Language committee/Archives/2008-05

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April 2008 Language committee (Archives for May 2008) June 2008
For a summary of discussions, see the archives index.

Spanned discussions[edit]

The following discussions span multiple months and are archived in the first applicable archive:

May 2008 batch of approvals[edit]

Several requests were approved: Wikinews Czech, Wikipedia Fiji Hindi, Wikipedia Karakalpak 3, Wikipedia Moksha, Wikipedia Sakha, Wikipedia Silesian, Wikipedia Sranan Tongo 2, Wikisource Limburgish, Wikiversity Czech, and Wikiversity Portuguese.

  1. Jesse Plamondon-Willard (Pathoschild)
    03 May 2008 06:55

    Hello,

    I don't have time this month to take care of these requests, since I'm busy with the election committee. I've summarized the current status of the requests ready for approval below, in case someone else would like to help.

    ==Ready for approval==
    These meet all the requirements, and their test project content has been independently verified.

    ==Awaiting verification==
    These meet all the requirements, but are waiting for independent verification. (Requiring verification is seeming increasingly unfeasible to me.)

  2. Gerard Meijssen (GerardM)
    03 May 2008 08:12

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  3. Jesse Plamondon-Willard (Pathoschild)
    03 May 2008 08:17

    Sranan Tongo is verified, then? I've updated the list below.

    ==Ready for approval==
    These meet all the requirements, and their test project content has been independently verified.

    ==Awaiting verification==
    These meet all the requirements, but are waiting for independent verification. (Requiring verification is seeming increasingly unfeasible to me.)

  4. Gerard Meijssen (GerardM)
    03 May 2008 08:21

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  5. Jesse Plamondon-Willard (Pathoschild)
    03 May 2008 08:27
    Gerard Meijssen wrote:

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    If I understand correctly, you favour skipping verification for all requests that have an existing domain?

  6. Gerard Meijssen (GerardM)
    03 May 2008 08:32

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  7. Jesse Plamondon-Willard (Pathoschild)
    03 May 2008 08:42

    I've started a new thread in case anyone disagrees (I don't). Assuming there are none, following is the updated list.

    ==Ready for approval==
    These meet all the requirements, and their test project content has been independently verified (or do not need verification).

    ==Awaiting verification==
    These meet all the requirements, but are waiting for independent verification.

  8. Shanel Kalicharan (Shanel)
    03 May 2008 21:26

    I've asked Cometstyles, who lives in Fiji and speaks Fiji Hindi, to verify the content of the Wikipedia Fiji Hindi test project (he only edited it once, to remove spam). He'll likely reply soon.

  9. Shanel Kalicharan (Shanel)
    03 May 2008 23:03
    [00:01]<Warpath>Shanel, yes its fiji-hindi
    [00:02]<Warpath>very well written

    So, confirmed for Fiji Hindi. Warpath, aka Cometstyles, has given his permission to be quoted, BTW.

  10. Jesse Plamondon-Willard (Pathoschild)
    03 May 2008 23:17
    Shanel Kalicharan wrote:

    > So, confirmed for Fiji Hindi.

    Duly updated.


    ==Ready for approval==
    These meet all the requirements, and their test project content has been independently verified (or do not need verification).


    ==Awaiting verification==
    These meet all the requirements, but are waiting for independent verification.

  11. Gerard Meijssen (GerardM)
    04 May 2008 06:58

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  12. Gerard Meijssen (GerardM)
    05 May 2008 03:52

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  13. Jesse Plamondon-Willard (Pathoschild)
    05 May 2008 08:39

    Agreed; updated list follows.

    ==Ready for approval==
    These meet all the requirements, and their test project contents have been independently verified (or do not need verification).

    ==Awaiting verification==
    These meet all the requirements, but are waiting for independent verification.

  14. Jesse Plamondon-Willard (Pathoschild)
    CC Tomasz Kamusella, Wpedzich
    15 May 2008 15:39

    Hello,

    The Wikimedia Foundation language subcommittee is examining a request to create a Silesian-language Wikipedia (a free encyclopedia project). The last step before we approve it is verifying the content. We would appreciate your help in doing so.

