his page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments should be made in the Senate Hall or new Consensus Track pages rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. The result of the debate was Change German interwiki links to Jedipedia.net, Replace interlanguage links to wrong wikis with external links to right wikis, and Move all other language links to new section. Toprawa and Ralltiir 01:55, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
Recently, the German Star Wars wiki, Jedipedia, was moved to Wikia by its founder in violation of their site consensus (and would have been a violation of our own consensus rules as well). A large group of users from Jedipedia formed a new site at jedipedia.net to house the community that had been forcibly displaced. This new site still controls the Twitter account and interlanguage bot from the original Jedipedia.
Basically, all they've lost is a .de domain name and some idiots who were clueless enough to move to Wikia. The situation seems fairly straightforward, but I wanted to have something to point to when Wikia gets pissed at us for fixing it. So, without further ado:
Yes, provided that GT was given actual facts from the breakaway group and that we're not being played. Simply, I trust GT; I'm not always trusting of others in this type of a thing. — Fiolli; 23:32, July 9, 2011 (UTC)
What I find troubling in this matter is that we have got only one side of the story. I don't believe hearing the other side would change votes, but would do good in overall, if nothing else, to help us know why we are voting the way we do. Not to mention rather colourful introduction of the issue. (; –Tm_T(Talk) 06:20, July 8, 2011 (UTC)
There are two obvious fixes for this problem:
Remove the [[de:articlename]] and [[fr:articlename]] strings from the bottom of every article and replace them with an ==In other languages== section below ==External links== specifically for the French and German links. Prohibit linking to the Wikia-based sites for these languages.
Cons: Not as pretty as a sidebar link.
Pros: Prettier than an external link section.
So, another vote:
Replace interlanguage links to wrong wikis with external links to right wikis
Per C-3P0. GT has a point below, but the paragraph-long list of cons above is enough to turn me off from that option. Master Jonathan — Jedi Council ChambersWednesday, June 29, 2011, 20:06 UTC
althought its the technically less elegant version, i think it is the more sucessfull version. Darth PandoraTell me more... 20:07, June 29, 2011 (UTC)
Since the discussion until yet has been rather vague, I decided to write about my proposal for a new interwiki template in more detail at User:C-3P0/InterWiki so you can better imagine how it would look like. Of course, I appreciate any feedback about it. --C-3P0 21:26, July 9, 2011 (UTC)
The vote is really about whether to move links to a page section. Implementation will be a technical issue. I think we'll just go with whatever works. I like what you have, it's basically what I had in mind, but I'm wondering if the FA thing could be moved into a single language template rather than having multiple templates in each article. Something like "da=page|de=page|es=page|fi=page|deFA=1|esFA=1" or somesuch. -- Darth Culator(Talk) 21:54, July 9, 2011 (UTC)
I'm sorry; it wasn't my intention to dictate you the implementation. I just wanted to make sure that the change of the interwiki format does not come as a surprise so that the HotCat bot would not be broken for some time. However, you are of course free to implement the interwiki links the way you want to. But it's great to know that you support this kind of system so I can already plan on implementing it in HotCat. And I have to agree, it's better to integrate the FA template into the Interwiki template. Also, I will contact the other Star Wars wikis to see if they want to change their interwikis as well. Have a nice day, C-3P0 10:52, July 10, 2011 (UTC)
Issue 2.1. Or something like that.
Just to clarify, the above vote was actually for moving only the French and German links to a new section in the article. Some of the votes seem to be suggesting moving them all. That would give all the advantages from above, plus it would keep all the interwiki links in one place and avoid confusion. So if we add the new section, do we do it only for French and German links or all languages? Note that this does not affect the vote for issue 2.