Talk:List of Wikipedias

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Please see the following archives for older discussion.

  • Archive 1 (2004-08-08 to 2006-03-21) — earliest discussion, before script-based updates (35K)
  • Archive 2 (2006-02-10 to 2006-06-14) — mostly about the switch to script-based updating of the "All Wikipedias" table (51K)
  • Archive 3 (2006-06-06 to 2006-09-01) — miscellaneous fixes to table formatting, vandalism reports, etc. (<32K)
  • Archive 4 (2006-09-12 to 2007-08-04) — debates over language inclusion, automatic updates, depth calculations, etc. (70K)
  • Archive 5 (2007-08-20 to 2007-12-31) — (67K)
  • Archive 6 (2008-01-13 to 2008-12-23) — (53K)
  • Archive 7 (2009-12-06 to 2011-05-02) — (39K)
  • Archive 8 (2011-06-06 to 2015-10-07) — (90K)
  • Archive 9 (2015-10-08 to 2017-10-23) — (18K)

Error in the tableEdit

There's an error at line 213 of the table (Doteli Wikipedia) where the native name and the English name of the language are inverted, which fucks up the links, but I don't know how to fix it. Basemetal (talk) 15:04, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

  • Fixed. --Emaus (talk) 01:51, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Same with line 300! --IlSoupylI (talk) 15:11, 24 February 2021 (UTC)


What's happening with Cebuano, it has over 5 million articles! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 22:59, 16 November 2017‎

This is not a problem. The majority of the articles in the Cebuano Wikipedia have been created by a bot called Lsjbot. The English Wikipedia has an article about this bot: Lsjbot.
Regards --NicoScribe (talk) 07:45, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Klingon WikiaEdit

The Klingon Wikia link is broken, here is a working link.'a' --Sabelöga (talk) 22:43, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

Kabiye WikipediaEdit

For Kabiye (kbp), the "Language" and "Language (local)" designations are the wrong way round on this list. The name of the language in English is 'Kabiye'. The name of the language in Kabiye is 'Kabɩyɛ'. Please can this be changed? Gnangbade (talk) 08:55, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

  • Fixed. --Emaus (talk) 01:50, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Updates for 14 January 2018?Edit

Why are there no updates for 00:00 & 12:00 14 January 2018 (UTC)? Is it out of order?--Kowlooner (talk) 12:50, 14 January 2018 (UTC)


? Total what? Bits/bytes/characters/words/edits? Apparently not articles, since there is a separate, smaller column for this category. I would correct this, but I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT SHOULD BE. 06:55, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi. Under the section "Notes" you will find the definition of "Total". -- Tegel (Talk) 07:14, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
@Tegel: So you've just helped that IP user, but it's no help to anyone else: we just have to scroll down to Notes and find out for ourselves. Not even a link! Shame on whoever set the table up that way! --Thnidu (talk) 22:05, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
@Tegel: A proper fix would be to link all the headers that are discussed in Notes to that section, or even to the appropriate paragraph in Notes via anchors. --Thnidu (talk) 22:14, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
Hi. Yes, I popped in here in the beginning of the year when a user had a question. I have just reverted vandalism a couple of times so I have not contributed to the page in any way other than that. All users with a confirmed account can change and improve the page, so if you see anything that can be improved you could do it yourself as well. From the history of the page you can see who made the current structure. Just think of Etiquette if you contact them. -- Tegel (Talk) 16:02, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

New column "Views"Edit

Hello, everyone!

I have an idea to add a column with site views to the table. Here you can find it's first draft: List of Wikipedias/Table v2.

