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Whether to delete Bulgarian WikinewsEdit

The task to delete Bulgarian Wikinews is currently "stalled" (phab:T233322). Shall the task be reopened (and probably eliminate "redirect" from title), or what else to do with the task? George Ho (talk) 20:20, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

Is there a necessity to delete the wiki? I'm unsure. --MF-W 09:42, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
What about the articles copied from third-party sources, sensational articles whose "facts" are questionable, and all that? The whole Bulgarian community have favored deleting the whole project without saving any content there or transferring content to another project. Why the reluctance? George Ho (talk) 16:21, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
I'm wondering if it isn't enough to simply delete all the pages. That's probably less work for the technical side. --MF-W 17:37, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
Then why do you want the closed project to remain as-is for now? What are you hoping for the project's fate? --George Ho (talk) 03:35, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
Well, not as-is, but with the deletion of the pages. --MF-W 22:06, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

Wikipedia in AztecEdit

I want Wikipedia to be translated into Aztec, because this is one of the few native languages ​​in America that survives to this day, and I think Wikipedia in Aztec would be a good way to keep it alive and preserve. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by HeitorHD325 (talk)

See nah:. --MF-W 22:04, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
  This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. MF-W 17:25, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

Esperanto WikivoyageEdit

Is it possible to check again the status of incubating Esperanto Wikivoyage for approval? Started in 2013, compared with other projects that have been approved, I cannot understand what is missing.

An example of recently approved wikivoyage project is: Japanese Wikivoyage (by Catanalysis: 971 pages - 128 editors - 6600 edits). According to Incubator Main Page, Turkish Wikivoyage is close to approval (by Catanalysis: 342 pages - 77 editors - 1649 edits). --- By comparison, Esperanto Wikivoyage has 2549 pages - 94 editors - 26255 edits.

Of course, the number of speakers is very different. It is reasonable to expect that Japanese Wikivoyage will grow faster than many other projects with a small number of speakers (including other already approved Wikivoyage projects). But the usual policy of Wikimedia seems to me, that also languages with smaller numbers of speakers should get their chance (and in fact several wiki-projects already exist in Esperanto).

Another difference is the peak activity in a single month. Other projects had a few months with very strong activity (500-1000 kbytes per month), whereas the activity of Esperanto wikivojage is more stable over the years, with smaller peaks (up to 200 kbytes in a single month), but also smaller gaps (i.e. months without activity). --- Or is there some other issue that I did not see? --Rdelre (talk) 09:09, 18 October 2020 (UTC) (I am not an administrator, only a contributor for Esperanto incubating Wikivoyage)

Thanks for mentioning this project here. I see that in this month, there has been a drop in the number of active users. But if it gets back to the level of the preceding months, there should be no problem with approving eo.wy. (By the way, the list of wikis on the Incubator main page is completely unofficial and does not mean that a wiki might be approved soon. Wy/tr only reached the "more than 3 contributors per month" requirement for the first time in this October.) --MF-W 23:46, 27 October 2020 (UTC)
I have now proposed to Langcom to approve Esperanto Wikivoyage. --MF-W 17:19, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

Approval of Taroko WikipediaEdit

I would like to point out that the recent activity of Wikipedia Taroko (incubator:Wp/trv) is really good, it has already translated over 1611 articles. Overview, there are 1991 pages (including categories, templates, talk pages, and redirects). It's been active for a long time. The quality and quantity of articles are also comming to a certain level. Furthermore, MediaWiki(most important messages) is over 91% translated. Is there any possible that Taroko can be verified as approved?Mecytan (talk) 03:43, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

  Support, [1] tells me that there are already more than 10 contributors that are contributing new contents in the past half years. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 13:11, 21 October 2020 (UTC)
Hi! Thanks for mentioning this here. The activity on Incubator looks very good. Please finish the most-used MediaWiki messages translation. --MF-W 00:01, 28 October 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for your advice.The most-used MediaWiki messages translation is 100% translated. We would like to know how can we push it to the next step?Mecytan (talk) 04:17, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Request for approval of Walloon WikisourceEdit

As mentioned in the previous request, I reopen this one to reassess the eligibility. Greetings Reptilien.19831209BE1 (talk) 07:13, 5 November 2020 (UTC)

To whom it may concern,
I support this request. As Reptilien wrote earlier, we already had requested the approval of the Walloon-speaking Wikisource. The Walloon Wikisource project is growing fast. Furthermore, the amount of contributions per month also keeps growing. Moreover, an independent Walloon-speaking Wikisource would enable us to maintain the Walloon language alive. As you may know, Walloon is regarded as an endangered language, and Wikimedia's networks remain an excellent means in order to keep threatened languages alive.
Sincerely yours,
--Èl-Gueuye-Noere (talk) 18:45, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
Hello. I have brought up the topic in Langcom. In the meantime, could you finish the localisation of the ProofreadPage extension? It's a requirement for new Wikisources. --MF-W 01:50, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg:   Done Reptilien.19831209BE1 (talk) 10:22, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

Nias Wikipedia and WiktionaryEdit

Hello. Please notice our proposal on Nias Wikipedia and Wiktionary approval. Thank you. Rano (talk) 03:12, 9 November 2020 (UTC)

@Anugrahgori: The second request isn't eligible yet, though it's very likely to be eligible per the Wikipedia one, are you sure that the second one should also consider approving? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 22:49, 9 November 2020 (UTC)
Fyi, both are considering: [2]. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 23:18, 9 November 2020 (UTC)
Thank you Liuxinyu970226. I had subscribed to the mailing list. Why isn't Wiktionary eligible? What criteria haven't met yet? Rano (talk) 02:59, 10 November 2020 (UTC)
Maybe langcom members have no times to do so? At least I see no reason why it can't be eligible. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 03:02, 10 November 2020 (UTC)
I have marked it as eligible now, which is really just a formality in this case. --MF-W 01:28, 11 November 2020 (UTC)

Approval for Madurese WikipediaEdit

Madurese Wikipedia is a growing community with quite stable contributors over last few months. As administrator, I'd like to inform to the committee that the translations to Madurese has been completed. It seems like we have met the criteria for approval, could you review the proposal? We would love to hear further news. --Boesenbergia (talk) 07:24, 12 November 2020 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for your comment. We are discussing it now. --MF-W 22:43, 15 November 2020 (UTC)

Notification about proposed approval of Saraiki Wikipedia and WiktionaryEdit

Hi! Langcom intends to approve Saraiki Wikipedia and Wiktionary. If you have objections to that based on the language proposal policy, please tell us here on this page in the next seven days. --MF-W 22:41, 15 November 2020 (UTC)

See now: phabricator:T268410 for the Wikipedia. For Wiktionary, some info about the settings is still required. --MF-W 17:06, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
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