:47:22 UTC 2004
Daniel Mayer wrote:
>--- Benedikt Mandl <benedikt.mandl at gmx.at> wrote:
>>WikiSpecies in currently in the process of being launched as an official
>>wikimedia project with an initial interface and basic functions at
>>A big thank you to everybody who contributed to the project so far, from the
>>constructive discussion to the technical support. I hope that the interest
>>in wikispecies will remain as high as it seems to be right now.
>>In order to allow an efficient communication between all those who are
>>interested in wikispecies, a mainling list was created. To register at this
>>mailing list, please go to:
>>I hope many of you register and want to become part of an evolving
>What the hell is this? There was a lot of opposition to setting up a separate
>project. Who the hell authorized this?
>This is NOT the way to set up a new project.
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Yes, you opposed it. The wikimedia board approved it; all votes were in
favour. There was discussion, the arguments were weighed. What is your
Wikispecies is not a fork. It is not intended as a fork, it will prove
not to be a fork.. Encyclopedic information is in the Wikipedias,
Wikispecies will refer to the other projects as much as the other
projects may refer to Wikispecies.
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