Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Chamorro Wikipedia

The following discussion is closed: Kept. Has some content and active users — VasilievVV 19:55, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

I propose to close this discussion in seven days from now, on May 11VasilievVV 19:47, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

w:ch:Main Page - Only index.php spambot and abusing as German dialect wiki. MF-Warburg(de) 13:24, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

You must leave discussion open longer than this. --Node ue 14:26, 13 August 2007 (UTC)
Who says that? MF-Warburg(de) 16:14, 13 August 2007 (UTC)
I do. To have it open for only a couple of days is silly and wrong. This is Meta, you should leave it open for a couple of weeks if not longer.

Support closing

  1. Support --MF-Warburg(de) 13:24, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
  2. Support Close it. The existing minimal legitimate content (2 pages or so) could go to the incubator. --Johannes Rohr 16:38, 23 July 2007 (UTC)
  3. no activity + spam --Ooswesthoesbes 17:04, 23 July 2007 (UTC)
  4. Support - we don't need to provide wikis only for spambots. It can be reopenend anytime there are enough native speakers to build a community able to make sure the wiki does not change into a garbage pile. Ahoerstemeier 09:36, 21 August 2007 (UTC)
  5. Support Does not appear to be a viable project. Move content to Incubator, delete all pages and close database for editing. Siebrand 13:17, 16 September 2007 (UTC)
  6. Support No real content. No community. Multichill 10:04, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
  7. Support Next to no useful content, no useful activity, and it is regularly vandalised. More than 200 pages have been deleted there since February this year. Right now there are 6 pages in the main namespace. It will probably be better if the wiki can gather a community and some strengt in the Incubator. --Jorunn 01:13, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Oppose closing

  1. There is low level of activity, and there are some valid articles. --Node ue 14:26, 13 August 2007 (UTC)
  2. Give them more time. --OosWesThoesBes 08:53, 21 October 2007 (UTC)
  3. They need more time. --Chabi 13:14, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
  4. More time I think.--Jult 13:30, 11 November 2007 (UTC)
  5. We should not close a project with activity.--Ffaarr 09:38, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
  6. Give it a chance. I remeber the same question for SiSwati wikipedia (only two articles). Now it has got 77. The preceding unsigned comment was added by 87.11.16.68 (talk • contribs) .
  7. More time.--Katxis 12:42, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
  8. Strongly Oppose: There are native speakers who are willing to contribute articles right now. In fact, they have already contributed Chamorro articles such as Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, Fetnando Magallanes, Guåhån, Assan-Ma'ina etc. --Jose77 09:50, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
  9. Oppose - The very existence of w:ch:Template:Guåhån, and all it's associated articles (yeah, some are stubs, but some certainly aren't!), proves both that this is an encyclopedia, and that it is being used as such. I have absolutely no connection with this Wikipedia whatsoever, but I suspect that it might even be somewhere I'd look to (with the help of a translator, of course!) for information, at least on Guam and surrounding areas relevant to speakers of Chamorro. As long as the spammers are held at bay, we're good on this one, in my eyes. AshleyMorton 20:26, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
  10. Oppose Now there are 76 pages in the main namespace and exists an active community with chamorro speakers. Please, close this proposal.--Jatrobat 07:01, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  11. Oppose We're doing articles now with native speakers. --Jeneme 13:20, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

General discussion

The internet does not exist on the Marshall Islands. The .mh domain is presently a dead link and a Google search shows no active Web sites [1]. --Jose77 09:55, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

This discussion is on the Chamorro, not the Marshallese Wikipedia. According to en:Chamorro language, Chamorro is spoken on Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. So you need to look at en:.gu and en:.mp, rather than en:.hm. --Johannes Rohr 10:05, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
As the Marshallese WP is equally dead, I jave just added the Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Marshallese Wikipedia. Ahoerstemeier 11:21, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

ISO codes

I am sorry for the Chamorro community and its Swiss problem but it seems to me such things could easily be avoided if wikimedia found (finally) stop using the ISO 639-2 codes and switch over to ISO 639-3 thre letter codes. In that system cha would be the appropriate domain, not the confusing ch. There are good reasons why the ISO -2 codes are obsolete.! Jcwf 23:39, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

First, ISO 639-2 codes are three letter; the main distinction is between the two letter ISO 639-1 codes and the three letter ISO 639-1 & -2 codes. They aren't obsolete; RFC 4646 recommends using ISO 639-1 codes where they exist and ISO 639-2 codes only where the -1 codes don't exist. It's not like three letter codes don't have as many clashes as two letter codes; with w:cha they can get confused with Chad or the Canadian Hockey Association.--Prosfilaes 00:56, 5 May 2008 (UTC)