Please comment this. In case of approval here, I'm going to start an RFC with some additional options of the table modification. --Emaus (talk) 01:43, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

What's the point of simple English wikipedia?Edit

I get the gist of it, but it seems practically the same as the actual English. Not that "simple". Alex of Canada (talk) 00:48, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

Look at several of the other longer, better quality articles there. You'd be surprised as to how simple the page is in comparison to its counterpart. Unfortunately, we don't have too many active editors over there to keep all pages simple. hiàn 04:04, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
This is not the place to discuss the use of any particular Wikipedias. Or Wikipedia in general, for that matter. Steinbach (formerly Caesarion) 12:12, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
I will edit on it, then. Alex of Canada (talk) 00:01, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

Uppercase missing at

In the language list at nearly all languages but the Armenian in the 100.000+ section are given with uppercase first letter. Armenian is mentioned as հայերեն, rather than Հայերեն: How can this be fixed ? Darwwin (talk) 10:26, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

I'll put in a phabricator on that. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:45, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
phabricator:T193060. I suspect they'll handle this pretty promptly. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:52, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
@Darwwin: Phabricator reports that the correction will be deployed on Monday, 7 May. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:01, 3 May 2018 (UTC)
thanks! Darwwin (talk) 10:17, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
@Darwwin: Have a look now ... StevenJ81 (talk) 15:03, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
@StevenJ81:, perfect! thanks for very quick processing!

Un MAmaguebo trafficanteEdit 16:01, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

I have no idea what you want to have done here. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:53, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Albanian WikiEdit

It seems to have disappeared from the main list. I had to pick it up from the External Link at the top of the page (sq:Faqja kryesore).

Others may also have gone AWOL. The intro talks of 301/291 Wikis, but there are only 278 in the numbered list.

(I don't need a reply, it's just something which may need looking into.) Narky Blert (talk) 17:53, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

I have informed the bot owner to the bot that do the update that there is languages missing. -- Tegel (Talk) 18:05, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
Do we need a phabricator task to address the missing wikis on the table? --Agusbou2015 (talk) 23:35, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
  Done, I've issued the phabricator task. --Agusbou2015 (talk) 23:41, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
The task has been rejected as "invalid", but when will you add the missing wikis on the list? --Agusbou2015 (talk) 23:50, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

Ukrainian Wikipedia not listedEdit

I notice that Ukrainian Wikipedia is not listed on the table. Is that language version closed? --Agusbou2015 (talk) 23:25, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

Also Bosnian Wikipedia is missing. --Agusbou2015 (talk) 23:32, 6 June 2018 (UTC) Agusbou2015 (talk) 23:32, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
Do we need a phabricator task to address the missing wikis on the table? --Agusbou2015 (talk) 23:35, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
  Done, I've issued the phabricator task. --Agusbou2015 (talk) 23:41, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
The task has been rejected as "invalid", but when will you add the missing wikis on the list? --Agusbou2015 (talk) 23:50, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Hello! Bot gets errors on local data obtaining, probably due to technical works. Currently I stopped the bot and reverted page to last full version.

Turkmenian Wikipedia (170.) is not written in her own alphabet at Language local columnEdit

The Turkmen Wikipedia is not written in her own alphabet. It is not Arabic or Cyrillic style. Why? Can somebody fix it?--Porbóllett (talk) 18:41, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Fixed. --Emaus (talk) 01:54, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Thank you.--Porbóllett (talk) 18:28, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Santali language linkEdit

Hello! The Santali language link goes to w:ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ and not w:Santali language. Thank you! Ed [talk] [en] 22:46, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

  • Hello! Fixed. --Emaus (talk) 20:59, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

Hausa Wikipedia (#223) native name written only with Arabic scriptEdit

Hausa Wikipedia (#223) native name is written only with Arabic script, despite the language is also written with the Latin script. Please fix it. --Agusbou2015 (talk) 23:03, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

  • Added "Hausa" into local name. --Emaus (talk) 20:58, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

3rd bullet under "Notes"Edit

The page states:

    ""Images" is the number of locally uploaded files."

