[OSM-talk] Wiki - Croatian and Bosnian languages - mass-namespace editing notice

Matija Nalis mnalis-news at voyager.hr
Sun Feb 28 20:43:06 GMT 2010

Today, User:Wynndale decided to do mass-rename of all pages in Croatian
(Hr:) and Bosnian (Bs:) namespaces, moving them to so-called
"Serbo-Croatian" (Sh:) namespace.

He did that without even trying to contact interested parties (for Croatian
pages, that would be http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-hr list).

Also, the so called Serbo-Croatian language does not exist (see links
below). ISO 639-1 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ISO_639-1_codes )
defines separate languages - Croatian (HR), Serbian (SR), Bosnian (BS).

As he had not replied to his user talk page I don't know yet if it was done
out of ignorance, or malice.

I've managed to revert/undo most (I think) of the damage he'd done, wasting
half a day to do it. Template:Languages damage will take some time to get
regenerated :-(

The (unasked-for) changes can be seen at:
(just look for "Sh:" and "Serbo-croat" strings)

I've also documented the case with more info at:


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