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So can Georgian Wikisource be the next one to request approval?Edit

Fyi, this topic was again bumped by @ჯეო: on a non-Wikimedia platform, and within the main request page, but with the fatal errors in [1], I'm not sure how they are ready for an official kawikisource. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 04:21, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

@Liuxinyu970226: Open it and you will see how ready we are--ჯეოCommonsski (talk) 06:08, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
Hello. Are all pages in oldwikisource:Category:Georgian? --MF-W 03:04, 1 December 2020 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: Yes, these are Georgian texts. ProofreadPage is fully translated. Having over 2000 texts and a community is a good argument. --Arxivist (talk) 13:48, 4 December 2020 (UTC)
Hello, I quickly checked all the sources and I can confirm that they are all Georgian sources, which are mostly medieval sources, as well as sources from the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th centuries. These are mainly orders of kings and letters, as well as books and poems by Georgian writers. Also, I finished all the work on the translation of MediaWiki and I think we are ready to support the new project. Thanks, --Mehman 97 13:53, 4 December 2020 (UTC)
Ah, sorry. What I meant was: Are all Georgian pages in the Category:Georgian or are they even more pages outside of it? --MF-W 04:40, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
Hello, @MF-Warburg:. I have not found such pages. The Georgian community has long and diligently been collecting them into this category. The time has come! :) --Arxivist (talk) 17:11, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
Hallo, @MF-Warburg:. Do you have any news?--Arxivist (talk) 22:33, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
@Arxivist: There are much categories:, but at all, all of this categories become part of Category: Georgian, for this moment Category: Georgian has 181 categories and this categories also has categories. Every page is in this category--ჯეოCommonsski (talk) 15:37, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
This project has more articles than 27 opened wikisource projects--ჯეოCommonsski (talk) 15:39, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: Project is full ready for open--ჯეო (talk) 19:41, 15 January 2021 (UTC)
I'm sorry, but even with Catanalysis broken, I still don't see much activity e.g. here. --MF-W 18:07, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: Sorry, but this is nonsense. The project has grown long ago and will have more activity than other projects. Is it really a project in Anglo-Saxon where there is one text, and it can exist, but not Georgian? Few people look into the multi-section silt incubator. Please, let's take it adequately.--Arxivist (talk) 12:39, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: Trust me page of this project are very popular in Georgia because people are really interested in this project, after opening of project it will be more easy for beginer users to start edit. Users like me, who have some experience will start editing after opening of this project, because after opening the will have big motivation--ჯეო (talk) 08:00, 6 February 2021 (UTC)
Trust me if this project will be opened, it will have much active users, begginers will be really interested in this projected and we will try to popularize this project, if this project will be opened, it will become one of the best wikisource with quality, and now nobody has motivation to start editing, because this project is in incubator for years--ჯეო (talk) 08:02, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

Bashkir WikisourceEdit

Hello, dear Committee! Bashkir Wikisource is ready to start. ProofreadPage translated. There are more than enough texts (over 2300). The community has been active and willing for a long time. And many Wikipedians didn't even know about this Wikisource oldwikisource:Category:Башҡортса. Please write your solution. Thanks! --Arxivist (talk) 11:16, 4 December 2020 (UTC)