In the chart, "Images" is replaced by the header "Files". Should it be changed? The Graceful Hobo (talk) 13:14, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

  Done --Antonio1952 (talk) 20:05, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Vietnamese entry in tableEdit

No depth is given, just "__". Is there a reason for this? I suppose I could calculate the depth by hand. Bruce leverett (talk) 18:17, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

  • Hello! This is caused by artificially grown total page number which distorts the real situation. --Emaus (talk) 21:51, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
    • Do many non-artical pages still exist now? Why they cannot be caculated into the total page number as valid. Thanks. MirrorWuu (talk) 07:36, 28 December 2019 (UTC)

An oblivion about Moldovan Wikipedia deletion informationEdit

In section "Deprecated, moved and other", subsection "Moved and deleted" you forgot to state the deletion of Moldovan (Cyrillic) Wikipedia, which has been at first closed, then moved to Wikia and finally deleted and redirected to Romanian Wikipedia. --Agusbou2015 (talk) 22:24, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Rationale for "Never been an official Wikipedia"Edit

The "Never been an official Wikipedia" section now lists 3 wikis that were rejected as Wikimedia projects. Problem is, there are already hundreds of potential Wikipedias that have been rejected, and surely dozens more on the way. Any of them could be set up at Wikia or elsewhere and possibly be added to this list. We obviously don't want to list all of them here. So, what exactly are the criteria for inclusion in the "Never been an official Wikipedia" section on this page? Should the section even be here at all? - dcljr (talk) 21:59, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

That section probably made sense in the early years of Wikimedia for projects that might conceivably become legitimate Wikipedia editions had the process gone through. I agree that those years are now gone. — Yerpo Eh? 13:58, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
OK, fair warning: I am prepared to remove that section entirely. Unless someone gives me a good reason not to, I will remove it in a few days. - dcljr (talk) 20:11, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
I done did it. - dcljr (talk) 08:31, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Shan WikipediaEdit

For Shan (shn), the "Language" and "Language (local)" designations are the wrong way round on this list. The name of the language in English is 'Shan'. The name of the language in Shan is 'ၽႃႇသႃႇတႆး'. Please can this be changed? Jacek Janowski nr2 (talk) 19:52 9 February 2019 (UTC)

See here. --Antonio1952 (talk) 22:32, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

German wrong linkEdit

Please change [[Deutsche]] to [[Deutsche Sprache|Deutsche]] on the first table. -- 20:03, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

  Done. Nihlus 19:57, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
@Nihlus: I fear the bot updating this page will override your edit during its next run, at least that is what seems to have happened with previous manual edits to that page. It might be advisable to contact the bot operator. --Vogone (talk) 20:09, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, I figured it might. If it does, I will contact the botop. Nihlus 20:45, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
@Nihlus: the bot has reverted the wrong link... -- 06:18, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
@Nihlus: you missed my last message? Link to German language is still wrong... -- 20:04, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
He's been notified. Nihlus 20:20, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict) The content you all are discussing here is transcluded from List of Wikipedias/Table, which is generated by a bot twice per day. As pointed out at the top of Talk:List of Wikipedias/Table, you need to contact User:Emaus (who just got pinged here) to make permanent changes to the table. - dcljr (talk) 20:24, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Error (Northern Sami)Edit

The table says, "Sámegiella", but it links to "Davvisámegiella".
Please change the text in the table to "Davvisámegiella".

The content page can not be edited by my user account. Regards! Sju hav (talk) 13:41, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Bug in tableEdit

Native and English names of Western Armenian are swapped on the table. Please fix that bug! --Agusbou2015 (talk) 18:14, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

Number of WordsEdit

Hi Emaus. Would it be possible to integrate also the number of words in all content pages in this table, which are evaluated in 'Special:Statistics' for some time now? Best regards, --Holder (talk) 12:09, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

(Not an answer to your question, but might be helpful…) The information currently shown in the "All Wikipedias" table are all based on the raw stats accessible through the API. But it looks like the "Words in all content pages" number shown on Special:Statistics is provided by the CirrusSearch extension (see Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Miscellaneous/Word count on statistics and the links from there). I don't know how a script would access that number. Do you? Emaus, can you figure it out? - dcljr (talk) 01:45, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes, bot gets data via API but can use any other useful data source. Currently I dony't know such source for word number. --Emaus (talk) 19:49, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

