Requests for new languages/Wikinews Gilaki

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Gilaki Wikinews

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikinews Gilaki

submitted verification final decision


This language has been verified as eligible.
The language is eligible for a project, which means that the subdomain can be created once there is an active community and a localized interface, as described in the language proposal policy. You can discuss the creation of this language project on this page.

Once the criteria are met, the language committee can proceed with the approval.

If you think the criteria are met, but the project is still waiting for approval, feel free to notify the committee and ask them to consider its approval.

  • The community needs to develop an active test project; it must remain active until approval (automated statistics, recent changes). It is generally considered active if the analysis lists at least three active, not-grayed-out editors listed in the sections for the previous few months.
  • The community needs to complete required MediaWiki interface translations in that language (about localization, translatewiki, check completion).
  • The community needs to discuss and complete the settings table below:
What Value Example / Explanation
Language code glk (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Gilaki Language name in English
Language name گیلکی Language name in your language. This will appear in the language list on Special:Preferences, in the interwiki sidebar on other wikis, ...
Language Wikidata item Q33657 - item has currently the following values:
Item about the language at Wikidata. It would normally include the Wikimedia language code, name of the language, etc. Please complete at Wikidata if needed.
Directionality RTL Is the language written from left to right (LTR) or from right to left (RTL)?
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.

Project name "Wikinews" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikinews talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads no Default is "no". Preferably, files should be uploaded to Commons.
If you want, you can enable local file uploading, either by any user ("yes") or by administrators only ("admin").
Notes: (1) This setting can be changed afterwards. The setting can only be "yes" or "admin" at approval if the test creates an Exemption Doctrine Policy (EDP) first. (2) Files on Commons can be used on all Wikis. (3) Uploading fair-use images is not allowed on Commons (more info). (4) Localisation to your language may be insufficient on Commons.
Optional settings
Project logo This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Continent/City "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example, a Wikisource would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk", "Author", "Author talk".
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit Phabricator task. It will include everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings. After creating the task, add a link to the comment.


  • Location spoken:Iran


Arguments in favour

  • Support Strong support-- we want to have Gilaki Wikinews.--AminSanaei 09:09, 14 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Strong support-- Yea! Its great!! We want to have Gileki Wikinews. I keep working on its incubator project and now, we want to an original WkiNews. || Varg 10:45, 14 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Strong Support -- --Ali 13:51, 17 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Arguments against

  • Oppose Oppose This is one out of 5 proposals for a Gilaki wiki. Though Limburgish has so many proposals too there's a difference. There's no activity and Gilaki does not seem to be ready get for a Wikibooks, a Wikinews, a Wikiquote, a Wiktionary nor a Wikiversity. Maybe this will change in the future but not now. If there's any activity shown, I'll become in favour of this request. --OosWesThoesBes 15:56, 1 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose It does have a very small Wikipedia yet. Please make the Wikipedia much larger, before starting a News Spin-off. --Jeroen 02:09, 21 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose Mikhailov Kusserow (talk) 04:09, 25 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose--Reality006 23:06, 3 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose Dead project. --N KOziTalk 14:00, 14 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose Strong oppose, even Gilaki Wikipedia is almost dead. --Z 18:18, 9 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose Bodhdharma (talk) 11:30, 27 August 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

General discussion

It would be really great, I personally not interested to reading news in any other language, but the caspian one. Since every item in news could refer to local events, So i'll keep working on it by my caspian language Mazanderani. (All caspian languages are mutually intelligble), Also there is no official agency publishing news in wikipedia:Caspian languages, This one Although it is not offcial would be excite!. --Ali 13:51, 17 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

All of you can understand Persian at near-native level. I can't see what is the benefit of having a Wikinews in this language. Even Persian Wikinews is a small project, Gilaki Wikipedia is pretty dead, and you want Gilaki Wikinews? I really can't see.. --Z 18:45, 9 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Localisation update

  • Currently 0.99% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.00% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Both numbers have to be 100%... Thanks, GerardM 04:37, 22 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Currently 0.89% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.10% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Localisation of these messages is a requirement before your request is finally assessed. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 11:00, 12 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]