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In new-language-pre-launch phase[edit]

Bosnian[edit]

Already launched. Visit http://bs.wikinews.org. Please, leave this notice for some days in order to advise Bosnian users.

Esperanto[edit]

  1. Leono 12:07, 7 Dec 2004 (UTC) - (Contributions: ?)
  2. Huhsunqu 22:36, 26 Jan 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: 500+)
    :The_IBITH
  3. Chipuni 06:10, 28 Feb 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: ?)
  4. Slavik IVANOV 11:13, 28 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  5. Trio 21:49, 8 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  6. Stancel 12:51, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
  7. Datch 11:56, 8 May 2005 (UTC)
  8. Verdlanco(talk) 07:03, 2005 May 14 (UTC)
  9. Jel 14:54, 16 May 2005 (UTC)
This has a significant number of votes - if there's real interest, please start working on the new language pre-launch preparations.--Eloquence 23:41, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Finnish[edit]

  1. --Iirolaiho 11:09, 17 May 2005 (UTC)
  2. --Mikko Lanamo 18:28, 21 July 2005 (UTC)
  3. --Btw 10:53, 6 August 2005 (UTC)
  4. --Hazjibab 18:41, 28 August 2005 (UTC)
  5. --Alexius Manfet 09:36, 3 September 2005 (UTC)
  6. --AVainio 09:19, 31 August 2005 (UTC)
    Invalid vote, no pointer to any finnish project. I checked this nickname\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s contribution at fi-wiki: 0. —Iirolaiho 07:23, 3 September 2005 (UTC)
  7. FiWinter 10:26, 5 September 2005 (UTC)
  8. --Gurumasa 00:41, 11 September 2005 (UTC)
  9. Nysalor 23:12, 15 September 2005 (UTC)
  10. --SM 17:02, 18 September 2005 (UTC)
  11. --- Tuohirulla 18:35, 6 December 2005 (UTC)
  12. --Millosh 06:42, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
  13. -- Mzlla 15:12, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
  14. -- Tomberman 9:25, 13 August 2006 (UTC)
  15. -- J0nde 06:23, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

This has a significant number of votes - if there's real interest, please start working on the new language pre-launch preparations.-- user:zanimum

There is also a test for this at incubator:Wn/fi. Daniel () Check out Wikiscope! 11:13, 3 September 2006 (UTC)
See Requests for new languages#Finnish Wikinews! –AtteL 18:32, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

panjabi[edit]

  1. user:kuldip1

Persian (فارسی)[edit]

  1. Netbios 00:00, 31 Dec 2004 (GMT)
  2. User:Kaaveh
  3. Babak Amiri
  4. Sajad 07:10, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  5. Mani1 08:53, 29 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  6. Kaveh 08:49, 28 May 2005 (UTC) @fa: Kaveh
  7. Davood 19:45, 4 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  8. Yoosef Pooranvary 22:40, 9 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  9. EMRANI[1] عمرانی , Mars 08 , 2006
  10. Ehssan Riazi 19:10, 15 July 2005 (GMT)
  11. Boltitn 19:45, 1. Jul 2005 (CET)
  12. Hoder 10:35, 2 August 2005 (UTC)
  13. ظهیری 17:09, 14 December 2005 (UTC)
  14. aghapeyman(213.217.41.47 21:51, 17 February 2006 (UTC))
  15. User:مهدی ادریسی 07:10, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  16. --Millosh 06:50, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
  17. هادی 13:08, 7 August 2006 (UTC) @fa: hadi
  18. Dariyush 13:08, 31 August 2006 (UTC)
  19. مجید--80.78.131.13 06:51, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
  20. Soroush83 14:32, 6 May 2007 (UTC) @fa:fa:User:Soroush
  21. Mmehdi.g 15:14, 6 May 2007 (UTC) مهدی (غ) در وکی‌پدیای فارسی
  22. --Nhrpress 00:29, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
Looks good. Like all other editions, please start working on the translations at New language pre-launch.--Eloquence 21:48, 17 July 2005 (UTC)

Thaya 11:20, 28 September 2006 (UTC)thaya

Sindhi سنڌي[edit]

  1. Alixafar Sign this to favour Sindhi language world wide. Support Sindhi as an international Language please sign wiki Sindhi service. I appeal to all Sindhi speaking from Sindh, India and all over the world, sign here and favour Sindhi.
  2. Aliizhar I support this request.
  3. 213.42.2.22 08:42, 7 September 2006 (UTC) I support this thread
  4. 202.174.136.98 08:49, 7 September 2006 (UTC) I support this strongly.
  5. Zahid Memon I am supporter.
  6. [User:66.79.164.53|66.79.164.53] 19:21, 9 September 2006 (UTC)] Sindhis have very huge population so it is the need of hour.
  7. 207.58.179.236 08:19, 10 September 2006 (UTC) I M supporter.
  8. (205.134.241.50 08:41, 10 September 2006 (UTC)) Jeay Sindh
  9. (75.126.3.83 11:01, 10 September 2006 (UTC)) I m with you
  10. (69.16.216.38 11:24, 10 September 2006 (UTC)) Too support you
  11. (Me zfr 12:06, 10 September 2006 (UTC)) accecpted
  12. (Noorleghari 12:27, 10 September 2006 (UTC)) Supporting too
  13. (Badshahkhan 12:45, 10 September 2006 (UTC)) Sindhudesh zindabad
  14. (Look aasi 12:48, 10 September 2006 (UTC)) Agreed too
  15. (Zahidali 14:10, 10 September 2006 (UTC)) I agree also
  16. (66.90.73.132 14:19, 10 September 2006 (UTC)) مان سنڌي ٻوليءَ ۾ وڪي نيوز اوپن ڪرڻ جي فيور ڪيان ٿو
  17. (Khushi 14:40, 10 September 2006 (UTC)) Weldone Zafar!
  18. Saleemsoomro 19:46, 11 September 2006 (UTC) count me as a supporter
  19. 208.101.35.194 19:08, 11 September 2006 (UTC) Sindhi is the language of Indus valley, above 5 millions Sindhis are in all over the world, this is the official language of Sindh/Pakistan, in India Sindhi is a national language with other lanuages.
  20. 75.126.24.25 19:39, 11 September 2006 (UTC) Sindhi boli qaumi boli, right, Sindhi is the language of above 6 millions of people.

Please let us know about the coming step for the launch of Wikinews in Sindhi language like: http://sd.wikinews.org (Alixafar 15:14, 10 September 2006 (UTC))

Important Wikinews pages are now in progress of being translated at New language pre-launch#Sindhi. Messedrocker 23:58, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

Thai (ไทย)[edit]

  1. Watcharakorn 16:28, 4 May 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: +4994 on th.wikipedia)
  2. Manop 19:41, 27 Jun 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: +6412 on th.wikipedia)
  3. Beojaan 7 July 2005 06:09 (UTC)
  4. MaxTh 7 July 2005 11:40 (UTC) (in thai wikipedia, My user name is Max) (Contributions: 216 on th.wikipedia)
  5. Kcc 13:29, 24 July 2005 (UTC)
  6. Toutou 08:23, 12 August 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: 689 on th.wikipedia)
  7. Markpeak - (Contributions: +1597 on th.wikipedia)
  8. golffee
  9. Fff.fun
  10. keng
  11. Kie - (Contributions: +799 on th.wikipedia)
  12. --Millosh 06:53, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

This looks pretty good! Go ahead and start at the New language pre-launch! - Amgine 23:36, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

Turkish (Türkçe)[edit]