Error in the table at Serial Number 162Edit

The language "Bhojpuri" ("भोजपुरी" in the Devanagari script)(Serial Number 162 in the table) has been misidentified as the group of over 11 languages, "Bihari" - which it belongs to. I don't know how to fix it, so somebody else please do. PolyRe167895432 (talk) 00:49, 07 November 2019 (GMT + 5:30 hrs)

This seems to be because "bh" is the ISO language code for the Bihari language group (the Wikipedia subdomain in question is ''), while Bhojpuri is "bho". Emaus would be the one to change this in the table (and he has just been "pinged" here). Note that the wiki was apparently created before there were clear rules about naming Wikimedia wikis (subdomains). A "bh" Wikipedia certainly would not be created today. There is already a Phabricator task (created in 2014) to change the subdomain from "bh" to "bho". Unfortunately, it is currently prohibitively difficult to perform such "renames" (I'm not sure why), so I wouldn't expect the subdomain itself to get "fixed" anytime soon. - dcljr (talk) 04:45, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Changed english name to bhojpuri. --Emaus (talk) 22:43, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

Should this be mentioned in the Cebuano Language article?Edit

A minority language in the southern Philippines having the second largest Wikipedia next to English, more than not only Filipino but Spanish, the Chinese dialects, Japanese, German, Russian, with significantly less users is both noteworthy and amazing. Does anybody believe it should be mentioned in w:Cebuano language? J390 (talk) 02:14, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

The proper place to ask this would seem to be en:Talk:Cebuano language. (Note that almost all articles on the Cebuano Wikipedia were created — and most only edited since — by a single bot, as you can verify by hitting "Random page" several times on that wiki and then "View history" on each page you come to. So the size accomplishment is not at all amazing. Whether it's noteworthy can be discussed elsewhere.) - dcljr (talk) 02:27, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

Correction to Old EnglishEdit

So the local language link for Old English redirects to "Nīwenglisc sprǣc" (Modern English). The correct link should be "Ænglisc spræc". Thanks! Clarinetguy097 (talk) 06:05, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

That redirect lives on the Old English Wikipedia. Please get consensus there to change the redirect. StevenJ81 (talk) 21:16, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

Depth calculationEdit

Hello! Is depth calculated automatically? I have the case for Basque wikipedia where (7569979/348777)*((705704-348777)/348777)^2=22 and now it appears as 11. I don't know the cause to be exactly the double. Thanks -Theklan (talk) 23:28, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

  • Hello! The first divisor should be a total page number and not the article number. So the calculation is (7569979/705704)*((705704-348777)/348777)^2=11. --Emaus (talk) 17:05, 2 January 2020 (UTC)

Errore of the tableEdit

The friulan wikipedia it has more articles than the Maltese wikipedia, but it is marked below. Thank you Nuova haiti mapper (talk) 07:53, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

No it hasn't. :fur has 3350 articles and :mt has 3446. The table is correct. — Yerpo Eh? 10:02, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

"Invented" codesEdit

I believe some of these are from an RFC, I forget the number. They are as "invented" as ISO codes. Rich Farmbrough 10:05 1 April 2020 (GMT).

Welsh languageEdit

Hello, On the search box on this page the list of languages has Cymraeg sorted after Romanian and before Simple English. Why cannot it be with the languages beginning with "C"?--Johnsoniensis (talk) 06:06, 16 April 2020 (UTC)

Selection of external linksEdit

@Dcljr: Hi. Can you explain what these links mean and why they are better than interwiki? Iniquity (talk) 23:12, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

