Incubator:Future/multiple Incubators

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Multiple Incubators idea:

Instead of incubator.wikimedia.org (and betaWV and maybe oldWS which should be moved here)

  • incubator.wikipedia.org, incubator.wikinews.org, ... or meta.wikipedia.org, meta.wikinews, ...

Each of them would serve as an incubator for new language versions, and optionally as a kind of Meta wiki for that specific project (like BetaWV also is more or less).

-- BELOW: copied from etherpad --

Advantages (Danny_B knows these better, he should complete this list :) + if this proposal fails, benefits might be migrated into the WikimediaIncubator extension [like the 2nd one])

  • Less prefix: /wiki/xxx:Page title instead of /wiki/Wx/xxx/Page title
  • Interwiki links would work (current system only works with Wikipedia)

Disadvantages

  • More work to manage multiple wikis
  • linking to xxx:Page on BetaWV does not create a link to .../wiki/Xxx:Page but it turns into an interwiki (in the sidebar) no matter if the wiki exists or not -- so I'm not sure your system of separate incubators would work (or am I testing it wrong?) - using Xxx/Page (so still a prefix, but only one) will work - yes, but Danny_B's idea was to "use" the interwiki system to link to test wikis (which would turn into internal links when imported to real wiki)