  1. 3210
  2. Macukali
  3. Kharoon talk 03:14, 27 Dec 2004 (Contributions: 662)
  4. Murat Demirten 10:01, 27 Dec 2004 (Contributions: ?)
  5. Çetin Amato 08:14, 28 Dec 2004 (Contributions: ?)
  6. Arzu Acar 09:54, 28 Dec 2004 (Contributions: ?)
  7. Barış Evrim Demiröz 11:14, 28 Dec 2004 (Contributions: ?)
  8. EnginGunduz 10:19, 31 Dec 2004 (UTC) (Contributions: 1553)
  9. Özkan Mut 23:54, 24 Jan 2005 (UTC) (Contributions: ?)
  10. Taylan Ozgur 23:54, 19 March 2007 (UTC) (Contributions: ?)
  11. Sweeper (Contributions: ?)
  12. Incelemeelemani- Sezgin IBIS talk (Contributions: 71)
  13. --Millosh 06:55, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
  14. --Absar 17:08, 26 May 2006 (UTC)
  15. illegalizer (Contributions: ?)
  16. Onur 01:41, 26 11 2006 (UTC) (Contributions:~1500)
  17. AcikHaber 21:04, 9 April 2007 (UTC) (Contributions: ?)
  18. --Ddenkel 19:14, 30 July 2007 (UTC) (in tr.wikipedia over 3500 edits)

If there is really an active group of Turkish users interested in Wikinews, please start by translating some key documents. See New language pre-launch for instructions.--Eloquence 02:10, 12 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Yiddish (אידיש)[edit]

  1. יודל 11:28, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

Comment: I currently moderate the existing Yiddish Wikipedia, on the same model of wikinews, where readers generate the issues in the news. יידיש וויקיפּעדיע Expending it into a full Yiddish wikinews form will contribute greatly to the Yiddish Wikipedia. Logically when issues are discussed in news form it attracts new readers and new authors who will edit the burning issues.

  1. support – Gangleri | Th | T 20:38, 11 December 2005 (UTC)
  2. At first I was sceptical that there are enough people who would be able to contribute news daily in Yiddish. But now that I see יודל's work - if what he moderates (which is extremely active) could be made a wiki project it would be extraordinary. Very strong support.Dovi 08:54, 18 December 2005 (UTC)
  3. support – Jiddisch 14:02, 18 December 2005 (UTC)
  4. Oppose. While I support the Yiddish language, I think that at the moment Yiddish is not ready for a Wikinews edition. I have seen the work Yudl has done, but I do not think it's as simple as just moving it here. --Node ue 17:10, 19 December 2005 (UTC)
    1. So what if it's not so simple? From Yudel's work, it seems to me the idea would be to focus on the news that interests Yiddish speakers. As long as it's kept NPOV, what's the problem? This could be incredibly cool, and its a great way of drawing the interest of these people to other wiki projects. It could be the most active Yiddish wiki project. Let's see how much support it gets.Dovi 18:55, 19 December 2005 (UTC)
  5. support. User:Leifern171.159.192.10 17:53, 19 December 2005 (UTC)
  6. support. -- Olve 21:12, 19 December 2005 (UTC)
  7. support — איך מײן אַז עס איז זײר אַ גוט ידײ, און איך קען שרײַבן אַ ביסל אין דעם װען עס איז דאָ צײַט. —en:Firespeaker / yi:Firespeaker 21:21, 19 December 2005 (UTC)
    1. Thinking back on this, it occurs to me what a blessing this could be: an active Yiddish wikinews site could help the Yiddish wikipedia take off. Stories would link to articles which don't exist or have little information in them, and interested parties—people already reading the news in Yiddish—could contribute to the exapnsion of said articles. As Yudl has pointed out. Great idea! —en:Firespeaker / yi:Firespeaker 08:24, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
  8. support Ausir 22:34, 19 December 2005 (UTC)
  9. support יא, טורליך, יידיש איז א וואשזנע זאך! en:Oyd11
  10. support טראַנסאַלפּין
  11. support SF2K1 19:11, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
  12. Support--63.13.165.205 18:41, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

The SiteName of wikinews: וויקינייעס

  1. Support yi:jiddisch / Jiddisch 15:25, 19 March 2006 (UTC)
  2. Support--63.13.165.205 18:41, 19 March 2006 (UTC)
  3. Support Gangleri · Th · T 21:08, 19 March 2006 (UTC)
  4. Support --יודל 00:43, 20 March 2006 (UTC)
  5. Support Dovi 20:47, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
  6. --Millosh 07:01, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Looks like you have a small community of interested participants. Before we launch this edition, please start working on the relevant translations of key pages at m:New language pre-launch.--Eloquence 09:51, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

I just saw this by chance ... well how can they really do that? for yi you need right to left features that are not possible here. It would mix up the whole meta website ... well of course, another possibility would be to open a separate right to left meta website - that would also help us with the translations of the communications since Arabic is one of the core languages where we need translations. Hmmmm ... should this been sent to the foundation list since they are anyway talking about the re-organisation of meta? Anyway: to create the ui etc. in rtl languages you need a separate wiki to get things really work fine. Mediawiki was not written to have multilingual features ... well it will have them in future. Thanks for considering this!--Sabine 22:59, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
You could maybe ask the people at n:he:, n:ar: if you could use there site as its RTL. Also you could just put the dir atribute on a div to rtl. Bawolff 21:43, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Random right to left text. uses <div dir="rtl">

V Saravanan, London, UK

The "div dir" attribute works for display on the wiki page, but is useless for typing. In other words, working on rtl text in a ltr edit box is an incredible pain in the neck. I agree that if people want a host for intrastructure pages in Yiddish, then something like n:he: is probably the way to go. They can be linked to from here. Dovi 06:55, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Tamil (தமிழ்)[edit]

