Requests for new languages/Wikinews Persian

Persian WikinewsEdit

main page Requests for new languages (Wikinews Persian)
submitted verification final decision
  This proposal has been approved.
The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

The Persian edition of Wikinews has been created at —Pathoschild 23:26:26, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
Proposal summary
  • Language details: persian (فارسی, fa ISO 639-1)
  • Editing community: mardetanha (NP), User:BlueDevil (N)
    List your user name if you're interested in editing the wiki. Add "N" next to your
    name if you are a native speaker of this language.
  • Relevant pages: development wiki project
  • External links:
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Arguments in favourEdit

  • Support Support I Think its the time for persian wikinews --Mardetanha talk 15:19, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Supportit is time for it!--Farzaaaad2000 19:18, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support yes, It could be a great idea, right time for commencement. --Kamix 19:39, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Rohan 19:44, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support.Yes, there is a need for this. ----BlueDevil 21:29, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support. Definitely the Persian wikipedia which is almost at 40,000 articles, needs wikinews in Persian language. It is necessary for every language to live in all aspects of Wikimedia. --Kaaveh Ahangar 22:15, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support, now is 5 projects on Persian language. --~Innvs: 08:48, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support because of the tens of millions of Farsi speakers without freedom of speach and access to international news; before this happens there's still the news in Farsi supported by Reporters Without Borders (not neutral, but still balancing the official Iranian sources and its severe filtering filters; may be they could have a bit more freedom if the news are made more neutral here, so this would create a third voice). Verdy P 05:18, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support because of the millions of Persian speakers who are REALLY INTERESTED in following the latest news! --Wayiran 15:10, 30 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support One of the world languages should always have a WikiNews. --Jeroen 02:28, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

and 22 vote's to support here.

  • Support SupportPersian Language have 5 wiki so is better have 6th wikiAmir 06:18, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support Azmi1995 03:01, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support Mikhailov Kusserow (talk) 03:12, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Support --همان 20:05, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - I support it! --Mirzali 22:30, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support--Reality006 23:14, 3 February 2010 (UTC)
  • 'Support'SupportThere will be a huge participation. 22:32, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Support --Diego Grez return fire 03:05, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Support we have some problems in designing templates (because we are working in RTL direction not LTR direction!), please as quick as possible give us our own wiki which can create correct design on it!Ebraminio 19:17, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Support We need this wiki news. Persian has over 120 million speakers. Kurdbuddha (talk) 12:17, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

Arguments againstEdit

Persian people realy need it and I'm sure after just less than 1 month it will become very popular, it's fantastic feeling. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 02:52, 9 April 2009 (UTC), methinks that you are contributing in the wrong section. Bogorm 17:11, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Other discussionsEdit

A request has been send to wp:Michael Snow to accept this request. Thanks, GerardM 11:30, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks --Mardetanha talk 12:54, 12 November 2008 (UTC)
Currently, Localization of most used messages and core is   Done. 1 message is remained in extension used by Wikimedia.--Kwj2772 08:37, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

At this moment, there is not enough activity on the Incubator. It is the reason why things do not proceed. The localisation effort is duly noted.. Thanks, GerardM 12:30, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

I will give it another spirit and make it more active.--Mardetanha talk 21:11, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

What would be the final decision? Is this request ignored? 22:42, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Localisation updateEdit

  • Currently 100.00% of the MediaWiki messages and 77.72% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Localisation of these messages is a requirement before your request is finally assessed. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 22:38, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Currently 99.18% of the MediaWiki messages and 53.43% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Localisation of these messages is a requirement before your request is finally assessed. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 05:26, 1 June 2010 (UTC)


Project has been approved by LangCom and we are waiting up to 7 days for Board to say nothing :) In the mean time, please give us the needed details for project creation:

  • Language code: fa
  • Site url:
  • Project name (in native language): ویکی‌خبر
  • Project namespace (usually the same as the project name): ویکی‌خبر
  • Project talk namespace: بحث_ویکی‌خبر
  • Project logo (135x135 PNG image generated from some decent SVG image):
  • Default project timezone: Tehran (UTC+03:30)

--Millosh 13:51, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

filled, just give us time for designing a svg logo :), thanks :) --ebraminiot 14:44, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Not final version! but seems good  , 135px: [2] --ebraminiot 18:36, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

The bug request filled with the temporary logo: --Millosh 18:18, 4 September 2010 (UTC)