[Translators-l] [meta] TR subpages overhaul

Aphaia aphaia at gmail.com
Tue Sep 19 04:58:04 UTC 2006

There are some theme-specified translation request (TR) pages on meta.
They were created in this February. They are including:
- TR/Announcement
- TR/Policy
- TR/Reports

Since they seemed to be outdate, I commented them out in a certain
moment. Perhaps in this July. So you may have not been aware of them.

I have questions on those three pages; I would like to know
1) who watches those page / visits them regularly
2) who thinks them useful
3) who are interested in maintaining those pages (currently none in my

They are list pages which one has to edit automatically, not
automatically generated (e.g. on Wikinews). I am afraid we have no
automatic generated list feature (DynamicPageList?) on meta. And each
requests are not categorized by their theme.

Personally I find it useful for certain people (but not me, since I),
and myself not to have enough time to update them. I think poorly
maintained pages are not helpful and we are better to archive or
delete them. As usual, I welcome anyone who is willing to maintain one
or more of those pages and if my third question is answered by such a
devoting one, I have no reason to request their deletion.

On the other hand, if no one is interested in their maintenance, I
would go to request for deleting them even if there are some people
who are watching those pages. Not updating request pages is
meaningless, or in a worse case, harmful because of potential cause of
disinformation in my opinion.

If no one shows interest in their maintenance in one week, I think I
would like to bring them to Request for Deletion.

On TR/materials,  I am not sure currently ... perhaps it makes a sense
to move TR/WSIS to that page. Or not. I asked Elian who are engaging
promotion if she had any idea about that. I will be happy to her your
opinion on this list, too.

Your comments will be welcomed, as always.
Kizu Naoko
  Wikiquote: http://wikiquote.org
  * vox populi, vox dei *

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