I don't know. I didn't put them there. But since they do not duplicate the interwiki links, they should not be removed with that justification. Perhaps others can comment here as to whether they are needed or not. - dcljr (talk) 00:12, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
@Meno25 and Antonio1952? Anyone else? - dcljr (talk) 23:47, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
> But since they do not duplicate the interwiki links, they should not be removed with that justification.
I think they duplicate the interwiki links. They was added by Kaganer in 2013 without any comment. Kaganer, can you tell why they are needed, please? Iniquity (talk) 22:31, 16 June 2020 (UTC)
No especially purpose. This was just expanding content of "Template:Other languages/List of Wikipedias" (currently deleted as unused and outdated). --Kaganer (talk) 17:02, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks :) Iniquity (talk) 22:30, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

For the record, here are the links provided by the "External links" table we are discussing, and the interlanguage links provided by Wikidata for the same languages (not counting 29 additional languages at Wikidata but not in the table):

Lang Link in table Link provided by Wikidata
als als:Wikipedia:Sprachen
az az:Vikipediya:Bütün Vikipediyaların siyahısı
cs cs:Wikipedie:Seznam jazyků Wikipedie
cu cu:Википє́дїꙗ:Ката́логъ
de de:Wikipedia:Sprachen de:Liste der Wikipedias nach Sprachen
fi fi:Wikipedia:Luettelo Wikipedian kielistä
ga ga:Vicipéid:Vicipéid i dteangacha eile
hu hu:Wikipédia:Wikipédiák listája
ja ja:Wikipedia:ウィキペディアの一覧
ka ka:ვიკიპედია:ვიკიპედიების სია
kk kk:Уикипедия:Уикипедиялар тізімі
ko 위키백과의 목록
(local redirect here at Meta)
ko:언어별 위키백과 목록
ky ky:Уикипедиялар тизмеси
li li:Lies vaan Wikipedia's li:Lies vaan Wikipedia's
(same target)
lv lv:Vikipēdija:Vikipēdiju uzskaitījums
mg mg:wikt:Mpikambana:Bot-Jagwar/Lisitry ny Wikipedia
ms ms:Wikipedia:Senarai Wikipedia ms:Senarai Wikipedia
nan nan:Wikipedia:Kî-thaⁿ ê gí-giân
pl pl:Wikipedia:Lista wersji językowych
pt pt:Wikipedia:Wikipédia em outras línguas pt:Lista de Wikipédias
ru ru:Википедия:Список Википедий ru:Языковые разделы Википедии
sr sr:Википедија:Остали_језици
sq sq:Wikipedia:Faqja kryesore
ta ta:Wikipedia:பன்மொழி விக்கிப்பீடியாப் பட்டியல் ta:விக்கிப்பீடியாக்களின் பட்டியல்
th th:วิกิพีเดีย:วิกิพีเดียภาษาต่าง ๆ
uk uk:Вікіпедія:Список Вікіпедій uk:Список Вікіпедій
uz uz:Vikipediya:Vikipediyalar tizmasi
vi vi:Wikipedia:Phiên bản ngôn ngữ
yo yo:Wikipedia:Awon Eede
zh zh:wikipedia:維基百科語言列表 zh:維基百科列表
(redirect to same target)

This doesn't look to me like duplication. - dcljr (talk) 00:55, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

Oh, I see, thanks. We have two similar Wikidata items: d:Q21010653 and d:Q859417. And it seems to me now they are confused. And the meta is linked to articles, instead of service pages. Iniquity (talk) 22:34, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 14 June 2020Edit

edit 14:25, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

  Declined Blank request. Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (talk) 14:26, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

Total page viewsEdit


It would be great to add the number of page views. According to Wikimedia: "Page views on Wikimedia projects is our most important content consumption metric." so this metric should definitely figure in a list of Wikipedias. Data is available for each Wikipedia on Wikimedia Statistics, I guess it would be easy to automatically generate the figures for all Wikipedias and update the table accordingly.

What do you think?


