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Clear out some cruft from interwiki.sql
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There are a lot of sites in interwiki.sql that won't be of use or interest to the average wiki user. For example, drumcorpswiki and seattlewireless. It's just clutter that will distract users who are reviewing the interwiki table's contents at Special:Interwiki.

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Tjlsangria added a comment.EditedOct 1 2016, 11:18 PM

So I'm thinking the ones that will be kept will be:

cache: sure, why not. It's a popular site.
commons: likely to be linked to.
doi: likely to be linked to.
google: sure, why not. It's a popular site.
googlegroups: sure, why not. It's a popular site.
mediawikiwiki: likely to be linked to.
metawikimedia: likely to be linked to.
mw: likely to be linked to.
wikia: likely to be linked to.
wikibooks: likely to be linked to.
wikidata: likely to be linked to.
wikimedia: unlikely to be linked to, but it's still a WMF site.
wikinews: likely to be linked to.
wikipedia: likely to be linked to.
wikiquote: likely to be linked to.
wikisource: likely to be linked to.
wikispecies: unlikely to be linked to, but it's still a WMF wiki.
wikiquote: likely to be linked to.
wikisource: likely to be linked to.
wikispecies: unlikely to be linked to, but it's still a WMF wiki.
wikiversity: unlikely to be linked to, but it's still a WMF wiki.
wikivoyage: unlikely to be linked to, but it's still a WMF wiki.
wikt: likely to be linked to.
wiktionary: likely to be linked to.

The others I want to give the ax to, because I think they're probably too seldom-used by the wide variety of sites in the wikisphere to merit retaining them.

Personally, if I were designing a list, I'd probably add a few sites like Dramatica, UrbanDictionary, or TV Tropes because they're such commonly-referenced sites, but those are controversial enough that I doubt those would fly. A few others on the interwiki map, like GoogleDefine and IArchive, look useful as well.

Change 313679 had a related patch set uploaded (by Tjlsangria):
Remove cruft from interwiki.list and interwiki.sql

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/313679

TTO added subscribers: Krenair, TTO.Oct 2 2016, 1:51 AM

See my comment at the Gerrit patch.

Can we agree in this task on some stuff to cut out of the table, and then file separate tasks proposing adding other stuff?

TTO triaged this task as Medium priority.EditedOct 2 2016, 2:37 AM

Probably better to keep it all on the one task. It's easier to keep track of it this way.

The following sites are in interwiki.sql but not at m:Interwiki map:

docbook
gej
jargonfile
lugkr
ppr
sourcewatch
tejo
uea
webseitzwiki

I suspect some of these sites no longer exist. I would be totally unopposed to the removal of these from interwiki.sql.

We can also get rid of mediazilla, as it is no longer relevant for new wikis.

Tjlsangria added a comment.EditedOct 2 2016, 5:25 PM

How do we decide which Wikimedia sites to keep in the table? Are we limiting it to actual wikis? I notice we have wikimedia: on there, but not policy: which is on the interwiki map.

Also, I notice that there are some capitalization discrepancies between the interwiki map and this table.

Change 313679 merged by jenkins-bot:
Remove cruft from interwiki.list and interwiki.sql

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/313679