Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Amharic Wikiquote 2
- Amharic supporters should not desesperate. They don't even need to initiate their test in Incubator if they wish to create a project for citations. They can already initiate their project within Amharic Wikipedia, where they will also get the support of Amharic-speaking users to develop there a Wikiquote project, with the active support of local administrators. They can even ask for a specific "q:" namespace to be added, so that when it will be enough developed, it will be easily migrated to a separate wiki without breaking links (they would just need to request the import of their local "q:" namespace to the main namespace of their new wiki, all other pages in their Wikipedia will continue to link correctly to the new wiki instead of the local namespace one it has been migrated). (and I suggest them to use a distinctive prefix for naming templates needed for pages in that namespace to help migrate them to the new wiki. Or they would also use the prefix "Wq/" for their local pages.
- In fact I'm convinced that all Wikiquotes in Incubator should be hosted instead within the associated active Wikipedia in the same language because experimentation will have more contributors seeing it are there will be an active community and the support of their local admins.
- The same could be done for experimental Wiktionaries; or Wikivoyages, or Wikinews, or Wikiversities (Wikibooks could cause a problem unless there's an extension of the local wiki policy of Wikipedia, allowing such creation of books, provided that they are kept in their own separate namespace) that are currently in Incubator, going to their associated Wikipedia as a local subproject if there's an active one for that language. They can also request to the Language committee to open a wiki using the experimentation performed in their wiipedia instead of here. The migration can also use the same tools as those used here, if they have carefully used either a naming prefix (like here) or a namespace in their Wikipedia.
- The same could also be done if a wiki currently written in a macrolanguage (mixing several languages), wants to prepare a split for "dialects" to promote as separate languages : they can use also a namespace or prefix naming convention for creating pages in the new language to promote for later inclusion in a separate wiki. This could be useful to locally avoid (sterile) linguistic battles on pages (where a major dialect always wins against all minor dialects that want better protection and preservation of their specific content or specific orthography or script), by separating these pages, and allow language variants to have local experimentation prior to request a new wiki to the Language Committee (this could be used not only for Wikipedia projects, but also other projects within the same macrolanguage and needing a separation of "dialects"/"language")
- For example a Wikisource for books written in "Cajun French" could be hosted by the standard French Wikisource in a subproject, and articles Wikipedia written in Cajun French could be as well hosted on the standard French Wikipedia also in a local subproject. Texts of songs written in Picard (or Ch'timi) could be also hosted in French Wikisource. Note that Picard (pcd) and Cajun French (frc) both have ISO 639-3 codes and there's also a Picard Wikipedia, but French Wikisource is a better host for using tools available in French Wikisource.
- Poestry written in British English "dialects" (e.g. Bootling English) could be Wikisourced as well in a subproject of the standard English Wikisource. verdy_p (talk) 02:53, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
- Wikisource projects are already broad; the English Wikisource covers works written in all descendants of Old English, Old English, Middle English, Modern English and Scots, and any dialects thereof, presumably as well as any English creoles (though that has not been tested in my experience.) I believe most Wikisources cover all dialects and related languages; the German Wikisource was upset with the creation of the NDS Wikisource, for example, and old languages are usually included in their modern versions where feasible.--Prosfilaes (talk) 06:17, 9 October 2014 (UTC)