Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Acehnese Wikipedia

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

The following discussion is closed: Snow-close, bordering vandalism. Seb az86556 23:47, 26 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it.

Acehnese Wikipedia has requested Wikipedia to delete images (this, this, this, this and these) that insulting Islam, Prophet Muhammad pbuh and more than 1.500.000.000 muslims. But Wikipedia has refused to do it. Due to that as muslim we can not be part of this community.

I propose that the Acehnese Wikipedia be closed.


  1. Support. -- Si Gam Acèh 09:09, 26 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]


  1. That's not a valid reason to close the project. If you yourself don't want to be part of the community anymore, you have the right to vanish. Other Acehnese speakers might not share your opinion. --თოგო (D) 11:18, 26 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  2. That request should be closed asap since it's the final (?) part of a long term misuse of wikipedia. --Vituzzu 11:54, 26 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  3. You are always welcome to leave, but your contributions will remain and the project will not be closed. --Node ue 18:42, 26 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  4. ... --Juhko 19:03, 26 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Oppose Wikipedia is not censored. Kanzler31 21:25, 26 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Oppose. His continual attempts to speak on behalf of all Muslims notwithstanding, Si Gam Acèh does not represent an entire religion or a language's speakers. As others have noted, users of the Acehnese Wikipedia whose beliefs are incompatible with the Wikimedia Foundation's core principles are free to leave the project (but not to remove their existing contributions). But unless and until it is established that no sufficient community of editors remains to sustain the Acehnese Wikipedia, its closure is unjustified. —David Levy 23:30, 26 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Oppose per above. Diego Grez return fire 23:37, 26 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]


See Requests for comment/ace.wikipedia and Prophet Muhammad images for background information. Excirial (Contact me,Contribs) 23:24, 26 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]

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Late comment[edit]

  1. No sir, I don't like it. I have a sneaky suspicion that the Arabic Wikipedia isn't planning on closing due to lack of activity today because the English Wikipedia has these images. They have an amazing, significantly higher level of activity and userbase, and are a valued project within the Wikimedia community. They have, somehow, managed to coexist with other projects. If you want to leave, we're unable to stop you, but the loss of six people (more or less) is zero reason to close the project at this time. Kylu 23:48, 26 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]