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Eysteinn Gudni Gudnason
I'm not sure how to reply here. I'm doing it the hard way. Anyway...
Yes, on a normal wiki there are a few steps of privileges, IP, user,  
sysop and bureaucrat. On Betawiki there is an added Translator  
privileges. It's the same as a user, except they can also edit the  
MediaWiki namespace. It has been very easy to get these privileges  
and users have only had to ask for them. It would also be possible to  
simply allow all logged in users to be able to edit the MediaWiki  
namespace, but personally, I like the current system used on Betawiki  
and it's simple enough to add it into Incubator. I was kind of hoping  
that the discussion would continue at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/ 
Meta:Betawiki_being_hosted_by_Wikimedia Would that be OK? I don't  
think many non-foundation-users are joining in on this discussion here.

> Hoi,
> In a standard environment only admins can change the system  
> messages. This
> restriction does not make sense in BetaWiki for new languages ..
> Thanks,
>      GerardM
>
> On 9/3/07, Eysteinn Gudni Gudnason <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> Platonides Wrote:
>>> Mohamed Magdy wrote:
>>>> Eysteinn Gudni Gudnason wrote:
>>>>> This has been brought up before, and I'm taking it into my own
>> hands
>>>>> on pushing it forward. The idea is to start hosting Betawiki on a
>>>>> Wikimedia site. On a new project or merge it into an excisting one
>>>>> (Incubator?). I've put up a site for discussion. Please take a  
>>>>> look
>>>>> at it and consider it.
>>>>> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/
>> Meta:Betawiki_being_hosted_by_Wikimedia
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> I think it is a good idea for the sustainability of the  project.
>>>>
>>>> I'm also with making  it on a separate wiki because people's
>> permissions
>>>> on betawiki are different from the incubator..and also may be let
>> the
>>>> betawiki run all the extensions to test its translations?
>>>
>>> Having it hosted by Wikimedia also means that it would have SUL :-)
>>>
>>
>> What's SUL?
>>
>> This was sent almost a year ago: http://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/
>> htdig/foundation-l/2006-December/026384.html
>>
>> Nikerabbit has long prepared for Betawiki to be exported into a
>> Wikimedia hosted site. But it seems that he lacks response from the
>> foundation.
>>
>> I'm not sure what Jon Harald S?by means. Everybody that asks for
>> translations differences gets them. So what permission differences
>> are we talking about?


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