Hello. Looking at [2], no edits are shown for this month of December and only some sporadic activity in the months before that. Are there pages outside of the category which skew this view? --MF-W 04:43, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
Hello, @MF-Warburg:. 1. It's often makes mistakes. Catanalysis often does not reflect the reality of the community. Many projects are in the "incubator" stage due to the reluctance of the community to constantly edit the "incubator". Visual activity on the date of creation and after. I think that the Bashkir language is fully consistent and fulfilled all the norms. This section contains more than 2000 sources. What is the problem? 2. No, I did not find such pages.--Arxivist (talk) 17:09, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
Hallo, @MF-Warburg:. Do you have any news?--Arxivist (talk) 22:33, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
Unfortunately, the low activity doesn't fulfill the requirements of the language proposal policy. --MF-W 18:03, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: Sorry, but this is nonsense. The project has grown long ago and will have more activity than other projects. Is it really a project in Anglo-Saxon where there is one text, and it can exist, but not Bashkir? Few people look into the multi-section silt incubator. Please, let's take it adequately.--Arxivist (talk) 12:40, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello, everyone. I want to support User:Arxivist. It is time to open Bashkir Wikisourse as they have many texts and they have strong wikicommunity which can join the project. But joining the incubator is not interesting even for me. I think that Arxivist can help to Bashkir community with the project as he is very experienced user. And in this question we should support every language, because if there are projects for less than 100 texts and there are no normal project for more than 2000 texts I think it is discrimination. --Visem (talk) 18:51, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Привет.   Support. Выход башкирской Викитеки из инкубатора будет стимулом для активности волонтеров в проекте. --Рөстәм Нурыев (talk) 15:03, 25 January 2021 (UTC)

There needs to be an active community behind the project before it can get an own wiki. While for Wikisource wikis this is usually handled less strictly than for other projects, because of the lower "active maintenance" that needs to be done for finished transcriptions of works, there are still some things that need to be done, especially when a new wiki is set up. None of you are active on on this project, except Visem, who made 2 edits 3 days ago. Also, what's up with the "Incubator is difficult to use" argument? It's true, but Multilingual Wikisource is not Incubator and much easier to use, fortunately. And Anglo-Saxon Wikisource is a closed project. --MF-W 23:00, 25 January 2021 (UTC)

Suggestion: Systematic review of small language projects, especially Wikipedia language versionsEdit

In light of the recent debacles with Scots and Northern Luri Wikipedias, maybe all projects that have only a handful of active users should be reviewed by a group of linguists to ascertain whether they're actually written in any established or recognizable form of the respective language? Who knows how many Wikipedias there may be where the content is marred by a lack of language knowledge by main contributors (the case of Scots), language purism leading to an "invented" language (the case of Northern Luri), or similar issues? Who really knows the state of, say, the Wikipedias in Vepsian, Komi, Saraiki, or Northern Soto? (These are arbitrary examples - quite possibly they are fine). A systematic review now and then, say, every 10 years could be helpful, I think. See also my article in German-language Wikipedia's Kurier and the related discussion. Gestumblindi (talk) 17:18, 24 January 2021 (UTC)

Bonjour @Gestumblindi:, I think talking this issue at SWA talk page might be better? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 01:22, 25 January 2021 (UTC)
@Liuxinyu970226: Thanks for the pointer, I was not aware of that page - that seems to be basically what I propose here, yes. I see that it was created after the Scots case; the case of Northern Luri has, in my opinion, confirmed the need for a thorough approach in reviewing small language projects. Gestumblindi (talk) 20:03, 25 January 2021 (UTC)

Questions about requirements of the Wiktionary in LombardEdit

The Lombard dictionary has more than 500 entries and some help pages. Moreover localization requirements are met.

What's still needed for it to be verified as eligible?

What's still needed for final approval?

Every wiki project has not only entry pages, but also pages with namespaces. Will they be created automatically as the Wiktionari is opened or must / can they be created before? Till now I have created some pages with the Wiktionary prefix including the community portal.--Gat lombart (talk) 15:16, 1 February 2021 (UTC)

@Gat lombart: In theory, it's better that you should invite at least two more friends to contribute with you. The catanalysis told me that you're the only active user of the test. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 07:19, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
I have marked the request as eligible. As the user above said, there should be at least several contributors over at least several months for approval. --MF-W 17:01, 4 February 2021 (UTC)

Request for Approval of Mon WiktionaryEdit

The test project is active enough. The Mon community's first project was Wikipedia. It was approved and created at the end of 2019. Please review their second Project for the final approval. Thanks.--Htawmonzel (talk) 14:11, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

