Talk:Medusa (biology)

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Jellyfish[change source]

The jellyfish page is already large and spreads over many topics. This page deals with a single point of anatomy which is helpful to learners. This would be lost if they were merged. People who arrive from another wiki might give themselves a chance to get used to our ways, not just do whatever has been done on English wiki. I've added a 'Related pages' section to make sure readers are aware of the larger page. Macdonald-ross (talk) 17:00, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

I understand but I came across this because of editing the interlanguage links in wikidata project. Q30178 and Q4287981 are Duplicate There are 5 languages that separates the Medusa and Jellyfish articles (Q4287981 for Medusa and Q30178 for Jellyfish). While the other 59 language only has Jellyfish/Medusa entry. The interlanguage links becomes messy because the Jellyfish and Medusa article of the Simple english maps to the single Jellyfish/Medusa article of English but the English article only maps to the Jellyfish article of simple. Do you get what I meant? --Napoleon.tan (talk) 00:53, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
Yes. Each language is a separate wiki, and makes its own decisions. In our case, with our special remit to cater for young learners and foreign language readers, we need to think of ways which help our kind of reader. The other thing is that interwiki links are just a tool. They can't do everything, and we are certainly not going to make our decisions for the sake of the interwiki link. That would be the tail wagging the horse. Regards, Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:08, 10 February 2013 (UTC)