Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Interlingue Wikibooks

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This is a proposal for closing and/or deleting a wiki hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. It is subject to the current closing projects policy.

The proposal is accepted and the proposed actions should be taken.

  • A Language Committee member provided the following comment:
    Langcom proposed to the Board to close the wiki with the following rationale: The wiki is a case of "absence of content since its creation". Of the few page, some should even be moved to Wiktionary (as some people noted in the discussion).
    Content should be moved content Incubator, or, where appropriate, to Wiktionary. --MF-W 10:55, 24 November 2014 (UTC) – After there were no objections, bug T78667 was created. --MF-W 14:44, 16 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

I can see a few reasons why the Interlingue Wikibooks should be closed, many the same as those for the Old English Wikibooks' request for closure:

  1. Nothing's going on there, and there's absolutely no community. The community discussion page didn't even exist before I created it to notice the project about its proposed closure. The community discussion page hasn't had any discussions concerning the community. It seems to be all global messages. Also, before I made the few edits I did, there were only five non-bot edits to any pages in the past thirty days, and none to the mainspace.
  2. There's no point in having a Wikibooks in an unused language. Similar to Old English, there's no reason to have things like textbooks in a language that hasn't been widely used in many years.
  3. There isn't that much content anyway. This is the list of all the pages. Some of them, like this vocabulary page look like they'd be better suited on something like Wikiversity.

So, yeah. There are a few good reasons to close this project. TCN7JM 03:35, 31 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]



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