Last modified: 2006-08-17 14:09:26 UTC
Hi, I am admin at Lombard wikipedia. I would like two 'portal' namespaces to be
activated there: an English-like 'Portal' namespace and a new one
called 'Purtaal'. The subpage functionality should be activated as well,
please: see this Lombard portal http://lmo.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purtaal:Catalunya
and the analogous Catalan one http://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Catalunya,
using the same codes, but producing different effects. Many thanks,
So you want two Portal namespaces total? What should the names of the
respective talk namespaces be?
(In reply to comment #1)
> So you want two Portal namespaces total? What should the names of therespective
talk namespaces be?
Yes, please. Sorry for forgetting.
Portal_talk= Descüssiú Portal
Purtaal_talk= Descüssiun Purtaal
What's the purpose of two?
'portal' fits with Eastern Lombard group, whereas 'purtaal'
fits with Western Lombard. Of course we don't want to
duplicate this wikipedia. Rather, we would like to do
some 'façade' work in such a way that most people could
feel at home. To see an example, please take a look at our
main page: http://lmo.wikipedia.org. It is made in such a
way that, by default, the eastern version is shown on even
days, the western one otherwise. Nevertheless, by using
bookmarks, everybody is able to see his/her preferred
version always shown when opening Lombard wikipedia.
Another related issue are categories: we plan to leave this
namespace in English, and to make reciprocal inclusions
between eastern and western categories, when needed.
Please, take a look at these categories: Category:Pröva U
and Category:Pröva O . It seems to work. Summarising, this
is the only case we ask for duplicating a namespace,
because portals are effective: they give people occasion to
work (or to be told to work) about issues they feel
important, and they could do this feeling their dialect to
be considered: so many unuseful discussion could be
avoided. This is the only concession to be done with
regards to dialect-fragmentation of Lombard tongue, with
the aim in mind to start a brought-back process: but this
needs people to work. Please let me know if you need I
provide other details and accept I thank you in advance.
(In reply to comment #3)
> What's the purpose of two?
Added, conflicts autoresolved. Renamed one talk page.
(In reply to comment #5)
> Added, conflicts autoresolved. Renamed one talk page.
many thanks for your excellent work and exquisite kindness. See you.