Support

  1. --Umapathy 17:24, 12 April 2006 (UTC) (Contributions: 1200+ in Tamil wikipedia (Sysop))
  2. --Ravidreams 20:18, 23 July 2006 (UTC) (Contributions: 1400+ in Tamil wiktionary (Bureaucrat), 4800+ in Tamil wikipedia (Sysop))
  3. --C.R.Selvakumar 21:18, 23 July 2006 (UTC) (Contributions: 2000+ in Tamil wikipedia)
  4. --Natkeeran 02:25, 24 July 2006 (UTC) (Contributions: 7300+ in Tamil wikipedia (Sysop))
  5. --Mayooranathan 16:25, 25 July 2006 (UTC) (Contributions: 5700+ in Tamil wikipedia (Bureaucrat))
  6. --Sundar 09:01, 26 July 2006 (UTC) (Contributions: 2900+ in Tamil wikipedia (Bureaucrat))
  7. --Kanags 11:03, 2 August 2006 (UTC)
  8. --Trengarasu 11:52, 2 August 2006 (UTC)
  9. --மு.மயூரன் 14:57, 2 August 2006 (UTC)
  10. --கோபி 15:53, 2 August 2006 (UTC) (Contributions: 2000+ in Tamil wikipedia)
  11. --Ganeshk 16:04, 2 August 2006 (UTC)
  12. --kalanithe
  13. --Mayooresan 08:41, 3 August 2006 (UTC)
  14. --Sivakumar 09:05, 3 August 2006 (UTC) (Contributions: 3300+ in Tamil wikipedia (Sysop))
  15. --Srakesh360 17:09, 4 August 2006 (UTC)
  16. --Balshu 23:48, 3 August 2006 (UTC)
  17. --mahir 22:24, 4 August 2006 (UTC)
  18. --Vignesh.C.Bose 18:54, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
  19. --Santhosh 18:54, 11 August 2006 (UTC) (Contributions: 400+ in Tamil wikipedia (Sysop))
  20. --Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas 02:23, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
  21. --Omanickam 03:29, 19 August 2006 (UTC) (Contributions: 800+ in Tamil wiktionary)
  22. --Karthikeyan 15:02, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
  23. --Swaminathan 06:00, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
  24. --Sankarsuresh 06:00, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
  25. Edward Chernenko 11:44, 30 August 2006 (UTC)
  26. --User:அந்தோணி ராஜ் 1:22 PM 5th September 2006
  27. Vellayappan 11:20 AM, 07 September 2006 (UTC)
  28. en:User:janakiraman 12:03 AM, 09 September 2006 (UTC)
  29. Bala 12:03 AM, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  30. pons 12:03 AM, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  31. User:Kiritharan
  32. User:Balaji
  33. User:சாரதி
  34. User:மா சிவகுமார்
  35. User:பிரபு ராஜா
  36. மதி கந்தசாமி 17:14, 28 September 2006 (UTC)
  37. Vignesh
  38. karthikramas 16:04, 28 September 2006 (EST)
  39. கூத்தாடி
  40. User:பிரபா
  41. User:சிவதாணு பிள்ளை
  42. User:ஜாகிர் உசேன்
  43. User:Poorna
  44. User:Sharvan
  45. User:சொக்கலிங்கம்
  46. User:யோகேஸ்வரன்
  47. User:anbu
  48. User:Megalai
  49. User:muthu
  50. User:Ezhil
  51. User:கோ.இராகவன் 4:46PM IST, 28th September 2006
  52. User:Elanko
  53. User: Arul Selvan K
  54. User: Vaa.Manikandan
  55. Shrinivasan
  56. Balavignesh
  57. Chandrakumar
  58. Mohandoss
  59. Niyas
  60. Muthukumaran
  61. Rajeawaran
  62. Sudharsan
  63. Balaji
  64. KalyanaSundaram
  65. Kasi A
  66. Gaayathiri
  67. உமாசுதன
  68. Suresh Jeevanandam
  69. துரைவேலன்(ஐதிராபாத்)
  70. ரஜிதா துரைவேலன்
  71. ராஜாமணி பாண்டி்
  72. செந்தில் லட்சுமிகாந்தன்
  73. User: Baranee
  74. செந்தில் குமார்(சென்னை)
  75. User: Vijay N - Chennai
  76. User: Rajmohan VS Oman
  77. User:மதி(மதியழகன்),நைஜீரியா
  78. Suren
  79. Krishnakumar
  80. பகுத்தறிவு
  81. தமிழன்பன்
  82. Ashok
  83. வேல்முருகன்
  84. Murali D(சென்னை)
  85. Priya M(சென்னை)
  1. Isn't there enough votes in favour? Please let us know about the next step or the need for more votes (in quantity and or quality)?. Thanks- --Ravidreams 17:02, 11 August 2006 (UTC)
Yes, thats more then enough votes. Please start working on new language pre-launch. Bawolff 22:28, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Greek (Ελληνικά)[edit]

  1. Leonariso 19:47, 2 Feb 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: 500+)
  2. Constantinos.antzakas 11:03, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  3. --Alexignatiou, or if you prefer:AlexIgnatiou, Athens, Greece (900+ edits on the Greek-Language Wikipedia)
  4. Katrantsiotou Evdoxia, Thessaloniki, Greece
  5. Philosopher (22:22, 18 March 2006 (UTC))
  6. --Millosh 06:44, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
  7. FocalPoint 15 May 2006
  8. Gavrilis 17 May 2006
  9. theKay, --193.92.82.203 12:49, 29 May 2006 (UTC)
  10. professorass Let 's go Greek!!!! wikinews ellinika!
  11. konstantinos_delta Ναί στα ΒΙΚΙΝΕΑ
  12. Yiannis, Thessaloniki, Greece
  13. 213.5.95.3 18:44, 1 July 2006 (UTC), Thessaloniki, HELLAS!!!
  14. nikolas_vk 20:39, 5 July 2006 (CET), Dortmund, Deutschland, (Thessaloniki, Ellas).
  15. Jackys I bellieve that Wikinews (BΙΚΙΝΕΑ) have to be in Greek. I could add the news
  16. 194.30.220.79 Βικινέα Ελληνικά: ΤΑ ΚΑΛΥΤΕΡΑ ΝΕΑ!!!!!
  17. Kassianos
  18. Dim94 Ναι σε μια από τις αρχαιότερες γλώσσες του κόσμου!!!
  19. Paroolis Βικινέαααααααααααα!
  20. Consta Τα Βικινέα στα Ελληνικά!!!!!!!
  21. ZaDiak
  22. Glavkos Υπολογίστε και μένα σ'αυτό!!!
You have enough signatures. Please start working on New language pre-launch. Bawolff 22:37, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Vivek Saravan, London UK

Croatian[edit]

  1. Zmaj, 30 August 2005
  2. Vibor Cipan, 5 September 2005
  3. Dr.alf 05:17, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
  4. --Millosh 06:41, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
  5. HRE 11 May 2006
  6. CrnaGora 02:29, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
  7. Arny 18:07, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
  8. Edgar Allan Poe, 10:20, 24 September (UTC)
  9. Fraxinus, 23:40, 25 September (UTC)
  10. Emx 19:56, 11 October 2006 (UTC) (contributions 9000+)
  11. Branka France, 11 October 2006
  12. Dvorsky 20 August 2007
You have enough people signed here to start the New language pre-launch. Note: Emx is listed as having only 300 contribs. Bawolff 22:49, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
However, Dr. Alf has not been active on the english wikipedia for more than 7 months. User:Holy Roman Emperor has been blocked, User:CrnaGora is from Montenegro. How do they have enoguh votes?
My understanding is that they only need to be active on a croation language project for that amount of time. they only need 3 active valid votes, and 5 votes minimun. to be active they only need to be active for 2 months/200 edits. Also HRE changed his name on en. Anyways, I counted, they may not have 11 votes, but they have at least 5. user:Bawolff 21:31, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
New_language_pre-launch#Croatian is done. -- Dvorsky 00:31, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Galician (Galego)[edit]

  1. pablofc4 16:16, 29 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  2. 1 Stoni 17:59, 20 Jul 2005 (UTC) (+300 edits in gl.wiki)
  3. majecava 11:43, 04 Ago 2005 (UTC)
  4. Forza4 00:00, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
  5. 2 --Millosh 06:44, 4 April 2006 (UTC) (+1100 edits in en.wiki)
  6. 3 Slade pt.wp (+5800 edits in pt.wiki) 19:37, 18 May 2006 (UTC)
You appear to have enough votes. Please start working on translating the New language pre-launch pages.--Cspurrier 19:45, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose --Prevert 11:05, 13 November 2006 (UTC) It's too early to start Galician edition of Wikinews. There are not users enough to begin a new Galician wiki. We need more time because we are not ready yet. --Prevert 11:05, 13 November 2006 (UTC) (18414 edits in gl.wp) (Bureaucrat in Galician projects)
  • Oppose Oppose It's too early to start Galician edition of Wikinews. --Lmbuga 15:48, 13 November 2006 (UTC) (9202 edits in gl.wiki) (sysop in Galician projects)

Hungarian (Magyar) hu.wikinews.org[edit]

