Talk:File Formats

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Just wondering why the scope of this work is going to include written and spoken human languages as well as computer programming languages. This seems to expand the work quite a bit, in ways that don't really fit the Editing guidelines, which say that "Ultimately, this wiki will be of the best use to people who either know something is a file format, or who are trying to determine what possible format this file could be in." Edsu (talk) 06:55, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

The scope of the work is to include all file formats, regardless of their medium, with a gentle encouragement to both think outside the box (plenty of already extant directories are "boxed-in" with what they cover), and to concentrate on the more useful-for-this-project sections, like Electronic File Formats. It's a balance between telling people things are OK and telling them it's not OK: let people truly dedicated to enumerated technically-included formats add links and information to those edge cases, while more goal-oriented folks who want to enumerate electronic file formats do so in the main hierarchy. --Jason Scott (talk) 07:01, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
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