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The following discussion is closed.

Closed, as new policy is in place ("all current proposals will be made invalid").

This wiki is inactive and nearly free of content. With 64 articles, some of which are short and contain no real information, this project has had 13 edits in the past 30 edits. Six of these edits were in the article space, although many were simply vandalism-related. There's only one admin, but oddly they've never edited. I don't see a reason why this project is necessary, and therefore believe it should be closed. –Juliancolton | Talk 03:00, 16 January 2010 (UTC)[reply]


  1. SupportJuliancolton | Talk 03:05, 16 January 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support Fifteen edits in 30 days does not an active or even somewhat active wiki make. I have major doubts about whether or not this could possibly rebound, and therefore, I must recommend the closure of this Wiki. Razorflame 03:32, 16 January 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support Per nominator. —§ stay (sic)! 06:14, 16 January 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Support But I don't like the trend that the African language Wikis are going. There are a lot of native speakers in the world and they should be given the ability to write in their own language. I think this is a failure of promoting the encyclopedia to those who speak the language. Ottava Rima 15:39, 19 January 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Support --Rīdzinieks 15:46, 7 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Support per nom. --MisterWiki 16:24, 14 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]
    A favor to close a wiki? That is, to put it bluntly, disgusting in my opinion. Pmlineditor  16:30, 26 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
    "A favor" is the spanish translation of "Support" FYI. — Dferg (talk) 17:09, 26 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
    Favour!!!!! a Favour!!!!!!!!! that is disgusting in my opinion. Wilbysuffolk 06:14, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Support -FASTILY (TALK) 05:18, 14 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Support closing or merging with another project (see the comments in the oppose section). We can always restart this one when there's interest in building it. In the meantime, it's still moribund[1] with virtually no active content addition in the last 30 days. That leaves it as just a spam and vandalism magnet. --A. B. (talk)
  9. Support --Underlying lk 03:49, 6 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  10. If it can't be merged, then close, which will be effectively the same. --Sekelsenmat 14:45, 4 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]


Oppose to me 64 articles seems sufficient even if activity is low. Unless they're all trash (and it does not look like it), this seems a good starting point and no clear case for closing. -- Prince Kassad 00:22, 17 January 2010 (UTC)[reply]
64 articles is extremely low on the contrary. –Juliancolton | Talk 01:05, 17 January 2010 (UTC)[reply]
I hope you realize how subjective that is... / espero que Ud. se de cuenta de que tan subjetiva fue esa oración... --Node ue 12:44, 22 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  1. Oppose This is another African language project that needs some coordination and encouragement. Perhaps this threat of closing it will spur some more activity, but isn't there a better way to achieve this end than proposals for closure? I'll bring this up on Afrophonewikis.--A12n 13:52, 12 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Oppose Like it has been mentioned already, closing the project doesn't do anything to revive the project. Wikipedia.org should find more creative ways of encouraging the survival of projects than simply closing them.-- Jojoo 23:27, 18 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]
    Please log in to vote. -- Prince Kassad 14:48, 18 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Oppose Every language has it's right to exist, as well as having a wiki.--Tingo Chu 12:02, 22 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  4. En contra. Este idioma es de gran importancia regional. Cerrar esta edición sería un error muy grave. --Node ue 12:47, 22 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Please don't close this wikipedia. I can help this wikipedia.--Digimon Adventure 16:27, 26 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Oppose--Lousyi 16:28, 26 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
    Oppose--User:AJona1992 8:50P.M (EST), 10 April 2010
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    Oppose please do not close! 16:54, 22 April 2010 (UTC)[reply]
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  7. Oppose Concur with above. I disagree with closing projects as a general rule, unless they are actively harming the WMF. That's just deleting legitimate knowledge, not creating it like we're supposed to. The language is comparatively widely-spoken; Wikipedia informs me there are 18.3 million native speakers of it, which is easily more than Bulgarian, Serbian, or Greek (to name a few). It's just unfortunate that part of the world has little access to computers, let alone internet. At the very least, tw.wp is not harming anything; I don't see a point in closing it, only to reopen a year or two later if/when interest is revived. Tempodivalse [talk] 18:42, 25 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Oppose I don't think that Kirundi Wikipedia should be closed, If we don't promote the activity of native Wikipedias, those Wikipedias will be more inactive, even few articles, even one article created in a long period of time is useful for the spread of culture--Noder4 20:14, 25 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Oppose --Sarvaturi 08:24, 27 June 2010 (UTC) No, the 64 articles are sufficient to keep the project open.[reply]
  10. Oppose--Zordsdavini 08:32, 29 June 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Oppose--Johnson40213 05:49, 7 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Oppose Not much spam and most of the articles are legit. Kanzler31 19:12, 25 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  13. ((Oppose)) My parents are from Ghana and speak Twi, so this brings up my interest. I hope it gets more popular soon. Akyire!
  14. OpposeKanzler31 22:31, 26 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  15. Oppose. As we do not have "Beta Wikipedia" to host "minor" languages as on Multilingual Wikisource and Beta Wikiversity, where will the contents go by closing this wiki? Please keep it and encourage more activity.Jusjih 04:03, 19 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]
    The content goes to Incubator, which FYI is not good... I-20the highway 04:24, 19 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Oppose --ANDROBETA 09:14, 3 January 2011 (UTC)
  17. Oppose -Bearas 22:14, 15 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  18. Oppose --Baba Tabita 10:36, 8 February 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  19. Opppose - It's not doing any harm, can be revived one day (WMF is about decades and centuries right) and it is watched by the bots, the SWMT, stewards and global sysops. fr33kman 23:52, 9 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  20. Oppose! U.Steele 10:37, 13 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  21. Oppose GIVE IT A CHANCE!!! Wilbysuffolk 06:01, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  22. Oppose Still it has a foundation. Should be given some more time. Vibhijain 10:49, 2 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  23. Oppose Часов Антон 21 May 2011 (UTC)
  24. Oppose Thecheesykid 18:20, 11 June 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  25. Oppose give it more time. ~~EBE123~~ talkContribs 20:57, 20 June 2011 (UTC)[reply]


  1. Yes, please merge this project with the Akan Wikipedia. Right now, both projects are growing stale, and Twi, if left alone, will falter. It is in the best interest of both to therefore merge the two language Wikipedias, since they have quite similar contents anyway. :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 00:39, 22 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  2. I just read that Akan and Twi are written identically. Therefore, they should be merged into one. -- Prince Kassad 14:57, 2 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Uniting is better then dividing. --Sekelsenmat 14:44, 4 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]


  • Another possibility would be to discuss merging this project with the Akan Wikipedia. There appears to be precedent in the case of Moldova & Romanian, and a somewhat similar approach possible for Kirundi & Kinyarwanda. Each of those 3 cases are unique, but closure per se is a blunt instrument that would not meet the needs or take advantage of the possibilities in any of them.--A12n 15:19, 12 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]
    • This is also my opinion! Please discuss merging with Akan and/or how a differentiation between Akan and Twi (Asante Twi/Akwapim Twi/Fante) is necessary or useful. Just closing Twi Section is in my opinion no good solution! Or is it possible to make Twi-WP as some kind of subset of Akan? ––ProloSozz 13:16, 9 June 2010 (UTC)[reply]

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