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Language Subforums Management Discussion 2018

Posted: 2018-02-01, 7:31
by atalarikt
Welcome to the Language Subforums Management Discussion 2018 thread!

The thread title pretty much explains itself. We talk about management of Unilang subforums, ranging from titles of language subforums and possibilities to rename (and likely regroup) them to suggestions of flag additions for subforums. Got some suggestions for new name of language subforum(s)? Want a subforum to include other language families/territories? Think some threads should be put to other subforum(s)? Or anything else you want to talk about related to the subforums? Go on, speak out your thoughts here!

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Original starting post
atalarikt wrote:Thread title: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Title is pretty much self-explanatory.
There are more other Oceanic languages than just simply Polynesian languages, as we all know.

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Posted: 2018-02-01, 11:02
by księżycowy
I say it's a good idea.

To be honest, back when that subforum was created, I was surprised it wasn't made into an Oceanic forum instead of just Polynesian.

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Posted: 2018-02-01, 15:04
by vijayjohn
I honestly never thought about this, but I think it makes sense to rename it since it seems to effectively be an Oceanic Languages forum anyway. It has a thread on Fijian, which is Oceanic but definitely not Polynesian...

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Posted: 2018-02-01, 15:33
by księżycowy
It falls into place even better than the NAIL or SCAIL forums!

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Posted: 2018-02-01, 15:55
by Luís
I suppose we'd have to change the flag, though... :hmm:

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Posted: 2018-02-01, 16:01
by vijayjohn
Why? Isn't it just the Maori flag? Polynesian languages are included in Oceanian, so what's wrong with that?

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Posted: 2018-02-01, 16:21
by księżycowy
Yeah, I see no major reason to change the flag.

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Posted: 2018-02-01, 16:41
by atalarikt
I somewhat agree with admin Luís. I guess this flag should represent the subforum if it were renamed into Oceanic Languages.
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While the Pacific Community does not include a few other Oceanic-speaking territories (e.g. Rapa Nui), the countries that are part of it are still the major Oceanic-speaking territories.

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Posted: 2018-02-01, 17:31
by księżycowy
I personally don't see a reason that necessitates the changing of the flag, barring a native speaker's input, but I equally am ok with your flag proposal, atalarikt.

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Posted: 2018-02-04, 13:33
by aaakknu
Maybe we can include Australian and Papuan languages there? They do not have a separate forum, but none of those language families is very popular, so we can group them in one forum and make it a geographical grouping rather than based on a language family.

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Posted: 2018-02-04, 16:31
by vijayjohn
Then maybe we could call it "Oceanian Languages" instead.

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Posted: 2018-02-04, 17:32
by księżycowy
I think that's a wonderful idea!

If such a forum were to be created, I'd offer to mod it.

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Posted: 2018-02-04, 17:35
by vijayjohn
It's fine, but if this is acceptable, we should make a list of all the threads that would need to be moved into it. :P

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Posted: 2018-02-04, 17:45
by księżycowy
Don't rain on this parade, Vijay-kun! Don't you dare!

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Posted: 2018-02-04, 18:01
by vijayjohn
I'm not, hon. All I'm saying is if you want a parade, you gotta send out flyers. :whistle:

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Posted: 2018-02-04, 18:05
by księżycowy
What am I paying you for?

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Posted: 2018-02-04, 20:57
by vijayjohn
You're paying me? I guess I should let my parents know then. :P

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Posted: 2018-02-04, 21:06
by księżycowy
I'm paying you with the greatest thing there is. Continued life.

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Posted: 2018-02-05, 7:34
by atalarikt
Irusia wrote:Maybe we can include Australian and Papuan languages there? They do not have a separate forum, but none of those language families is very popular, so we can group them in one forum and make it a geographical grouping rather than based on a language family.

Nice idea, I'm with you now as well.
Now let the mods/admins talk about this further.

Re: Should the Polynesian Languages subforum be renamed into Oceanic Languages?

Posted: 2018-02-07, 20:27
by aaakknu