Copying articles from WP

This looks like a grand plan, in principle:

"A variant would be to Wikia a WP article (prepending wikipedia to the links, auto transfering any referenced images), converting any WP templates to known wikia equivalents, removing junk irrelevant to wikia (eg language interwikis)."


  1. Many such articles are better having more than half of the links "remaining" internal; bot can't be expected to judge which with much precision
  2. Ideally the templates will need minimal attention because such a large proportion of what we have are (or should be) based on WP with the same names
  3. Language interwikis will not be junk to some of our current and future multilingual contributors; just comment the links out as I do

I'll enjoy being part of the refinement process! Robin Patterson 07:23, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Copying categories from WP

We are now discussing Wikipedia:Category:Births by year and subcats (and by implication the corresponding deaths cats).

Most of the discussion is on my talk page despite my attempts to follow the Phlox request "if you'd like to discuss something, please leave a message on my talk page, not the talk page of the bot" - I guess this "Projects talk" page is a good place for continuing discussion once a subject has been firmed up a bit. Yes?

Robin Patterson 23:22, 26 October 2007 (UTC)