OrthodoxWiki talk:News

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Purpose of this article

As is stated at the top of the article, OrthodoxWiki:News is about news regarding the OrthodoxWiki website. It is not about Orthodox news in general. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 18:02, July 11, 2008 (UTC)

My two cents about inactive language wikis

As long as feedback is being sought, here is my thoughts on the matter: I think it would be a shame to make even the smallest one completely inaccessible, and I don't know what you had in mind for archiving them, but to break all the current links wouldn't be my choice either. However, could ones that have very few pages or very little activity maybe be "locked down" as inactive until the time that there's sufficient interest to maybe unlock it again. I don't know if the user accounts have to be created for each language separately, but if all accounts get created through the English version, I could see how this *could* invite spammers to, say, create an account on the English wiki, and then trash one in another language. Secondly, I guess I would also suggest that "sufficient interest" to start/resurrect a language wiki would maybe start with at least 3-5 people, because in my two decades on the internet now, I only know of a couple of websites that are truly comprehensive on their subjects and been consistently maintained and updated through the long haul (10+ years) by one person. (The Charley Project and Cyndi's List are the ones that come to mind.) Katjuscha (talk) 03:30, May 13, 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, Katjuscha. I do think there is some degree of responsibility to preserve work done by people in the community. I would not like any good contribution to go to waste. On the other hand, each localization comes with some maintenance overhead, and pruning makes for a better overall user experience. Right now, I am thinking that at least IT and TL should be archived. Of course, they could be reconstituted if there is sufficient interest. — FrJohn (talk)