    Please visit <http://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/szl>, and respond with your opinions of the content. Is it well-written? Is the content neutral (not biased towards specific viewpoints)?

    Thank you.

  15. Tomasz Kamusella
    16 May 2008 06:56

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  16. Jesse Plamondon-Willard (Pathoschild)
    CC Arnaud Michel André Fournet
    16 May 2008 20:05

    Monsieur,

    Je suis membre du sous-comité des langages de la Wikimedia Foundation. Nous examinons une requête pour la création d'une édition en langue Moksha de Wikipédia (une encyclopédie libre). La dernière étape avant son approbation c'est la vérification du contenu. Nous apprécierions votre aide à ce faire.

    S'il vous plaît visiter le site <http://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/mdf>, et dites nous vos opinions sur le contenu. Est-ce bien écrit? Le contenu est-il d'un point de vue raisonnablement neutre pour une encyclopédie? Avez vous des impressions particulières?

  17. Arnaud Michel André Fournet
    17 May 2008 03:19

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  18. Jesse Plamondon-Willard (Pathoschild)
    17 May 2008 04:31

    Translation of his response follows.

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  19. Jesse Plamondon-Willard (Pathoschild)
    16 May 2008 11:20

    Forwarded message
  20. Jesse Plamondon-Willard (Pathoschild)
    16 May 2008 11:24

    Silesian and Karakalpak were verified in their own threads; updated list follows.


    ==Ready for approval==
    These meet all the requirements, and their test project contents have been independently verified (or do not need verification).

    ==Awaiting verification==
    These meet all the requirements, but are waiting for independent verification.

  21. Jesse Plamondon-Willard (Pathoschild)
    17 May 2008 13:32

    With Moksha verified, all the requests for the <s>April</s>May batch have been verified. I'm marking them approved and tying up loose ends (final translation, et cetera).


    ==Ready for approval==
    These meet all the requirements, and their test project contents have been independently verified (or do not need verification).

  22. Jesse Plamondon-Willard (Pathoschild)
    17 May 2008 13:49

    Hello,

    The language subcommittee recommends the approval of the following wikis. You can find more information about each request by following the links to the status pages, which collect the relevant information and links. As we've previously agreed with the board, these recommendations will be implemented if there are no objections within four days.

Exempt established languages from verification[edit]

The requirement for professional verification of content was lifted for languages that already have a Wikimedia wiki.

  1. Jesse Plamondon-Willard (Pathoschild)
    03 May 2008 08:38

    Hello,

    Gerard proposes not requiring verification for languages that have existing domains. I agree. Does anyone object?

    Gerard Meijssen wrote:

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    Jesse Plamondon-Willard wrote:

    > If I understand correctly, you favour skipping verification for all
    > requests that have an existing domain?

    Gerard Meijssen wrote:

    <this user has not agreed to public archival.>

  2. Jon Harald Søby
    03 May 2008 09:23

    I agree as sell.

Non-Latin URLs[edit]

GerardM noted the possibility of non-Latin URLs.

  1. Gerard Meijssen (GerardM)
    05 May 2008 05:22

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Wikipedia Westphalian[edit]

The request for a Westphalian Wikipedia was verified as eligible.

  1. Gerard Meijssen (GerardM)
    24 May 2008 04:24

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Wikipedia Drents[edit]

No decision was taken (there was a previous unfulfilled request to close the request for a Drents Wikipedia).

  1. Gerard Meijssen (GerardM)
    27 May 2008 02:10

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  2. Shanel Kalicharan (Shanel)
    27 May 2008 02:47

    I proposed rejecting this request and a few others awhile ago...let me get around to actually doing that now. >_>


  3. 27 May 2008 18:24

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  4. Gerard Meijssen (GerardM)
    28 May 2008 00:44

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  5. 28 May 2008 16:28

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  6. Gerard Meijssen (GerardM)
    28 May 2008 17:05

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