Proposals for closing projects/Soft close of Hebrew Wikinews

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 for closing he:n: is rejected and the project will be kept open.

  • A Language Committee member provided the following comment:
    The project is active now. --MF-W 00:23, 23 March 2022 (UTC) - Rejected: --MF-W 12:27, 30 March 2022 (UTC)

  • Type: 2 (non-routine proposal)
  • Proposed outcome:
  • Proposed action regarding the content:
  • Notice on the project:
  • Informed Group(s):

Hello, after a discussion on the Hebrew Wikipedia, we would like to open a discussion for closing the Hebrew Wikinews. The reason is that people will not look at wiki news but other news sites. The reason: Other (often relatively more active) wikis that may be controversial, questionable or in another way uncommon. The discussion is at: [1] --מושך בשבט  ·  Talk  17:23, 11 February 2021 (UTC)


  • I Agree with מושך בשבט. I Supports this proposal. Have a Nice day. TheDesertboy (talk) 17:37, 11 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I agree. There are no active users there and it does not appear to be. sorry about the bad english. גופיקו (talk) 19:42, 11 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I supporter to Wikinews need to close most inactive and unpopular in all the projects of wikimedia. ויקי4800 (talk) 09:02, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I Supports this proposal. The webcite isnt popular and also he dosent get enough updates. 123banba (talk) 17:24, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Support due to the inactivity of the Wikinews project in general and this one in particular. Vaticidalprophet (talk) 14:37, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Support due to the inactivity of the project Mạnh An (talk) 01:15, 23 October 2021 (UTC)


  • Please do not close Hebrew Wikinews! I am writing new articles over there   כובש המלפפונים (talk) 12:06, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I see that some users still write articles. Gopico (talk) 08:49, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose - כובש המלפפונים has started to revive it. Also the official language of Israel. SHB2000 (talk | contribs) 09:22, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose - for the same reasons as SHB2000. AnotherEditor144 t - c 12:22, 21 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose Neriahtalk • 20:07, 14 October 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose I can still see this project being useful; articles are still written, and there are plenty of native speakers. Rubbish computer Ping me or leave a message on my talk page 00:36, 3 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Several users have done a great job reviving the project in last days. I hope it would be a great site. רונאלדיניו המלך (talk) 09:19, 17 March 2022 (UTC)