Requests for new languages/Wikinews Greek

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submitted verification final decision
This proposal has been approved.
The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

The wiki has been created at, 10 April 2011 (UTC)
Proposal summary
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News in Greek; fifteen million native speakers of this language could be benefited by such a project. Crazymadlover

Arguments in favour[edit]

  • Support. Yes, I believe that we need an Greek version of Wikinews. In addition, there is also a large number of Greek users that can maintain the project.--Consta 12:30, 15 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. Wikinews gonna be supported from many greek users, making a wonderful project. --K sal 15 12:27, 16 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. Many Greek internet authors in general would be attracted to a wiki news project, beside strictly wikipedia users.--Dimorsitanos 21:59, 17 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. Τhere was once a "plan" (this one) to have Greece-themed news incorporated in the English Wikinews but it failed very quickly. Crazymadlover's proposal about the opening of a fully independent Βικινέα project seems to be a much better idea, since there certainly exist many Greeks who would like to read free and editable news (especially local news) articles in their native language -- and I am one of them, of course. I have just created the main page of this project and I'll be glad to take care of the purely technical aspects of it, but regarding its content we definitely need a couple of dedicated contributors to get it really started. We could even "recruit" experienced and interested users from the already existing el-projects. Note: Wikinews is the only Wikimedia project so far without a Modern Greek equivalent. --Omnipaedista 05:39, 18 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support --Reality006 23:07, 3 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support Shooke 13:54, 10 July 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support Glavkos 21:36, 25 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support Kanzler31 22:23, 25 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support Bertrand GRONDIN – Talk 19:48, 6 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support Cekli829 12:15, 12 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Arguments against[edit]

  • Oppose: Yet there is too little activity (hardly 30 edits). Please make a good test project. --OosWesThoesBes 05:59, 27 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    That's not an argument to oppose. --Crazymadlover.
    Yes it is. The langcom is not going to accept language without a well-functioning test project. --OosWesThoesBes 04:27, 31 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    You don't understand. these section of supporting and opposition are refering to the Requisites for eligibility (if it has ISO 639-3, if it is sufficiently unique, etc), if the project is benefitial, etc. --Crazymadlover.
    I've already set up three projects so I know where I'm talking about. ISO code etc are initial requisites. Please also see [1] Criteria for final approval: develop an active test project; it must remain active until approval. --OosWesThoesBes 04:57, 1 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Well Ooswesthoesbes what I think is that you shouldn't place this argument yet. This proposal has been created less than a month before. Give the project some time. I have set up two projects and I know that this a very important issue but I also know that there hasn't been any proposal that was judged for inactivity with two weeks "life". Please wait for a couple of months and then you have every right to say that we are inactive if we still have 30 edits. In conclusion I think the first month was very successful three people made over 10 edits.--ZaDiak 13:47, 3 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I know and I'll surely change my vote when it becomes active :) --OosWesThoesBes 17:50, 3 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The project started in march 13th. --Crazymadlover

Restarted in 6th November 2010 . Glavkos 23:59, 17 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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