Antoine, A455bcd9 (talk) 05:18, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

@Emaus: as I've just seen you suggested the same thing two years ago :) A455bcd9 (talk) 05:21, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

Hello, @A455bcd9:. Here you can find another version of list of wikis with added average daily views. --Emaus (talk) 13:19, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

Hello, @Emaus:, thanks for your swift answer: this list is great! However I don't understand where those numbers are coming from. For instance, for German it says "31,188,229" but if I click on the link provided the last value (July 10th) is 27,442,329. For this day, the value on Wikimedia Statistics is 40,411,904. Which is the same value as the one on toolforge if you select "Agent"="All" instead of "Agent"="User". I guess it doesn't change the ranking though but I'd like to understand where the differences come from. A455bcd9 (talk) 13:55, 11 July 2020 (UTC)
It's an average during the last year with "Agent"="User". --Emaus (talk) 16:17, 11 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. As Active Users are defined as "registered users who have made at least one edit in the last thirty days" it's probably better to average over the last thirty days (instead of the last year) as well for Daily Views, isn't it? A455bcd9 (talk) 17:25, 11 July 2020 (UTC)
There are lot of "Active user" definitions. For example, here active user is a user who made 5 edits per day or month. In my opinion the yearly average is more sustained, especially for small wikis. --Emaus (talk) 00:48, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
Yes that's right I was only referring to the definition of "Active Users" used on this page. In any case, it would be great to add the definition of "Daily Views" somewhere. Does anything prevent Table2 from replacing Table on List of Wikipedias then? A455bcd9 (talk) 08:29, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
@A455bcd9: In my opinion there should be RFC on the future of this table including many points. For example, on table2 you can see column "Score" that is a new proposition to project comparing. --Emaus (talk) 15:53, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
I agree, this score seems way better! A455bcd9 (talk) 16:10, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
@Emaus:, the Score parameter is your idea or has already been discussed with the Community. --Antonio1952 (talk) 14:39, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
@Antonio1952:, it's my idea and I would like to discuss it. Here you can find a description of it. --Emaus (talk) 19:55, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
Thank You! --Antonio1952 (talk) 20:13, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
Hi @Emaus:, what would be the process to discuss this idea and replace the current table by your idea? A455bcd9 (talk) 12:04, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Help: Problem with Vietnamese Wikipedia (viwiki) [1]Edit

We have a problem with the depth calculation in our project. TuanminhBot created more than 15 million welcome pages (not sure the exact number) for new IP addresses who/which supposed to visit our project. Some IP addresses have never visited our project but still have a welcome page (and even for broadcast addresses, i.e, We discuss and stop this action too late and this makes our project lost the real depth. Is there any solution?

  • Automatically technical delete all welcome pages that IP addresses never visit our project
  • Then, we can have our depth in real and honest calculation back.

Thank you! Alphama (talk) 12:13, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

Ok, let me know when it is finished. --Emaus (talk) 13:24, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

Such welcome pages can shorten the time for the Vietnamese IP to learn about how wikipedia works. Whenever they come to read wikipedia, a message appears, asking them to read the welcoming page. Therefore, these pages are useful to promote wikipedia and have trained the Vietnamese public about wikipedia in general. And it's effective forever because once it's created, it can be read by multiple people who use that dynamic IP.

In a country that has 30 million Internet users like Vietnam, these pages can be a cost effective solution for promotion. It could cost a lot of money and human efforts to promote wikipedia in Vietnam otherwise.

For depth, you can minus the total of page that TuanminhBot created and edited, then depth can be calculated as usual. Regards, Tuanminh01 (talk) 13:54, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

Multiple people will not read the message because they won't know it's there. There are better ways to do this, such as a short MediaWiki:Anonnotice message with some helpful links that can be hidden by the user. — Yerpo Eh? 12:58, 13 July 2020 (UTC)
We already had en:MediaWiki:Sitenotice in our project. Alphama (talk) 20:12, 14 July 2020 (UTC)

Just a few editors look at the Sitenotice, not mention the IPs, who are focusing on the article they see. Tuanminh01 (talk) 12:56, 15 July 2020 (UTC)