  1. Danuvius 20:16, 5 Dec 2004 (EST) - (Contributions: ?)
  2. Millosh 06:45, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
  3. Chery 13:56, 13 July 2006 (UTC) (Contributions: +1600 on hu.Wikipedia)
  4. NCurse 10:06, 22 September 2006 (UTC) (Contributions: +13000 on hu.Wikipedia)
  5. Cunya 13:37, 22 September 2006 (UTC) (Contributions: +540 on hu.Wikipedia)
  6. Dami 21:44, 22 September 2006 (UTC) (Contributions: +2400 on hu.Wikipedia)
  7. Dorgan 06:19, 12 October 2006 (UTC) (Contributions: +980 on hu.Wikipedia)
  8. ISomebody 18:01, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
  9. Vince 21:32, 19 October 2006 (UTC) (Contributions: +9000 on hu.Wikipedia)
  10. Alensha 16:04, 21 October 2006 (UTC) (Contributions: +21000 on hu.Wikipedia)
  11. Bdanee Flag of Hungary.svg {contact me} 07:50, 28 October 2006 (UTC) (Contributions: +3600 on hu.Wikipedia)
  12. Iller 18:12, 28 October 2006 (UTC) (Contributions: +967 on hu.Wikipedia)
  13. Puncsos 00:51, 29 October 2006 (UTC) (Contributions: +2300 on hu.Wikipedia)
  14. jency 10:31, 29 December 2006 (UTC) (Contributions: +2300 on hu.Wikipedia)
  15. Kádár Tamás Flag of Hungary.svg 00:37, 31 August 2007 (UTC) (Contributions: +9800 on hu.Wikipedia)
  16. Kulja 21:50, 31 January 2008 (UTC) Contributions)

Comment: Hey, don't we have enough signs here to start? How much is needed? --91.120.110.226 13:17, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

"At least 5 people speaking the language have to express an interest in a language edition in order for it to be created."
Please watch this page, and translate, what you can! Hungarian translate
Dorgan 21:09, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Which pages do we have to translate? Just the root pages, or all linked pages? Dorgan 11:21, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

The seven listed pages plus most of Article flags should be translated. However this is one of the cases where the more the better :) --Cspurrier 19:51, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) id.wikinews.org[edit]

  1. Meursault2004 09:41, 15 September 2005 (UTC)
  2. Hayabusa future 12:43, 15 September 2005 (UTC)
  3. Borgx 00:30, 28 October 2005 (UTC)
  4. Oppose -- support instead, at least initially, a joint effort between Malay and Indonesians to work on one Wikinews project. Now that a unified spelling is used for many years now, differences between the two are minimal. They are even less than Brazilian Portuguese and Iberian Portuguese, and those two share a Wikipedia. So I think it's a reduction of potential workforce and totally ridiculous to have an "Indoensian Wikinews". --Node ue 04:56, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
  5. --Millosh 06:46, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
  6. -- IvanLanin 09:37, 11 May 2006 (UTC)
  7. --HarisX 04:34, 12 May 2006 (UTC)
  8. --Ciko 04:47, 12 May 2006 (UTC)
  9. --Andri.h 10:40, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
  10. --BeeYanTowbicara 09:37, 26 September 2006 (UTC)
You appear to have enough votes. Please start working on translating the New language pre-launch pages.--Cspurrier 19:45, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Korean (한국어)[edit]

  1. Ce garcon 08:42, 16 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  1. Revolución 20:21, 3 Jul 2005 (UTC)
  2. Rhythm 09:26, 10 July 2005 (UTC)
  3. Daiju 04:28, 15 October 2005 (UTC)
  4. H.L.LEE 20:16, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
  5. Millosh 06:46, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
  6. Alpha for knowledge 14:06, 20 April 2006 (UTC) [Modify: 07:49, 7 August 2006 (UTC)]
  7. Seyoung73 20:38, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
  8. LERK 23:21, 29 June 2006 (UTC)
  9. BlueRbt 08:44, 29 August 2006 (UTC)
  10. Kwj2772 04:25, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

#--220.79.45.187 05:00, 8 May 2005 (UTC)

You appear to have enough votes. Please start working on translating the New language pre-launch pages.--Cspurrier 19:45, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Still needs more signatures[edit]

Wolof[edit]

  1. --Ibou 00:10, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

--21:20, 13 August 2007 (UTC)Maamdaawur

Afrikaans[edit]

All the recommended pages for pre-launch has been translated, and are viewable here.

  1. MichelleG 12:23, 9 Dec 2004 (UTC) - (Contributions: ?)
  2. Mr. Anonymous/Talk - Quite a number of contributions to the Afrikaans Wikipedia, contributions which include new pages (translated) and various edits. I have also translated all the pre-launch pages. Which I have placed here.
  3. Millosh 06:37, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
  4. Iman0613 05:40, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
Another possibility is the creation of a South African Wikinews, which would be available in all 11 South African languages. Each having their own Main Page, appropriate categories, templates, etc. Would such a project be acceptable? Links can then be made from the Main main page, as is done at Wikisources. Mr. Anonymous 02:25, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
This concept is a good one, and encompasses the idea of a regional news source. The main page could be created to support displaying recent articles in all languages, plus links to language-specific portals. Please talk with me about creating an example page here on meta. - Amgine / talk meta 09:55, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
I agree, thats a great idea. user:Bawolff 23:43, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Anglo-Saxon[edit]

  1. James Johnson 00:51, 14 July 2005 (UTC) wikt:ang:User:James - wikibooks:ang:User:James - w:ang:User:James
  2. Jade Knight 09:23, 20 December 2005 (UTC) (Not active contributer to the wiki, but would be glad to read)
  • Comment: Why should a dead language have a news source? Also, Jade's vote doesn't count, only potential contributors do. -- user:zanimum
  • Comment: I, like Jade Knight, am not qualified to vote; but I do feel qualified to supply an answer to your question, Zanium: Because there is a community of people with an interest. —CKA3KA (Skazka) 23:10, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Azerbaijani[edit]

  1. Mehrdad 04:54, 24 November 2005 (UTC)(Contributions > 300 | 1 )
  2. --Millosh 06:38, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
  3. --Absar 17:06, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Belarusian[edit]

  1. Czalex 07:57, 1 Apr 2005 (500+ edits on be.wikipedia.org, 100+ edits on en.wikipedia.org) (UTC)
  2. Rydel 13:47, 1 Apr 2005 (UTC) (600+ edits on be.wikipedia.org)
  3. Сяржук Серабро 11:09, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
  4. Kong En Ge 11:28, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
  5. Impaler 11:37, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
  6. --Millosh 06:39, 4 April 2006 (UTC)


Czech[edit]

