Langmaker and FrathWiki (was Re: Wikipedia:Verifiability - Mailing lists as sources)
|From:||Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 20:48|
On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 19:35:11 +0100, Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:
> I would not like to see Langmaker and FrathWiki merged into one. I
> think it is a good idea to keep registry and presentation, wiki or
> otherwise, separated.
You are right. Now that I think about it, I no longer think that
merging Langmaker and FrathWiki into one is a good idea. Langmaker
is a "third-person" database of conlangs; FrathWiki is a "first-
person" showcasing facility for conlangs as much as a repository
for encyclopedic articles on the art of conlanging.
> They should be interlinked of course, even
> extensively so, but not merged.
Yes. Merger, no; extensive interlinking, yes. The purposes of
both sites are different; they complement each other and would
benefit from more cooperation, but they ought to be kept separate.
A registry for conlangs (which Langmaker is) is not the same as
an encyclopedia of conlangs and conlanging (which FrathWiki is
more or less aspiring to be, or at least could be).
> I've recently done some work towards
> categorizing and listing all conlangs on FW, and one thing what may
> come out of that is making sure that they all are registered on
> Langmaker. However last I looked at Langmaker it somewhat suffered
> from Jeffrey's lack of time to devote to it. Has this been resolved?
> One way obviously would be to have a group of administrators like FW.
Yes, it is a problem with Langmaker that it is essentially the
effort of a single person who doesn't have enough time to maintain
it the way one wishes it to be maintained.
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