Talk:Interwiki map/Archives/2011-07

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Latest comment: 12 years ago by Nemo bis


Any objections to linking the stewardry: prefix to$1 ? The tool is often used and I doubt the prefix would be useful for anything else. Jafeluv 19:48, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Done [1] Nemo 23:00, 16 July 2011 (UTC)


There must be some prefix to the OpenGL Wiki? How can one find out what that prefix is and can we then add it here? —Kri 14:06, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

The prefix should probably be OpenGLWiki, but I don't find any license and there's only 1 link from, so Not done. Please ask again when/if the wiki has more activity and incoming links and a free license. Nemo 23:00, 16 July 2011 (UTC)


No longer active, actually there were no consesus in creating but it's just a dead interwiki. --Vituzzu 13:24, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

Comment Comment I'm a bit confused by this request, you're mixing up multiple reasons.
  • Usually we don't remove interwikis only because the target domain is dead: a red link is not better than a broken link (it's definitely worse).
  • I don't know if simple inactivity of the target wiki is considered enough to remove an interwiki.
  • Lack of consensus for addition is yet another issue and should be considered carefully.
  • Number of links and "health" of the target wiki can certainly be considered when reviewing a request for removal (to see if it's useful or not). Nemo 16:59, 23 July 2011 (UTC)
Yep, there are *several* reasons:
  • At all, a broken link has no value
  • Those wikis don't exist now so they're not simply inactive
  • They were added by Special:Contributions/ many years ago, I cannot find any local discussion about this inclusion
  • Actually I cannot find any link on, but there isn't a perfectily working way to look for interwikis
--Vituzzu 17:40, 23 July 2011 (UTC)
We've just checked: both interwikis (golem and trash!Italia) are no longer used on --Vituzzu 16:31, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
Done now, thank you. It would be better to know for sure that it's unused everywhere, but if it was not used at all on it should be ok. --Nemo 18:31, 8 September 2011 (UTC)


As above, not needed, no consensus, no longer active. --Vituzzu 13:36, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

See above. Nemo 16:59, 23 July 2011 (UTC)
Done, see above. --Nemo 18:31, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Shorthands for full prefixes?

To a lot of the pages listed here the prefixes can be abbreviated, for example, the prefix MetaWikiPedia can be abbreviated as Meta (if not even shorter), and Wikipedia as w. Although these two are the only shorthands for wiki prefixes that I currently know of, I suspect that there are a lot more. Would it be possible to add also shorthands for the prefixes here, or would that be messy? —Kri 14:18, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Actually there are no shortcuts, just interwikis with different histories. MetaWikipedia is the original interwiki for this wiki, when it was under the domain; then it switched to but MetaWiki was busy so Meta (which is also the current {{SITENAME}}) has been used. Wikipedia, Wikiquote etc. point to the English versions and are also included in the standard MediaWiki interwiki table (IIRC); w, q, b etc. are used like interlanguage wikilinks to link to the sisterproject in the same language (so w:it:b: is equivalent to Wikibooks:it:) and that's why they aren't defined here, additionally there are m (local) and mw (not local) for no particular reason. Nemo 22:49, 16 July 2011 (UTC)