  1. Radouch 15:20, 4 Dec 2004 (UTC) - (Contributions: 1000+)
  2. Jan Jelinek 20:48, 15 Feb 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: ?)
  3. Pastorius 21:28, 14 September 2006 (UTC) (Contributions: 1000+)
    Zanatic 10:08, 2 October 2005 (UTC) – (Contributions: 1000+) Cancelled Zanatic 17:57, 22 December 2005 (UTC)
  4. Petr K 14:46, 30 September 2006 (UTC) (Contributions: 3500+ cswiki, 1000+ enwiki, 77 dewiki, 77 commons and some more) IMHO it would be fine.
  1. Slight oppose: --Zirland 10:24, 2 October 2005 (UTC) (Contrib. 1500+) I am not sure if there is the journalistic community on cs.wiki strong enough to run Wikinews edition. Creating WikiNews story is not like Current events input. It requires more time and more energy. I emphasize I am not against Wikinews generaly, but I just doubt about the capacity of the community. I would appreciate the cs.wikinews edition and I am ready to change my vote to support, if I will feel it ín my bones.
  2. Slight oppose: Cinik 11:16, 2 October 2005 (UTC) (contrib. 8500+ on cs.wikipedia) IMHO cs.wiki has no capacity for this. Maybe later and in cooperation with sk.wiki. But it is only my POV for consider. Sorry me "excelent english".
    I agree with Cinik: cooperation with sk.wiki and "maybe later". In my opinion it is good if users interested in future Czech and/or Slovak Wikinews will sign here. Later, if there will be enough people willing to start something, we can seriously disscuss if it is right time to start this project.
    Summary: do not be afraid to sign here if interested, it does not mean Czech/Slovak Wikinews will start tommorrow :-) --Radouch 20:12, 9 October 2005 (UTC)
  3. oppose:--Nádvorník 14:41, 30 September 2006 (UTC) (contrib. 5000 on cs.wikipedia) (Czech: nemyslím si že by na cs projektech bylo dost lidí aby se dalo spouštět něco dalšího; English: I don't think there are enough people to be able to start somethnig further)
  4. oppose --Nolanus 14:39, 18 December 2007 (UTC) Like Cinik and Zirland.
  5. Support; --Slade 17:41, 2 December 2006 (UTC)
  6. SPCV 23:49, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
You seem to have enough votes, please begin working on the New language pre-launch. Thanks, and good luck :) Thunderhead 19:34, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
This process has been superseded and is now inactive, see Requests for new languages.

Danish (Dansk)[edit]

Support:

  1. --A. Lunde 10:59, 1 May 2006 (UTC)
  2. --Kalaha 12:48, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
  3. --Apoltix 20:14, 4 October 2006 (UTC)
  4. Support; --Slade 17:41, 2 December 2006 (UTC)
  5. --Ffdef 14:28, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  6. Danielk2 4 February 2007, 14:06 (UCT)/15:06 (CET)
  7. Lasse Havelund July 17th, 2007 at 13:14 UTC.

Oppose:

  1. The two other Scandinavian projects are failing ([2], [3]) and there is documented 15/1 18/1 support for a joint Scandinavian one — see the section “Scandinavian”. The Scandinavian one would have the demographic advantage of well over 17 million potential editors. In the interest of Danish, Norwegian and Swedish contents, please vote for the viable alternative. -- Olve 18:31, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
  2. --Jan Friberg 15:45, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
  3. Oppose Oppose, the fact that only 6 users are supporting after 12 months clearly indicates that da.wikinews never will work. Kjetil r 03:08, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Estonian[edit]

  1. Danielk2 13:28, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
  2. --Millosh 16:11, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Gaelic[edit]

  1. Ce garcon 09:45, 11 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  2. Сяржук Серабро 15:49, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
  3. --Millosh 06:43, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Comments:

  • What kind of Gaelic? Irish or Scottish? Revolución 20:20, 3 Jul 2005 (UTC)
It is usually assumed that "Gaelic" refers to Scots Gaelic, though it appears that Ce Garcon is an Irish Gaelic speaker. Jade Knight 09:18, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

Icelandic[edit]

  1. --Depilhogg 20:09, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
  2. --Arnthorsnaer 15:23, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
  3. --Millosh 16:11, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Hindi (हिन्दी)[edit]

  1. Shyam (T/C) 10:06, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
  2. Strongly support: 130.126.154.148 07:37, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
  3. But I think we have enough work to do with the Hindi Wikipedia. --85.226.192.227 (hi:User:Wolf) 09:49, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
  4. Full Support : Amit Patil 06:01, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
  5. Neutral (I know I won't be able to contribute, but I think its a great idea. Hindi is the national language of world's second most populated country). --Spundun 20:37, 19 March 2007 (UTC)
  6. --Millosh 16:12, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Please visit here for the detailed status. Shyam (T/C) 05:29, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Marathi (मराठी)[edit]

Information about Marathi language.

Marathi (मराठी) language Wikipedia

Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ)[edit]

Information about Kannada language.

Kannada language Wikipedia

Kannada is one of the oldest Dravidian languages and is spoken by about 60 million people. Please provide your support for Kannada language Wikinews project.

Support

  1. --Kshastry 11:24, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
  2. --murali11:07, 20 September 2006 (EST)
  3. - Mana 21:33, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
  4. - Manju 12:50, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
  5. - Varadaraj 12:51, 20 September 2006 (UTC)
  6. - Shobha 12:51, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
  7. - Prashantha 12:52, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
  8. - Praveen MV 12:52, 21 September 2006 (UTC)(Contributions 7000+ in Kannada Wikipedia )
  9. - Sarvagnya 10:03, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
  10. - ತ್ರಿವೇಣಿ 17:12, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
  11. - Balaraja 17:12, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
  12. - Shridharan 17:35 October 2006 (UTC)
  13. --Millosh 16:12, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
  14. --Arunhegde 16:12, 29 June 2007 (UTC)
  15. --uday 15:30, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
  16. --(ಕೋಟಿಗೊಬ್ಬ)kotigobba16:49,17 October 2007 (UTC)3
  17. - Prathik YR 21:57, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

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Kurdish[edit]

  1. --Bohater 17:25, 27 April 2007 (UTC)
  2. --Bangin 20:34, 27 April 2007 (UTC) (bureaucrat at Kurdish Wikipedia (4460+), temporary admin at Kurdish wikiquote, user at Kurdish wiktionary (200+))
  3. --Millosh 16:10, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Latvian (Latviešu)[edit]

  1. --Neonz 23:56, 9 September 2005 (UTC) (Contributions: 1000+ in lv.wikipedia)
  2. --Millosh 06:47, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
  3. --Danielk2 14:04, 4 February 2007 (UTC)
  4. --janis17ais 14:28, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Lithuanian (Lietuvių)[edit]

  1. --Kails 01:09, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
  2. --A.radzevicius 23:22, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
  3. --Millosh 06:48, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
  4. --Ausis 13:36, 26 June 2006 (UTC)
  5. --Pattesta)
  6. --Matasg 14:32, 3 July 2007 (UTC)
  7. --Rtz 15:54, 14 August 2007 (UTC) ((bureaucrat at Samogitian Wikipedia)
  8. --Hugo.arg 12:19, 16 August 2007 (UTC)
  9. --Pdxx 17:52, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
  10. --Battousai 16:03, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Lombard[edit]

pattesta-FOR it is a dominant language in Northern Italy and Southern Switzerland

Luxemburgish (Lëtzebuergesch)[edit]

  1. JayCeeH 09:50, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
  2. --Millosh 06:48, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Malayalam (മലയാളം)[edit]

  1. Manjithkaini 22:18, 4 September 2005 (UTC)[[4]]
  2. --Millosh 06:49, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
  3. --ബെന്നി 06:49, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
  4. --Sadik Khalid 09:12, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
  5. --nijil 03:59, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Nepal Bhasa (नेपाल भाषा)[edit]

  1. Eukesh 12:37, 20 May 2006
  2. --Millosh 16:13, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Quechuan[edit]

  1. Huhsunqu 22:23, 26 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  2. Revolución 20:17, 3 Jul 2005 (UTC)
  3. --Millosh 16:17, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Scandinavian (sv, da and no, incl. nb and nn)[edit]

