[Tagging] webpage=*

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Thu Mar 18 13:50:30 UTC 2021


(Native German speaker)

On Thu, 18 Mar 2021 at 14:45, Robin Burek <robin.burek at gmx.de> wrote:

> Then I checked that user's edit history.  Quite a lot of
> changesets are about "fixing" things.  He or she fixed
> wbsite=* in one edit (for which he or she deserves thanks).
> But he or she also waged war upon webpage.
> So a few questions:
> 1) Does what this user is doing constitute good practise or not?
> In this particular case, that depends on whether the community thinks that
> "webpage" is an exact synonym for "website" or not. This list is probably
> the best place to discuss that.  Language is also going to be a factor - in
> Dutch I'd use "webpagina" for webpage/website in English; in German I'd use
> "Webseite" (actual Dutch or German people please feel free to disagree here
> of course).
> For the German use you're right - but "Seite" refers actually to "page".
> (German is a so lovely language). I don't even know exactly whether there
> is any term in German that shows the factual difference between website and
> webpage - at least I don't know any.
> Overall, I would assume that there are no automatic edits here, but rather
> a good quality management tool is used. I would - even if it is perhaps
> wrong from a linguistic point of view - primarily (if it is the only list
> on the Internet) to display such pages under "website" - here you just have
> to think about the data consumer.
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