Tell us about Piedmontese Wikipedia

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Piedmontese WikipediaEdit



  • Wikimedia Statistics can be difficult to interpret. What is your impression, how many steady contributors do you have?
    • The real problem for us is not how many contributors, we have some 4-5 steady and up to 15 that are more casual but well identified. What a sall wiki needs is to know who is reading what, and where from. When you can identify your market segment you can target it. We cannot. -- 12:55, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
      • Berto (immagino sia tu) ti è saltato in mente che prima di rispondere dovevi loggarti? Io a volte mi chiedo se ci fai o ci sei. --DracoRoboter 18:10, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Are your contributors mostly native speakers?
    • 90% is. The language is way too difficult for a non speaker, but some very faraway foreigners are making astounding progress. -- 12:55, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Where do your contributors live (regions/country)?
    • AFAIK Piedmont, Argentina, other italian regions, the Ukraine, Georgia (this needs verifying, he's moving there shortly as an observer) -- 12:55, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  • How common is it that your contributors meet in real life?
    • Once a year if we are lucky. Not that it matters. -- 12:55, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Other WikipediasEdit

  • Do you have special contacts with other Wikipedias (maybe in related languages)?
  • Do you translate a lot from other Wikipedias? Which ones?
    • No, I did that in the beginning, but now there is more than enough material to administer as is. Besides, I mostly write about local history and the existing articles in other wikies badly lack depth -- 12:55, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Organization and supportEdit

  • Is there a Wikimedia chapter in your country? How does your language relate to it?
    • No, the Ukraine has none, AFAIK. -- 12:55, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Are there work groups in other organizations about Wikipedia?
    • No, and I don't plan to open any. -- 12:55, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Your Wikipedia and the linguistic communityEdit

  • Is there a language institution for your language, like an Academy, or a club of people interested in your language? Do you have contact with them?
    • Unofficial things exists. We have no official contact, as it would mean searching for trouble with other wikies who think this is a political issue. -- 12:55, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Who (else) supports you?
    • Nobody (and we do not look for anyone's support, see previous paragraph).-- 12:55, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  • What does the public outreach for your edition look like? Do you have fliers, give lectures, training etc.?
  • Do you get feedback from readers?
  • What other encyclopedias exist in your language?


  • Does your edition concentrate on certain topics, like your region and language, or Latin Wikipedia on Roman history and Christianity?
    • The edition as such doesn't. There is no policy forcing anyone to choose topics. I personally do. -- 12:55, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Did your edition enjoy text donations, for example from older encyclopedias?-- 12:55, 27 September 2008 (UTC)


  • Is there a generally accepted norm about your language (spelling, dictionary, pronunciation)?
    • Yes, the one used in public schools for optional courses to children. -- 12:55, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
  • How do you deal with different spellings, dialects etc. (like B.E. lift and A.E. elevator)?
    • We emulate namespaces for them in wikipedia: so nobody can say we inflate the number of articles by counting dupes. We try to get a standard for them, so that readers can have some consistent experience. It's not very easy to do it, as the edition is small even on the principal linguistic space. At least it kills conflict from root level. -- 12:55, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

See alsoEdit