Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Dutch (real)

Real Dutch WikipediaEdit

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  • Language details: Real Dutch ([no code])
  • Editing community: Waerth (P)
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Although no iso code I want to request this because of the growing habit to name articles and names in any language but Dutch. When trying to correct this they complain that in their language that they are studying the name is written like that, totally forgetting that we are the Dutch wikipedia. They are not open for any change on that and slowly but surely we see all kinds of strange eastern european names popping up. When addressing the point and moving thai articles to a Thai name as per their rationale they get upset. So I want to request a new Dutch wikipedia in which Dutch will really be the language we use. Waerth 17:55, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Sorry, but this sounds like utter nonsense. By the way, I don't get your point. Do you refer to exonymes like Beijing for Peking? Or Usâmatu-bnu-Lâdin fot Osama bin Laden? Or just Uganda instead of Oeganda. In the latter case, the etymological spelling is just the most usual one. In the former cases, things like these may irritate the reader, but can nullo modo make the Dutch wiki unworkable. Man, I am a frequent user myself (in the sense that I often read pages; edits are scarser) and I never had any trouble with thing like these. Your proposal is sheer obstruction of one of the most flourishing Wikipedias we have. Please drop this idea. It leads to nothing.--Caesarion 00:13, 22 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Oppose: No sense and not references. --Taichi - (?!) 22:15, 1 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose --ARBE0 10:48, 16 May 2006 (UTC)