  1. I support the viewpoint presented by Wolfram (regarding the Swedish wikinews) and propose a joint Scandinavian effort.
    ArneEide 13:38, 27 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  2. 辻斬り? 17:06, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC) (over 990 edits on sv (24 May)))
  3. I also propose a joint Scnadinavian effort. -- /Wegge 21:04, 2005 Feb 7 (UTC) (937 article edits and 473 other edits on da (16 May))
  4. Wolfram 21:28, 7 Feb 2005 (UTC) (13351 article edits and 4916 other edits on no (16 May), over 600 edits on da (24 May))
  5. ✏ Sverdrup 20:03, 20 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  6. Vikingstad 16:57, 9 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  7. Kurtber 20:41, Mar 9, 2005 (UTC) Building a portal for all Scandinavian languages can lead to the creation of one wikinews for each language later. Additionally a Scandinavian Wikinews will be an interesting cooperation project after every language has got their own portal.
  8. See also Skanwiki. BjarteSorensen 11:20, 28 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  9. --Gunnernett 00:34, 31 Mar 2005 (UTC) (3180 article edits and 301 other edits on nn (16 May), 522 article edits and 30 other edits on no (16 May))
  10. KRISTAGAα-ω 01:20, 31 Mar 2005 (UTC) (902 article edits and 269 other edits on nn (16 May), over 200 edits on no (24 May))
  11. Olve 01:22, 31 Mar 2005 (UTC) (5519 article edits and 2316 other edits on nn (16 May), 484 article edits and 222 other edits on no (16 May), over 200 edits on sv (24 May) and over 200 edits on da (25 May).)
  12. Eirik 21:33, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  13. Datch 20:44, 5 May 2005 (UTC)
  14. Verdlanco(talk) 07:03, 2005 May 14 (UTC)
  15. --Millosh 06:51, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
  16. \Mike(z) 09:01, 19 April 2007 (UTC) A common stands much better chance to attract some interest: it's more fun to be one of four working on a wiki than the only one, even if there's three other working on their own projects next door/on the other side of that huge wall which divides one project from the next... >> 200 edits on sv.wikt and on sv.wiki [btw, how can this kind of interest yield mean it "failed"? There seems to be way more than the required 5 interested]
  17. StefanB 16:56, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
  18. If it could work, then certainly a good idea. (Not that I know much Swedish anyway...) --Lhademmor 14:29, 22 April 2007 (UTC) (10.000+ edits on da)
  19. --Nolanus 14:42, 18 December 2007 (UTC) I agree with Olve. [5]

Aren't there enough contributors in this list? Kurtber 23:50, Mar 30, 2005 (UTC)

Yes, of course. Olve 19:44, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
Not even close. Kjetil r 02:58, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Could anyone now set up this wiki at skandinavisk.wikinews.org with server-side redirects from no, nb, nn and da (a redirect from sv will have to be considered later), as well as from scandinavian.wikinews.org?

Oppose

  1. Väsk 21:43, 15 Feb 2005 (UTC) No, I think it's better having three different wikis, but with very much cooperation (e.g. the Swedish page for Köpenhamn could be redirected to the Danish København). See archive and discussion page.
    • Do you mean four wikis, not three? :) nn, no, da and sv. BjarteSorensen 11:21, 28 Mar 2005 (UTC)
    • Yes, why three? -- Olve 01:24, 31 Mar 2005 (UTC)
    • As there aren't enough contributors to create one wikinews in each language at this point, a scandinavian Wikinews would be a good project to recrute participants. Hopefully we can create one wikinews in each language in the future too, but that does not make the scandinavian wikinews less interesting. The existance of a swedish wikinews is great, and I hope the scandinavian and swedish wikinews can cooperate closely (As I hope the scandinavian can cooperate closely with upcoming danish or norwegian (nynorsk/bokmål) wikinews-editions in the future). Kurtber 17:04, Mar 31, 2005 (UTC)Insert non-formatted text here
  2. Oppose Oppose no.wikinews og sv.wikinews har tilsammen 3 aktive brukere (og da tar jeg hardt i). Wikinews trenger brukere som skriver nyhetssaker, ikke brukere som støtter prosjektet ved å stemme "ja" til det på meta. Jeg forslår at dere heller begynner å skrive saker - en til to målbevisste brukere som bruker en del tid på prosjektene er sannsynligvis alt som trengs for å komme i gang med no.wikinews og/eller sv.wikinews igjen. Jeg merker meg forresten at av de 8 som skrev seg på for å starte no.wikinews ble ingen egentlig aktive. Er det noen grunn til å anta at ting blir veldig forskjellig med skandinavisk wikinews? Kjetil r 01:15, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
    • Ja, det er det grunn til. 18 er mer enn 8, for det første... Jeg hører med blant de som hele tiden har vært skeptisk til særspråksvariantene fordi brukermassen ville bli for liten til å opprettholde kontinuiteten. Takk for at du underbygger dette argumentet FOR en fellesskandinavisk utgave. Der norsk og svensk var dødfødt og dansk trolig ville bli det, mener jeg og flere med meg at et fellesprosjekt faktisk har en større sjanse til å greie seg. -- Olve 02:18, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
      • Vel, 0% av 8 ble aktive på :no, og da blir kanskje samme andel av de som er for :skan også aktive? ;-) Jeg er nok ikke enig i at jeg underbygger argumentet for en skandinavisk versjon. Hadde det vært slik at ALLE aktive (og nå gjør jeg den tvilsomme antagelsen at prosjektene har aktive brukere) fra de forskjellige skandinaviske prosjektene ble med over til en skandinavisk variant, kunne en skandinavisk variant gitt mening. Nå er det vel imidlertid slik at også mange ikke blir med over, fordi de synes de andre språkene er for vanskelige. Det er slettes ikke gitt at brukerbasen til skan.wikinews vil bli større enn brukerbasen til de enkelte prosjektene på egen hånd. Kjetil r 03:01, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
        • Hvor mange av de som stemte for den fellesnorske var noen gang særlige aktive på Wikipedia? Hvor mange av de som stemte (og stemmer) for den skandinaviske var noen gang aktive på Wikipedia. Hvilken liste ser ut til å ha de mest seriøse brukerne? -- Olve 01:18, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
          • Men det er da ikke relevant hvor mange som er aktive på Wikipedia? Det er såpass mange aktive på både nynorsk, bokmål og svensk Wikipedia at det uten større vanskligheter kunne blitt levende Wikinews-miljøer dersom folk var interesserte i det, noe de tydeligvis ikke er. Når det gjelder seriøse brukere som er interesserte i skan.wikinews ser tallet ut til å være ca. 3 - man kan neppe tolke kommentarer gjort i mars 2005 som at de er villige til å engasjere seg i prosjektet nå. Dessuten finnes det opptil flere seriøse Wikipedia-folk på listene over folk som var interesserte i svensk og norsk wikinews, uten at de engasjerte seg i Wikinews da disse utgavene startet opp (kanskje utenom de første to-tre ukene). Kjetil r 02:57, 25 April 2007 (UTC)


Comments

  • Looks like the skanwikinews might as well start using sv.wikinews, the only active contributor there seems to the Weatherbot. You might as well occupy it and ask for a move to skan.wikinews.org later;-) --Dittaeva 14:48, 2005 Apr 29 (UTC)
  • The proposal is supported by people from all the four Scandinavian wikipedias, with the only the Swedish input being divided for/against (2 for, 1 against on this page). The need for a Scandinavian Wikinews is quite clearly indicated by the front page of se:wikinews: The World news section seems to have been dormant since 2 April, and the former pope's health is apparently still ailing...! So let us get the Skanwikinews up and going. The vote is 14/1 (!) in favour and the need is obvious. Respectfully, Olve 19:42, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
  • The Bokmål/Nynorsk project (no) is inactive again, as usual and as predicted. The Swedish project (sv) is inactive again, as usual and as predicted. There is a proposal for a third one (da). And this only version which may stand a chance is ignored to death despite overwhelming (15/1) support. Do we have a scandal yet? -- Olve 18:21, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

