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Wikimedia Meta-Wiki


Servas im Wikimedia Meta-Wiki (aahfoch maastens obkyrzd mid Meta), am Wiki fyr d' Kóordiniarung voh dé Wikimedia-Prójektt.

Geengwertiger Zweck

Es hod im Móment mererne vaschiadane Funkziónen:

  1. Diskussiónen ywer und da Daorweitung vo de Wikimedia-Prójektt, und bsunderscht Diskussiónen ywer Richtlinien, dé fyr olle Prójektt relevant san, wia Lizenziarung voh ófferne Inhoite. Some high-level discussions, held mainly in 2009, were split to Strategy Wiki.
  1. A place for interlingual (cross-wiki) and international coordination concerning the Wikimedia projects and the Wikimedia movement in general, including discussion in languages other than English. This includes requests (for pan-Wikimedia or other wikis), translations and news, and the description, documentation, and discussion of real-life activities and facts related to the Wikimedia Foundation and affiliates. See also reports, events, outreach, and grants.
  1. A Forum fyr persénliche Aufsétz ywer d' Wikimedia-Prójektt (weil dé normaalerweis néd am neitraaln Ståndbunkt håm, sóidadens auf neitraale Thémenseiten voh aunterschiadliche Ståndbunktt aus zåmmgfosst wern, wó Formaate wia TIPAESA óder seih Untermeng IPA vawendt wern sóin.).

The categories provide a big-picture representation of Meta's content.

Woss Meta-Wiki néd is

  1. a Depónie fyr néd koarigirbore Artiké voh dé unterschiadlichen Wikipedias, und es is kaah Hostprovider fyr persénliche Aufsétz voh jeeglicher Oart.
  2. a Ort um d' MediaWiki-Software z' bschreim. Dé Software hod a eiganes Wiki auf Inhoite und Seiten wia dé sóidaden vaschóm wern.


It has often been discussed whether Meta has a community. What's sure is that it doesn't have a community of its own, separate from the communities of the Wikimedia projects: as someone said, «a meta-project—existing for and about the other Wikimedia wikis, not as a content project to itself—a community of communities, rather than its own little island community».


This also means that many discussions, processes and other activities happen on Meta, with different participants and people in charge (if any)—for instance, among many, some Wikimedia committees, the stewards, the WMF staff for grants—: none of them, and all of them, is Meta. Meta is the space and the tool for their participants to achieve their objectives, not an actor in them; and even less a power over them.

Strictly speaking, however, there is a community specific to Meta: it's a loose group of people regularly active in some or many such activities (especially as "gardeners"), who care about Meta serving the purpose above, and who are more likely to intervene to ensure it does.


"Metawikian" is a term also sometimes used, to indicate a member of the specific "Meta community", that is the community of Meta regulars who are more often active on Meta, for instance as contributors to its content pages or as facilitators of other discussions and processes.


Es is zerscht ois "Meta-Wikipédia" im Nóvember 2001 gryndt worn, ois Weeg d' Wikipédia sauwer z' hoiden. Dó san olle Meta-Inhoite (Inhoitt ywer d' Wikipédia-Webseiten und eanerre Benutzer), im Géngsootz zua d' aktuön Inhoite (Enzyklópädieartiké), zuaram neichen Wiki vaschóm worn.

Wia d' Åzoi vo dé Wikimedia-Prójektt und Ywersétzungen gstieng san, san aa d' Åwéndungsbereiche voh Meta gstieng. Ois a Kónsequenz voh da Gschicht san vü voh d' ödern Seiten do oiwei nó speziö fyr d' Wikipédia formulird, ower vü passen dert iatz zua olle Wikimedia-Prójektt.

Ursprynglich auf d' englischsproochige Ausgob vo da Wikipedia konzentrird, is Meta-Wikipedia seid 'm Umstiag auf dé fyr d' Wikipedia moossgschneiderde MediaWiki-Software, a mersproochigs Diskussiónsforum worn, dés voh olle Wikimedia-Sproochgoahschoften gnytzt werd. Im Móment san auf Meta 142.927 Artiké. Da Ausdruck „Wikipédianer“ („Wikipedian“) sóidad éfters amoi ois Wikimedianer („Wikimedian“)interpretird wern. Meta-Wikianer („Metawikian“) werd aa månkmoi vawendt.


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  1. Adaptiert aus Pathoschild, 29 September 2011.
  2. Adapted from Anthere, 29 March 2006; see also MeatBall:CommunityMember for general principles.