Talk:Local uploads policy/transition

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Notification and requirements[edit]

The timeline seems OK, provided the needed documents are ready by September 1st. I would not like getting the notification and having to wade through meta discussions to understand what is to be done to keep the local uploads. Projects in languages the speakers of which are usually not proficient in English should be able to find the instructions in a language more commonly known in the area.

We should

  1. decide what infrastructure is mandatory
  2. write instructions
  3. get the instructions translated to as many languages as necessary

What languages are needed? English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, German and Portuguese probably covers America, Europe and Australia well enough, perhaps also Africa and Oceania? What additional languages are needed for Asia?

--LPfi (talk) 09:05, 18 May 2012 (UTC)[reply]

I agree. I also suspect the timeline may be optimistic given translation issues - but it's better to push a timetable back as necessary than to give a really, really long timetable in the first place: discussion expands to fill the time available! :) One option to bridge language gaps without knocking out the whole timetable may be to have a "missing translation" clause: if there isn't a translation of relevant notification and pages available in an appropriate language (for practicality reasons not necessarily the wiki language), the settings for the project shouldn't be changed until that's done and local discussion is possible. Rd232 (talk) 12:51, 18 May 2012 (UTC)[reply]


What is the current status of this? Helder 12:44, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

User:Nemo mentioned a possible RFC at Talk:Local uploads policy. No sign of that yet. Rd232 (talk) 23:56, 24 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
It's not like I must do it alone. Is anyone interested? :) --Nemo 20:45, 29 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]