LET’S START WORKING

We have 18/1 in favour of a common Scandinavian WikiNews site now, and we should be more than ready to get going. To get started, I have begun working on a Scandinavian portal page on http://no.wikinews.org/wiki/Wikinytt:Skandinavia — please feel free to help in the process. -- Olve 22:18, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Det er neppe lurt å opprette en ny wiki, da det er tilnærmet umulig å få dem stengt ned igjen selv om de er stein døde. Bruk heller en av de wikiene som allerede finnes, enten svensk eller norsk. Det er jo ingen aktivitet på disse, og om det er så mange som er interesserte i å jobbe med en skandinavisk modell er det neppe noe problem å overta en av dem. Sett opp infrastrukturen, og se om det kommer brukere som vil skrive der. Hvis det viser seg å være en suksess (dvs at det forsatt er aktivitet av betydning der om 4 måneder), kan man jo flytte hele greia til scan.wikinews.org. Kjetil r 03:05, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
Yes, maybe no.wikinews.org with all the articles could be moved to the scandinavian one. First we should import all the articles from sv.wikinews.org. ----EIRIK\talk 18:05, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Slovenian[edit]

  1. --Millosh 06:52, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
  2. Support; --Slade 17:41, 2 December 2006 (UTC)
  3. --Brest 11:41, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Tagalog[edit]

  1. Sky Harbor 07:31, 23 March 2007 (UTC) (contribs in en.wiki, administrator on the Tagalog Wiktionary)
  2. Berserkerz Crit 13:08, 23 March 2007 (UTC) (contribs in en.wiki)
  3. RebSkii Rebskii 18:07, 23 March 2007 (UTC) (contribs in en.wiki , mga kontribusyon sa tl.wiki.)
  4. Bluemask 10:00, 24 March 2007 (UTC) (contribs on en.wiki, contribs on tl.wiki, Tagalog Wikipedia administrator)
  5. Titopao 22:56, 25 March 2007 (UTC) (contribs on en.wiki)
  6. --Mananaliksik 15:09, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
  7. Chris S. 03:27, 19 April 2007 (UTC) (contribs on en.wiki)
  8. --Millosh 16:18, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Telugu (తెలుగు)[edit]

  1. Kiran Vaka 17:55, 10 Feb 2005 (EST)
  2. Suresh Kolichala 18:14, 19 Mar 2005 (EST)
  3. Vyzasatya 19:04, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
  4. sailaja 11:54, 07 December 2005 (IND)
  5. Srinivasa 20:11, 17 March 2006 (UTC)
  6. --Millosh 06:54, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
  7. Bmaganti 06:54, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
  8. Ganeshk 16:04, 2 August 2006 (UTC)
  9. user:thaya
  10. Maddinapudi 05:40, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
  11. Ramesh Para 04:45, 3 January 2007 (EST)

Urdu (اردو)[edit]

  1. Wisesabre 23:19, 3 August 2005 (UTC)
  2. Zaidiwaqas 19:05, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
  3. --Millosh 06:56, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
  4. --فطرس رضوى 12:59, 13 July 2006 (UTC)فطرُس رضوى - Sign this to favour urdu world wide. Support urdu as an international Language please sign wiki urdu services.
  5. Syed Muhammad Humayun - سیّد محمّد حمایون - July, 18, 2006.
  6. Umer Siddiqi

--80.231.146.147 10:13, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Uzbek (Uzbek)[edit]

  1. Uzbek 20:27, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
  2. --Millosh 16:19, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Vietnamese[edit]

  1. Nadu 09:06, 21 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  2. --Millosh 06:57, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
  3. Lonelyplanet
  4. 62.177.110.110 13:24, 12 May 2006 (UTC)
  5. Gsh 13:27, 12 May 2006 (UTC)
  6. Vietrebuilder
  7. icyk0ol 03:23, 20 Nov 2006 (UTC)
  8. dalatprince
  9. Quang Hải 03:30, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Comment:I want to create a website for Vietnamese news that is NPOV. Currently, news from inside the country is very bias toward the government and the other extreme happens from the news outside. So I want to create a website that everybody can edit and follow strictly the NPOV principle.I will show news that are very good.

Xhosa (isiXhosa)[edit]

  1. Xhosa is one of the Languages that is mostly spoken in South Africa. I believe that if we truly want to be a global society, we should accommodate African languages.
  2. --Millosh 07:01, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Failed requests[edit]

English - Dialects and editions[edit]

Open English[edit]

An English-language edition of Wikinews which is open to any contributor, and which does not add complications for newcomers to overcome before they may contribute. Proposed by Amgine.

Let's be clear about this. What changed on Wikinews was that now articles either have to have the text {{develop}} on them, if they're not ready to be published and need work, or {{publish}} if they are ready for the Main Page. All instructions were updated to reflect this and the change was widely advertised.
When either of these tags are used, the article concerned is listed automatically in the correct places. There's no need for time-consuming editing lists of articles scattered across the site. What we have now is a slick, simple, content management system. There has been no problems with the system since its launch.
These changes were debated on Wikinews. (You can also see another debate that took place on my Talk page.) They recieved widespread support - except from Amgine. As a result of us not buckling to Amgine's bullying, he has now left the project, and is attempting to set up this fork. Dan100 6 July 2005 08:10 (UTC)
Oh and, just for readers: here's the before and after of "How to write an article", around which this debate is centered. Which is easier? Make your own minds up. Dan100 6 July 2005 10:41 (UTC)
I believe, Dan100, you have failed either to understand what this proposal is about, or to understand how this page is set up. It is not a place to top-post or engage in cheap rhetoric, but to express your support, or opposition, to a proposed edition. - Amgine 7 July 2005 01:05 (UTC)
  • Amgine 19:13, 5 Jul 2005 (UTC) - In an example of what is the current mode of community interaction on en.wikinews, supporters of this edition are here being required to justify their support of this edition. - Amgine 7 July 2005 00:08 (UTC)
  • Waerth 19:18, 5 Jul 2005 (UTC) - I am of the view that first every possibility must be pursued to create a concensus within the existing framework of en.wikinews. I have received messages that this is being actively pursued. So I hope I can withdraw this vote quite soon :) Waerth 6 July 2005 18:19 (UTC)
  • Dcabrilo 20:31, 5 Jul 2005 (UTC) - the direction into which English Wikinews is heading should be a major concern. It seems that everything is going towards a point of creating moderated news source, where new editors are treated in do-it-our-way-or-don't-do-it-at-all style, and decisions that make this possible are made by few editors without taking much time to have an open discussion about it. I don't see a way to reverse this motion, probably due my own limits (such as ignorance or unwillingness to engage into edit wars and flames). I don't know if English Wikinews can be helped, though now I see there is people willing to work on it. But, as it is right now, I support this. --Dcabrilo 6 July 2005 20:16 (UTC)
Comment: I do not see the point of this new Wikinews. The effect it will probably have is getting new users confused as to which Wikinews to contribute to. At Wikinews, we are constantly revising our system to make it easier for new contributors, and, at this point, any major trimming-down of our long-standing policies will not produce quality articles. -- NGerda 20:37, 5 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Comment: I think this is great, however I'm not quite sure a new wiki needs to be started. I'd like to hear more about it before I start supporting or endorsing such a project. -Mrmiscellanious 20:47, 5 Jul 2005 (UTC)
  • Slightly support. I believe many changes have been made recently, which make the system more complex, in the name of making additions easier. I'd rather see a movement from the users here to work with WIkinews to reform it, but that's personal, I'm sure. 68.32.193.91 20:39, 5 Jul 2005 (UTC)
    • apologies, the above is me. Lyellin 20:42, 5 Jul 2005 (UTC)
The new system in fact is easier. To publish an article, all one needs to do is put a {{Publish}} tag at the bottom of the page, which is way easier than running around changing templates. -- NGerda 20:56, 5 Jul 2005 (UTC)
NGerda, please, don't argue with me. I'm tired of it. Lyellin 21:09, 5 Jul 2005 (UTC)
But I don't understand how it makes publishing more difficult. -- NGerda 21:10, 5 Jul 2005 (UTC)
  • Support, but I am not sure a new edition is the way to slove the problem. I think Wikinews can be reformed --Cspurrier 00:26, 6 Jul 2005 (UTC)
  • Neutral. Davodd | Talk 00:28, 6 Jul 2005 (UTC) Under the current en.wn system - it would be unthinkable for a mom from Peoria simply to write an article about her local city council meeting - without being attacked as being irrelevant and/or too Americentric. (Although I would prefer a rise-up of the little people to overthrow the current en.wn anti-localism cabal that has entrenched itself as de facto annointers of what is - and is not - news and systematically attempt to force out admins and other users they either dislike or who refuse to adopt the approved, clique-like party line.)
Davodd - huh?? What anti-localism? Are we on the same wiki? Dan100 6 July 2005 07:26 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Edbrown05 I'm of the belief this all stems from NGerda's less than diplomatic implementation of DPL for moving stories from the 'Developing stories' list to 'Headlines'. And yeah, sure there are other issues, but I mostly frame it that way. I think the recent "imposition" by NGerda of that DPL system is a plus, even though I remained quiet about it because I didn't know to where it was headed. It is a significant decision for a contributor the change a story from "develop" to "publish", a distinction properly highlighted by the current software. Imagine the contibution rate experienced at Wikinews being equivalent to that at Wikipedia. The maintenance headache to keep tidy the stories in 'developing' from the stories currently 'headlined' would be a nightmare. I've in the past posted a story from 'developing' to 'headlines' that was already 'headlined' previously. If that is really what this is all about, then I strongly oppose.
  • Oppose Sblive There shouldn't be two edition in the same language! Just make a voting and decide how to make Wikinews easier to use for newcomers. Sblive 6 July 2005 10:12 (UTC)
  • Oppose. One English edition is enough. —Nightstallion (?) 08:59, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

