Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Moldovan Wiktionary

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The result of the following proposal for closing a WMF project is to CLOSE the project. Please, do not modify this page.

The following discussion is closed: Discussion is finished, result is close, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:42, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
I propose to end this discussion in seven days from now, if there stiil will be no arguments opposing closure. MaxSem(Han shot first!) 11:01, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

The Moldovan Wiktionary should be closed because it's being used as a replacement for the now closed Moldovan Wikipedia. Activity is very low and there's only 3 legitimate content pages which could probably be moved to the incubator. -- Prince Kassad 16:50, 16 August 2007 (UTC)


Moldovan Wiktionary: Main Page -- Recent changes -- All pages

Moldovan Wikipedia: Main Page -- Recent changes -- All pages


Support closing[edit]

  • I'm afraid this wiki must be closed. As noted by the nominator, there are only 3 valid dictdefs and 5 articles copied from now-closed Moldovan Wikipedia ([1] [2] [3] [4] [5]). Since the beginning this wiki had seen only one user adding some content and lots of vandalism and spambots. This wiki is dead. Dead things are buried, as I heard. MaxSem 17:23, 16 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Support closure: little content (wikt:mo:Special:Allpages) and no useful activity (wikt:mo:Special:Recentchanges). --A. B. (talk) 02:42, 18 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Support No sense to have an Moldovan Wiktionary. Romanian and Moldovan are identical, even according to the law of the Republic of Moldova, that states that Moldovan is only another name for the Romanian language. See en:Moldovan language for further details and sources from the law of Moldova. On the same criteria Moldovan Wikipedia was closed. Danutz 19:43, 28 August 2007
    • I don't disagree with this decision, as the Wiki was clearly inactive, however I do object to your comments, Danutz. I advise you to remember the comments of GerardM on behalf of the language committee regarding the Moldovan Wikipedia and its possible future reopening. --Node ue 13:03, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Concordo Slade 22:13, 13 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Almost no content in a renamed romanian writen another alphabet. It's just silly. Whiteman 14:14, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Support, definitely. Any Wikimedia project in the so-called Moldovan language (actually Romanian in Cyrillic script) should rely on at least a few people able and willing to contribute. — AdiJapan  17:07, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Support --Goliath 06:51, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Support. Moldovan Wikipedia was closed, same should be with Moldovan wiktionary.--MariusM 10:54, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Support per all the above. No hopes this artificial project will ever be a useful reference tool for anybody out in real life. Fut.Perf. 06:33, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support per all the above Elephas 16:25, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support ChrisDHDR 13:43, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support per above. Korg 11:39, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Support per all of the above. Niku 19:57, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Oppose closing[edit]

  • Oppose It is very inconsiderate and premature to close the section in the Moldovan language (Cyrillic alphabet). It is still official in the republic of Transnistria. Whether or not the republic itself is reconized it has existed for 17 years and is unlikely to vanish in the near future. Also, most moldovans in the naighboring Ukraine (a 300,000 strong minority) use mostly the cyrillic script. Low levels of activity that the project had earlier is explained by low levels of internet usage in the rural regions of Eastern Europe but this is likely to change in the near future. 68.157.65.137 14:17, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

General comments[edit]