Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Middle English 5

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Middle English 5

submitted verification final decision

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This proposal has been rejected.
This decision was taken by the language committee in accordance with the Language proposal policy based on the discussion on this page.

A committee member provided the following comment:

Marking as rejected as well. Please do not create further requests without first talking to Langcom. --MF-W 21:14, 1 June 2022 (UTC)
  • 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
Proposal
Language code enm (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Middle English Language name in English
Language name Middel Englissh 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 Q36395 - 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 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.
Settings
Project name Wikipedia "Wikipedia" in your language
Project namespace Wikipedia usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace Wikipedia "Wikipedia talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads no 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 File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-enm.svg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Asia/Indonesia "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 Wikipedia Anything else that should be set
submit Phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

ProposalEdit

I know what you are thinking, yet another request for Middle English Wikipedia to pass after 4 requests were already rejected, but please hear me out.

The wiki is growing steadily and has a viable community which is more active then the communities of many “eligible” languages. Some of those eligible languages don’t even have a test wiki despite being approved long ago. See Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Caribbean Hindustani. Middle English Wikipedia keeps growing despite the fact that it’s editors are constantly being discouraged. Therefore I humbly request that it gets verified as eligible or at least put on hold and that the decision will be based on evidence from the test wiki itself and not on feeling which wikis can succeed and which can’t.

Thanks in advance,-📜GIFNK📖DLM💻MMXX🏰 (TALK🎙 | CONTRIBS) 15:18, 16 February 2022 (UTC)

SupportEdit

  •   Strong support as proposer -📜GIFNK📖DLM💻MMXX🏰 (TALK🎙 | CONTRIBS) 15:19, 16 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Strong support I am a fairly new editor but I can already see that this project has been growing steadily over the past 2 years I have been editing (previously on my IP). Many people are working hard to build this new wiki and could one day if it's big enough to give information to those who know the language, and maybe people who only know the Middle form of English. Thank you or Þancie þe, Amicus111 (talk) 16:47, 19 February 2022 (UTC)

OpposeEdit

  • Oppose There's nothing new here.--Prosfilaes (talk) 00:39, 22 February 2022 (UTC)
    • @Prosfilaes:, isn’t the amount of content and activity, and more importantly the fact that the test wiki is considered active consistently during the span 14 months new? -📜GIFNK📚DLM💻MMXX🏰 (TALK⌚️📱⌨️🖥🖨🕹💽💾💿📀📸📹🎥📽🎞📠📺📻📡🔋CONTRIBS) 13:11, 22 February 2022 (UTC)
  • Oppose per above and not meeting the eligibility for a new wiki. --SHB2000 (talk | contribs) 10:15, 23 February 2022 (UTC)

NeutralEdit

Other Comments/DiscussionEdit