First of all, I would appreciate it if those who support a separate project would make their reasons clearer. Amgine has very much, in his FAQ, blamed the reasons for this "new Wikinews" to be created on me personally, because I wrote the inputbox extension and demonstrated its use (I did not revert a single time, have spent much time discussing possible improvements to the process, and was not involved in the DPL discussions that preceded it). To quote from the FAQ:

[T]he decision to switch exclusively to the DPL was made by Bureaucrat Eloquence without consulting the community and in violation of an uneasy compromise which had been reached by the community. The decision to alter the main page and include the inputbox format of article submission was a unilateral decision by Eloquence, one which had no community discussion and which no one else could possibly have done.

I've responded to this on Talk:Wikinews/Open English, but again, I would much appreciate it if those supporting a "restart from scratch" would clarify whether they agree with this history of the events, and whether it played a role in their decision.

I'm not sure this is the right place for this discussion, as we're not talking about a new language edition, but a separate project, or a restart of the existing one. I do not consider the conditions which were developed for new language editions -- a relatively low level of support -- to be sufficient to start a project which is to exist in parallel to an existing edition in that language. But, just for the record, I of course oppose the creation of such a new edition.

I do not think there's a high likelihood of this actually happening, but I don't want to give those people who have voiced concerns here the feeling that they are simply being ignored. As I understand it from talking to people, there are a lot of different issues that are being talked about here, ranging from Wikinews not being local enough, to issues generally being not discussed sufficiently, to the new publication model being suboptimal.

Therefore, I invite all those who are interested to join me for a chat about the future of Wikinews, which I am planning at Wikinews/Future talk. I think an open dialogue is what should be taking place here in the first place, rather than open confrontation, and I would love to get constructive feedback on how we can increase and ease participation on Wikinews. Thanks for listening,--Eloquence 04:57, 6 Jul 2005 (UTC)


Open English pre-launch is being worked on at Wikinews/Open English. - Amgine 21:37, 5 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Simple English[edit]

If you pop over to the Simple English Wikipedia you'll see that the text around the articles in very easy for people to read (especially kids and newcomers to the english language) and it is steadily growing day by day. By creating a new Wikinews this will be a really easy-to-read news site as there aren't many that focus on kids and newcomers.

  1. Would be brilliant for kids and newcomers to the english language. Thorpe 15:30, 9 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  2. Cspurrier 23:19, 30 July 2005 (UTC)
  3. I don't find so! It is silly dilly to hope such effect. As long as the education institutions in the foreing countries ask for pure and correct English, it is a nonsens to wish a simple wiki for children: you will only produce childrens without good comprehension of English and make very dangerous educative experiences! More: you will damage the children with that! Nobody need simple English because simple English is only a concurent more for better easy English (British American Scientific International Commercial). And not a good concurent (the best concurent in my opinion is Ingliso!). BASIC is a standard. BASIC has a full dictionary that simple don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t has. BASIC has already a own litterature. Simple is only a desease of Wiki. Wiki is the biggest site for the domination of English and America on the world and mainly that, and simple is the complement at the base for that...Oui 19:36, 24 October 2005 (UTC)
  4. The SE wikipedia is redundant and this would be redundant too, oppose. —Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 15:33, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
  5. Oppose. Ausir 22:39, 19 December 2005 (UTC)
  6. Oppose I don't like the simple wikipedia, I don't think that a simple wikinews would be good either. Theres a weak reason for its exsitance for learners of the language, but for kids, thats just offensive in many ways to kids. (IMHO) Bawolff 22:10, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
  7. Oppose. One English edition is enough. —Nightstallion (?) 08:59, 14 March 2006 (UTC)
  8. See the debate to remove the SIMPLE Wikipedia page dealing with World news. Because of this, I am saying Support to create a Wikinews in that language. --Slgrandson 01:43, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

Klingon (Not Yet Listed -- See kli.org (lang code is tlh or i-klingon)[edit]

  1. Bo Register--146.145.195.74 18:04, 10 Jan 2005 (UTC)
    Oppose. This shouldn't be a Wikimedia language at all, and I see no reason to start new projects in it. Angela 01:08, 28 Jan 2005 (UTC)
    I thought non speakers were not meant to vote? If others are voting, I will be voting. My vote is pro, support. There is no reason why this shouldn't be a Wikimedia language - there is currently no pan-Wikimedia banning of this language. --Oldak Quill 19:47, 22 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  2. Oppose Get It 00:28, 2 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  3. Oppose Yann 10:21, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
  4. Oppose --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 20:18, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
  5. Oppose There is no reason why there needs to be a wikinews in this language. Sure, it's a valid language, but we definitely don't have a need for it. --Hersch 09:27, 7 May 2005 (UTC)
  6. Oppose Revolución 20:19, 3 Jul 2005 (UTC)
  7. Oppose Messedrocker (I am also Messedrocker on English Wikinews) Messedrocker 20:55, 11 December 2005 (UTC)
  8. Oppose Traroth 14:39, 6 February 2006 (UTC)
  9. Oppose it's a constructed + fictional language. additional, that's wikipedia had locked because this reason: "that's a fictional language". -- Alpha for knowledge 14:02, 12 May 2006 (UTC)


Please kindly arrange to start a wikinews in tamil language.

by s.rakesh.[[6]]