In my opinion there should be an RFC to discuss such propositions. --Emaus (talk) 16:01, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
There is no help. Seem that we do not know what to do to gain the depth back. 00:50, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

Notice on Moroccan Arabic WikipediaEdit

Hello, Moroccan Arabic has its own Wikipedia now at . Please add this version on the table.-SADIQUI (Talk) 13:02, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

User:Emaus would be the one to do this. (He has just been "pinged".) Note that the wiki has not yet had its statistics initialized (counted for the first time). This will happen on August 1st; until then it will show up in the table as having 0 articles. - dcljr (talk) 13:17, 24 July 2020 (UTC)
Hello! It will be added just when appeared in a local Site Matrix (probably, in some days).--Emaus (talk) 15:37, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
So, for future reference, are new wikis are added automatically when this happens? Or do you still have to make the change manually? - dcljr (talk) 00:10, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

Toki Pona Wikipedia is now a fandom and not longer a wikiaEdit

It could be the same for Klingon, but I haven't checked this...

Jansegers (talk) 15:08, 24 August 2020 (UTC)

The entire Wikia site became Fandom. - dcljr (talk) 19:06, 24 August 2020 (UTC)

Moldovan Wikia link brokenEdit

I think but am not sure the deleted wiki near the bottom of the page is supposed to link toПаӂина_принчипалэ but doesn't (the link it uses is broken, as it thinks it's looking for a page on Community Central instead). - Purplewowies (talk) 00:27, 29 August 2020 (UTC)

Auto table creationEdit

Anyone can create tables without a bot, using wikicode. For example top 10 Wikisource sites:

Language Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active users Files
1 Polish pl 905,567 939,284 2,784,851 15 30,844 77 101
2 English en 875,672 3,498,905 11,339,001 25 2,994,549 432 19,428
3 Russian ru 528,984 894,997 4,065,148 5 99,673 83 1,014
4 German de 471,590 518,231 3,791,527 17 68,819 118 5,326
5 French fr 429,843 3,451,968 11,432,465 17 117,032 273 6,331
6 Chinese zh 366,347 1,010,177 2,007,104 7 85,942 136 234
7 Hebrew he 196,002 383,302 1,089,488 15 30,233 78 402
8 Italian it 162,076 650,203 2,790,222 7 58,734 107 955
9 Spanish es 114,172 246,915 1,158,041 9 76,562 61 258
10 Arabic ar 79,788 166,368 311,828 8 54,934 26 4,057

The |count=10 tells how many to display. To display all count={{NUMBEROF|active|wikisource}} (instead of "active" use "closed" for the closed sites; or "languages" to list active+closed). The rest is boilerplate. The table stats are current, updated 4x a day, and any projects added or removed are automatically accounted for. -- GreenC (talk) 03:48, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

Section below table "Deprecated, moved and other"Edit

Hello all, hello @Dcljr:, what exactly does the status "Deprecated" mean? Could we delete this? A proposal for a new named and sorted section please have a look in the sandbox. Feel free to make some changes there. Sorry for my poor English. --W like wiki (talk) 04:04, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

Southern Altai errorEdit

It looks like the "Language" and "Local Language" columns for Southern Altai (currently about no. 300 on the list) have become reversed: "алтай тил" is listed as the English version of the name and "Southern Altai" as the local version. Grutness (talk) 14:55, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

@Emaus: --Antonio1952 (talk) 20:46, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

Why not all subdomains are supportedEdit

With interesst I reading articles over nearly dead languages, like Unserdeutsch and other. In result I tested Wikipedia call but nothing… :-( Why does Wikipedia not support these language to help the diversity of all languages? Is these diversity part not important enough for you? 11:00, 24 May 2021 (UTC)

Wikimedia supports any recognized language with an active community. You may propose a Unserdeutsch Wikipedia at the Wikimedia Incubator if you're willing to organize a community who will write it. — Yerpo Eh? 12:58, 24 May 2021 (UTC)
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