Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Latina Wikipedia

The result of the following proposal for closing a WMF project is to KEEP the project. Please, do not modify this page.

The result was N/A. Please see Talk:Language subcommittee/2008#Latina Wikipedia Closing and hellenic Wikipedia opening to continue this discussion. --Az1568 01:41, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

i make the present proposal, based in the recent change of the rules of the language subcommitee. the new rules say that is not allowed the existence of wikipedia in ancient, classics, or death languages. the latin has the three conditions. recently the indicated subcommitee take the shamed decision of reject the opening of a wikipedia in the classiest and marvelous language of ancient greek. yes, you read it. the language of plato, is considered indigned of express itself. its flexibility, wealth, high prestigious, etc. was not considerated. one capricious change of rules had prevented.

one question, why latin can have a wikipedia and the ancient greek not? the reason say that ancient greek must have one by its own right. all historians know that the greek culture always was superior than the latin culture.

another question. why in the new rules argument that ancient languages can not have their own wikipedias because they do not have native speakers. and then support the right of artificial languages (that don't have native speakers, too) to have your own ones? that's no sense. for EQUALITY reason that rule do not must exist.

if your support the idea that latin wikipedia have stay. you support also the rigth that ancient greek must have your own one. the rules must been reversed.

if you consider that the new rule is correct. the latin wikipedia must be closed. for EQUALITY and COHERENCE.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 201.240.253.209 (talk)

I think that closing la.wikipedia would be a defeat for the project. The whole project. Why? Because wikimedia's project are not simply the most vivid demonstration of how beautiful can the web 2.0 be, but above all because we are trying to make culture. Latin and ancient greek are, no doubts, great part of the culture of the whole world. Try to imagine us without such "ancestors". It is not possible.
I repeat, in my opinion closing la.wiki would be a madness. And for the same reasons, would be a madness as well to avoid the opening of wikimedia's projects in ancient greek. Best regards to everybody. -- Jaakko 22:08, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
madness? this! is! sparta! scusa, ma considerando l'argomento.. --87.9.221.96 22:20, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
strongly oppose this seems to be only a revenge for the closure of ancient greek wikipedia, a project should be closed only if it is not active --Vituzzu 00:36, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
read between lines!, i think the idea is not close the latin wikipedia. the idea is the opening the ancient greek wikipedia. i strongly support the idea. OPEN IT! OPEN IT! OPEN IT!. The Language subcomitee is in a terrible error! anyone support the idea?—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 190.41.49.238 (talk)
The Latin Wikipedia was created before the Language Subcommittee existed. We have no jurisdiction over existing projects, even those that may go against current policy. Previous to the Subcommittee's creation, there were no, or very few, requirements for the creation of a project. The goal of the Wikimedia Foundation is to spread knowledge, not to revive ancient languages. In any case, a Wikimedia project in an ancient language goes against this goal; if nobody natively speaks a language, it does not help achieve the Foundation's goals to create a wiki in that language.--Shanel 01:57, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Actually the Latin Wikipedia has been a huge Help for many many students of the language. I myself as a Latin teacher was really impressed and inspired by it. The Ideas of Wilhelm of Humbolt to promote ancient languages as a means to acquire true cultural education through the study "ad fontes" was always a really hard thing to do for many many children, and Wikipedia Latina Helped greatly.78.50.229.76 20:52, 2 August 2009 (UTC)