[WMF website] outdated pages will be turned into redirect

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[WMF website] outdated pages will be turned into redirect

KIZU Naoko
Hello all,
as consequence of with a recent discussion on Communications Committee
mailinglist (archive is closed), we are going to have a new guideline
about the Foundation website maintenance.
http://wikimediafoundation.org/

That is, if we find a translation page too much outdated *and* there
is no volunteering translator around, we will turn it into the
redirect to the originals, possibly to the English version.

Current candidates are:
* most of Korean pages (not updated since 2004) except Home page, including
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/%EC%9C%84%ED%82%A4%EB%AF%B8%EB%94%94%EC%95%84_%EC%9E%AC%EB%8B%A8
* most of Finnish pages except Home page, including
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Tietoja_Wikimediasta
* some German pages including
** Kuratorium (De version of Board of Trustees)
** Benefactors/De

See the website and consider if you would like to help updating.

After a long consideration, we reached that conclusion would be the
best for now. Since we think it would be better to lead the visitors
to the latest content even in a foreign language than to offer them
totally outdated pages (and mislead them).  Transcom will continue to
seek translators for those pages, of course, but it is not sure
whenever translations of particular langauges will be available.
Therefore we are going to remove outdated materials. Anyone who would
like to revive those once existant page(s) will be welcome, and they
can restart those pages on meta ([[m:TR/WMF]] subpages).

Cheers,
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KIZU Naoko
Hello all,
as I noticed you last week, today I turned some pages on the Wikimedia
Foundation website into redirect to equivalent English pages.

I found one horrible think during my work, for compensation I would
like you to help.  In several languages Foundation was said "except a
part time server administrator, employs no staff" ...

The pages turned to redirect were
*About
**Ko, Fr, It, De (see the above)
*Board of Trustees
**Ko, It, De (failed to reflect the recent change)
*Our projects
**Nl

I left Finnish "About" page for now, since Mzlla of Finnish Wikisource
is willing to save this page and offered a help. Mzlla, do you think
we have its new version at the end of this month?

I am discouraged by myself to turn Fr and other "About" pages updated
in the last year into redirect, while its falsehood was apparent,
other parts seem to be acceptable for me, even not accurate
completely. However, I thought falsehood about expense cannot be
compensated with any other virtue specially in this kind of
introductory document, and finally decide to turn them into redirect
to the original/En version. I long for help from those language
translators.

As for "About" language pages, I need to say no other language is
perfectly synched to the English version. Help needed to update Nl,
Ja, Tr and Zh versions.
Dutch version lacks mention to the Dutch chapter for example ... we
would like to keep the page as accurate as possible, or not? So,
"About" will be soon listed on TR in a high priority.

All pages can be restored with your translation on meta. Please visit
[[m:TR/WMF]] and jump in the working place(s).
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/TR/WMF

There are other WMF site related requests on meta currently. "Current
staff" and "News-en". Your help will be welcome.

Cheers,

On 10/9/06, Aphaia <[hidden email]> wrote:
> as consequence of with a recent discussion on Communications Committee
> mailinglist (archive is closed), we are going to have a new guideline
> about the Foundation website maintenance.
> http://wikimediafoundation.org/

For further information, see its recentchanges.
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Special:Recentchanges

It is our first step of overhaul and there may be several other pages
we need to examine.




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