Hello@ჯეო:, I would like to ask for your help for Mon language Wiktionary. I would like to get your help, now on Mon Wiktionary the dictionary has 368 articles. I would like to ask for confirmation of the Mon wiktionary thank you very much.--咽頭べさ (talk) 12:24, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
@咽頭べさ: I am ready to help you in opening of this project--ჯეო (talk) 12:56, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
I am very happy because of good quality of this project, it is beeter than some opened projects at this moment, and I will help you to open this project--ჯეო (talk) 13:00, 20 February 2021 (UTC)

Please see below - the approval is now underway. --MF-W 14:13, 20 February 2021 (UTC)

Request for approval of Okinawan WikipediaEdit

Good day there! Since Okinawan was listed as one of the active languages on incubating wikis, we have been looking forward to make it approved. We've been updating continuously. With recent editing, Okinawan Wikipedia (incubator:Wp/ryu) is well developed. Moreover, in many of them, we can see the quality and quantity have been up to a certain level. We would like to know if we can see Okinawan approved soon? John Smith Ri (talk) 06:30, 14 February 2021 (UTC)

Hello. I do not see any edits from you in Wp/ryu? --MF-W 16:05, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
@MF-W Correct, but I have some connection with potential editors and I just found that it seems to be good enough for Wp/ryu to be approved.--John Smith Ri (talk) 03:08, 17 February 2021 (UTC)
@John Smith Ri: The question is that we need at least 3 active editors to contribute for some months, to which it looks like only one a little active user per a month, this looks far from a potential approval. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 05:48, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
Another requirement is that the most important MediaWiki messages are translated into the language. --MF-W 11:05, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Notification about proposed approval of Seediq and Atayal WikipediaEdit

Hi! Langcom intends to approve Seediq Wikipedia (trv) and Atayal Wikipedia (tay). If you have objections to that based on the language proposal policy, please tell us here on this page in the next seven days. Meanwhile, the community is asked to check (and if necessary, complete) the wiki settings as indicated on the request pages. --MF-W 23:44, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

8 days past, I think Atayal one can be proceed as namespace settings are provided, no idea for the Seediq one. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 06:35, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

Notification about proposed approval of Mon WiktionaryEdit

Hi! Langcom intends to approve Mon Wiktionary (mnw). If you have objections to that based on the language proposal policy, please tell us here on this page in the next seven days. Meanwhile, the community is asked to check (and if necessary, complete) the wiki settings as indicated on the request pages. --MF-W 14:13, 20 February 2021 (UTC)


QUIERO AGREGAR IDIOMA MAYA YUCATECO EN WIKIPEDIA COMO PARA NUEVOS ARTCULOS DE MAYA —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jorge Blanco dragon (talk) 20 February 2021, 16:48

@Jorge Blanco dragon: Hello, I think it's mostly inappropriate to use all capitalized alphabets in a sentence, also it seems that you want to approve the Yucatec Maya Wikipedia test? If yes, then as I've checked [3], it doesn't look active since April of last year. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 00:09, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

Request fo approval of Tashlhit wikipediaEdit

Hi I'm one of the actif users on Tashlhit Wikipedia (wp/shi), can our project be approved in the near future. Lhoussine AIT TAYFST (talk) 20:43, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Hello, this is already in discussion, the recent news about this said that the conversion system between Tifinagh and Latin are bi-directional now, and if it works well, then site creation will be as soon as possible. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 00:20, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Thank you very much, we believe that our project will be a real source of information so soon Lhoussine AIT TAYFST (talk) 14:06, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

Request for rejection of Shanghainese WikipediaEdit

Hello. Now we already have Wu Chinese Wikipedia. Besides, there is no valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code for Shanghainese. There is not even an incubator for this Wikipedia. We should simply reject it.--John Smith Ri (talk) 09:45, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

  --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 10:32, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
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