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Bug 3237 - Change interwiki link for Moldovan Wikipedia
Change interwiki link for Moldovan Wikipedia
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
Interwiki links (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2005-08-23 10:03 UTC by rowikipedia
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
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Description rowikipedia 2005-08-23 10:03:30 UTC
The interwiki link for the Moldovan Wikipedia should be changed to:

молдовеняскэ (чириликэ)

This is because it is a part of the Ronline Proposal that was approved by the
majority of users for the future of the Moldovan Wikipedia - please see
Comment 1 rowikipedia 2005-08-23 10:04:38 UTC
By the way, (чириликэ) means (chirilică) or Cyrillic. I'm saying this because
some users have raised doubts over what it means and think it means something to
do with Moldovan not being a language. It doesn't - it's just specifying script.
Comment 2 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2005-08-26 16:09:24 UTC
Given the actual name for mo: is actually using cyrilic (Молдовеняскэ)
I am not sure it makes any sens to append (cyrilic).
Comment 3 rowikipedia 2005-08-28 07:09:41 UTC
It does make sense because if we don't include the Cyrillic, people will think
that Moldovan is written in Cyrillic, when in fact the official and majority
script of this language is Latin script. However, there is no Latin script
Moldovan Wikipedia because of the fact that the language is identical to
Romanian, which has the Romanian Wikipedia (Romanian, of course, is always
written in Latin script). Some users wanted to form a Moldovan Wikipedia in
Cyrillic, which is OK, but it must be specified that we're reffering to it.
Additionally, you have to understand that the status of the Moldovan Cyrillic
Wikipedia was endangered a few months ago and a vote was called on my compromise
proposal to enable it to stay. A key element of this proposal was changing the
interwiki descriptor to молдовеняскэ (чириликэ). I believe it would go against
the fair vote and public opinion simply to discount that change and therefore
suggest that the vote was unimportant.
Comment 4 Mark 2005-12-14 01:41:58 UTC
As Caroline noted on Wikipedia-l, it certainly wasn't a "fair 
vote". Most of the people who voted were Romanians. Not that 
Romanians shouldn't be allowed to vote, but rather that the 
majority of votes should be more diverse.

Anyhow, Ashar is right.
Comment 5 Raimond Spekking 2007-11-14 21:55:26 UTC
mo.wp already closed/read only. 

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