Requests for new languages/Wikinews Kurdish

submitted verification final decision

This language has been verified as eligible.
The language is eligible for a project, which means that the subdomain can be created once there is an active community and a localized interface, as described in the language proposal policy. You can discuss the creation of this language project on this page.

Once the criteria are met, the language committee can proceed with the approval.

If you think the criteria are met, but the project is still waiting for approval, feel free to notify the committee and ask them to consider its approval.

  • The community needs to develop an active test project; it must remain active until approval (automated statistics, recent changes). It is generally considered active if the analysis lists at least three active, not-grayed-out editors listed in the sections for the previous few months.
  • The community needs to complete required MediaWiki interface translations in that language (about localization, translatewiki, check completion).
  • The community needs to discuss and complete the settings table below:
What Value Example / Explanation
Language code ku (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Kurdish Language name in English
Language name كوردي Language name in your language. This will appear in the language list on Special:Preferences, in the interwiki sidebar on other wikis, ...
Language Wikidata item Q36368 - item has currently the following values:
Item about the language at Wikidata. It would normally include the Wikimedia language code, name of the language, etc. Please complete at Wikidata if needed.
Directionality LTR for ku-Latn, RTL for ku-Arab Is the language written from left to right (LTR) or from right to left (RTL)?
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.

Project name Wikinews "Wikinews" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikinews talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads yes Default is "no". Preferably, files should be uploaded to Commons.
If you want, you can enable local file uploading, either by any user ("yes") or by administrators only ("admin").
Notes: (1) This setting can be changed afterwards. The setting can only be "yes" or "admin" at approval if the test creates an Exemption Doctrine Policy (EDP) first. (2) Files on Commons can be used on all Wikis. (3) Uploading fair-use images is not allowed on Commons (more info). (4) Localisation to your language may be insufficient on Commons.
Optional settings
Project logo This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example, a Wikisource would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk", "Author", "Author talk".
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit Phabricator task. It will include everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings. After creating the task, add a link to the comment.

Arguments in favour


Arguments against

  • Comment Out of the 10,000 articles practically almost all are stubs created in a bot like manner. There are serious problems on KU wiki on a variety of problems ranging from neutrality to copyright violations. doesn't have much of a matured community. Very few active editors. I feel it is far too early for this. It should be experimented on the incubator either way. -- Cat chi? 17:41, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
    I'd like to add that wikinews has time constraints unlike other wikis. I do not believe there is enough of a Kurdish wikipedia community to cover world news in a systematic manner. -- Cat chi? 11:45, 30 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Comment I thing this project won't be good. --Absar 10:41, 30 June 2007 (UTC)[reply]
    This wasn't an argument against, it was just an opinion without any comment. --Bangin 14:03, 30 June 2007 (UTC)[reply]
    Please do not strike out other peoples comments even if you disagree with them. The closing person of this discussion is more than qualified to weight arguments. -- Cat chi? 14:18, 30 June 2007 (UTC)
    There is something funny. All people who oppose Wikinews Kurdish are Turks. You really care Wiki - projects or you are just againist Kurdish culture? --Gomada 18:15, 17 June 2011 (UTC)[reply]

General discussion