[Wikipedia-l] 1000 articles in lb: (was:Starting a new wiki)
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Sun Sep 19 23:26:19 UTC 2004
congrats on your first 1000 articles in lb:!
On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 01:06:07 +0200, Ewen Caroline <caroline at www.web.lu> wrote:
> Discriminatory indeed. I strongly disagree.
> If we (luxembourgish wiki, around 10 regulars so far, working on it :) had
> to go that way to get our own wiki, I'm sure we wouldn't have gotten it,
> since noone would have found us etc. Now at least we have a chance to create
> something original in our language (for those who aren't that familiar with
> lux, we're only about 250.000 native speakers :)).
> Caroline aka Briséis.
> On Sun, 19 Sep 2004 13:34:59 -0400, Evan Prodromou wrote
> > Mark Williamson said:
> > >> 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 find
> > that horribly discriminatory.
> > I find it appropriately discriminatory. As a project, the Wikimedia
> > Foundation has to apply some judgement about where to devote its
> > physical resources and the time and effort of its volunteers. If we
> > waste the time and energy of those volunteers for unimportant tasks,
> > they won't come back.
> > You very well may disagree about what choices the Foundation makes.
> > I'm just saying that it's a really big Internet, and that if you
> > want to create a wiki that no one else wants, you can do that. You
> > don't have to have the Wikimedia Foundation's machines and
> > volunteers to do it.
> > ~ESP
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