Proposals for closing projects/Deletion of Marshallese Wikipedia and Wiktionary

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A Marshallese Wikipedia test project is open on Incubator. A new Marshallese Wiktionary test project can be started at Incubator.
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

This is a proposal for closing and/or deleting a wiki hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. It is subject to the current closing projects policy.

The proposal is rejected and the project will not be deleted.

  • A Language Committee member provided the following comment:
    I suggested to reject this and similar requests because the only reason given for deleting is that these projects are unlikely to be reopened. Not much value in doing that was shown, and per phabricator:T168764#3378717 and the page linked from there it seems that such a deletion would only cause unnecessary technical problems, especially if by chance one of them should be reopened. --MF-W 23:13, 1 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Closed by MF-W on 20 July 2017. StevenJ81 (talk) 03:17, 23 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Type: 1 (routine proposal)
  • Proposed outcome: deletion
  • Proposed action regarding the content: because there's no content, no actions upon it can be made
  • Notice on the project:
  • Informed Group(s): none.


I propose to delete from the database the Marshallese Wikipedia and Wiktionary. Both projects are closed since 2007 (cfr. Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Marshallese Wikipedia and Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Marshallese Wiktionary) and it's content was imported to the Wikimedia Incubator. However since that time, there has been no development of it. If you check incubator:Special:PrefixIndex/Wp/mh/, contains the imported content of the Wikipedia, mostly "articles" with few words which can't be considered valid content. The situation of the Wiktionary is even worse with incubator:Special:PrefixIndex/Wt/mh/ showing no content at all. I think that this inactivity situation is not going to change any time soon, and that it will take a fair ammount of time to develop an usable Incubator content and an active community to take care of their own project. As such, I propose that both projects be deleted from the database given the long time they're closed and the absence of evidence that suggests this situation will be changing in the near future. Thank you. -- MarcoAurelio 21:02, 16 May 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • w:mh: - Marshallese Wikipedia.
  • wikt:mh: - Marshallese Wiktionary.


Really closed or not?[edit]

The Proposals_for_closing_projects says "Request closed on 20-Jul-2017", but the header template of this page still says "Meanwhile, users can still comment on the proposal.." --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 12:36, 20 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@StevenJ81: ^^ -- 01:42, 23 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Fixed. StevenJ81 (talk) 03:17, 23 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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