Requests for new languages/Wikipedia bulk request

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  This proposal has been closed as part of a reform of the request process.
This request has not necessarily been rejected, and new requests are welcome. This decision was taken by the language committee in accordance with the Language proposal policy.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

This discussion was created before the implementation of the Language proposal policy, and it is incompatible with the policy. Please open a new proposal in the format this page has been converted to (see the instructions). Do not copy discussion wholesale, although you are free to link to it or summarise it (feel free to copy your own comments over). —{admin} Pathoschild 22:02:17, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
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  • ATTENTION! The most of Cyrillic languages of Russia has no font support! The best variant is used in Chuvash Wikipedia: cv:MediaWiki:Monobook.css Could this code be loaded to all listed wikis (exclude Crimean Tatar)? Also about the interface files. For the most of listed files Russian files should be loaded. They are also should be loaded to Kyrghyz, Kazakh, Komi, Avar, Kumyk, Chechen, Mari, Bashkir, Abkhazian wikis, as it was done for Ossetic and Chuvash; Turkish file for Crimean Tatar. --Untifler 15:23, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • A general (technical) remark: In my opinion there shouldn't be bulk requests for Wikipedias in new languages. Rather each proposed new language needs to be examined separately (i. e. concerning interested users, script issues and so forth). There is no use in discussing languages by the dozen, especially since we have limited developer capacities and experience shows that any Wikipedia created ahead ("maybe somebody will use it someday") without a sufficient number of initial supporters is very likely to flatline. Arbeo 20:29, 1 Jul 2005 (UTC)
    • Hi Arbeo, the reason for this is that they were all requested by one user at the same time, none of them had any separate information. I separated Mari out later, and I think it's time to separate Udmurt. Node ue 08:11, 31 July 2005 (UTC)
      • Ok, I see... Now that we have a separate request for Udmurt and there is currently no discussion regarding the other languages I think they don't have to stay on the main requests page which is quite overloaded. Arbeo 12:28, 16 August 2005 (UTC)
    • Of course, each proposed new language needs to be examined separately! I think the Udmurt language is suitable to be presented in Wikipedia. I have created some sample articles in Udmurt (see Test Page in Udmurt). But! It seems to be much easier to find authors, who could write articles to Wiki not reflecting about any technical questions (fonts, scripts and so on), than those people, who will agree to lose a lot of time and energy to learn how the Wikipedia works (thare are a lot of very difficult things there). This circumstance forces to agree with the principle "maybe somebody will use it someday"... --Denis Sacharnych 9 July 2005 07:02 (UTC)
  • Hi everybody, me and my friends are very interested to start our Kalmyk Wikipedia. So, should we do our own request or just join this bulk one? Calmouk 12:32, 31 Dec 2005 (ETC)
    • Starting a specific request (like you did) is best when there is concrete interest in launching a Wikipedia for an individual language. I've hence removed Kalmyk from the above list. Arbeo 18:14, 3 January 2006 (UTC)