[Wikipedia-l] Starting a new wiki
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Sun Sep 19 06:54:39 UTC 2004
I find that horribly discriminatory.
And where do we draw the line? 3 speakers? 300? 3000? 30000? 300000? 3
million? 30 million?
On Sun, 19 Sep 2004 02:15:30 -0400, Evan Prodromou <evan at wikitravel.org> wrote:
> Tim Starling wrote:
> > People underestimate the cost involved in setting up a wiki.
> Once again I'd like to point out that having a language-specific Wikipedia is
> not usually the best way to organize, promote, or develop a language.
> It's probably much better for a group of interested people working on a small or
> endangered language to set up a general-purpose wiki that encompasses the
> Wikimedia ideas of a Wikipedia, Wiktionary, a language-learning Wikibook, and
> perhaps a few other community- or discussion-oriented purposes.
> There are a _lot_ of free or low-cost PHP hosting services that can host a wiki.
> Mediawiki can be hard to set up on these services, since MySQL usually costs
> significantly more, but there are a number of other wiki engines* that work with
> flat files and don't require a database.
> Anyways: I think the best strategy is to tell people who want to have a
> Wikipedia in their language to go start a wiki somewhere else. If they can show
> that they have a robust community that can support a Wikipedia, then they should
> get an xx.wikipedia.org domain (as well as other xx.wikisomething.org stuff).
> * I can hear it now: "Huh? There are other wiki engines? There are other wikis?
> I can set up my own? Huh?"
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