Requests for new languages/Wikibooks Greenlandic

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Greenlandic Wikibooks[edit]

main page Requests for new languages (Wikibooks Greenlandic)
submitted verification final decision
Process-stop.svg This proposal has been rejected.
This decision was taken by the language committee in accordance with the Language proposal policy based on the discussion on this page.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

There appears to be no interest in this project proposal. It has been open since March, and has received only one simple support vote and two opposing arguments. Should interest develop again, you are free to open another request.--Shanel 18:06, 21 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Proposal summary
  • Language details: Greenlandic (kalaallisut, kal ISO639-3)
  • Editing community: —
    List your user name if you're interested in editing the wiki. Add "N" next to your
    name if you are a native speaker of this language.
  • Relevant pages: —
  • External links:
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  • I don't think that it is a good idea. I want to see at least one or two extensive chapters of a book in Greenlandic, before I support this request. I don't expect that this project would be vigorous. And we should rather close dead projects than adding new ones. --Thogo (talk) 23:47, 17 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I believe that, in order to make sense, such a proposal should come from or at least be supported by someone who actually speaks the language. Further, I have to concur, that the Kalaallisut Wikipedia is very weak and doesn't appear to have a community behind it. Browsing kl:Special:Recentchanges shows that there is almost no real editing activity. The Greenlandic Wiki commonity doesn't seem to be there yet. --Johannes Rohr 12:25, 19 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I oppose the oppening of a Greenlandic Wikibooks because thus far, nobody has shown interest in helping out with it. This really is not a good sign that it will do well.--James, La gloria è a dio 23:48, 26 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

General discussion[edit]

  • While I would generally support this language request and is a good faith effort to create such a project, my main concern is if there is a sufficient group of individuals who would be willing to help participate in building this community. The Greenlandic Wikipedia only has 47 articles, and I would have to say that writing a Wikibook is much harder than writing an encyclopedic article. If there is a community that wishes to go this way, I would strongly suggest that they develop the Wikipedia first as a sign of how strong their language community can be if other Wikimedia projects in the same language would be started. --Roberth 17:12, 25 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]