Requests for new languages/Wikinews Hindi

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikinews Hindi

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 hi (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Hindi Language name in English
Language name हिन्दी 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 Q1568 - 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 LTR 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 "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 yes 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", 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 (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)



Arguments in favour[edit]

There are some users, who have already supported about this. This is the link.

  • Support Strong support, Shyam (T/C) 05:16, 22 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Strong support- yup one of the largest spoken languages in the world deserves its own wikinews since India and china will one day exceed USA and Britain in terms of providing news coverage/internet development and this will be a great start..--Cometstyles 08:07, 22 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support SupportAlready said, but I will repeat it, one of the most spoken languages in the world. Will be very useful someday. (Red4tribe 17:03, 23 April 2008 (UTC))[reply]
  • Support पूर्ण समर्थन --Rajeevmass 12:20, 25 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support पूर्ण समर्थन --पूर्णिमा वर्मन 14:45, 28 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support'Support' Hindi wiki-community is expanding very rapidly. Also, Hindi is one of the largest languages of the world.--Eukesh 17:43, 9 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Full Support The Chinese Wikinews has done well - Hindi has the potential to do the same. This would also be used by Non Resident Indians who reside all around the world, meaning not just Indian Nationals will benefit. --RaviC
  • Support Full Support - One of the major world languages should have indeed have a WikiNews. --Jeroen 02:15, 21 July 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support'Support' Mikhailov Kusserow (talk) 04:10, 25 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Full support | पूर्ण समर्थन, abutorsam007 02:08, 13 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Yup. PmlineditorTalk 17:03, 21 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support पूर्ण समर्थन (Full Support) 14:52, 22 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support Given enough participation, I support. —§ stay (sic)! 04:06, 9 January 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support पूर्ण समर्थन (Full Support) -- Angpradesh 02:00, 23 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support पूर्ण समर्थन (Full Support) रोहित रावत 18:45, 19 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support हमारे द्वारा पूर्ण समर्थन Prabhjot Singh 18:55, 01 December 2010 (GMT)
  • Support Vibhijain 10:24, 20 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support AnandVivekSatpathi (talk) 07:24, 2 May 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support पूर्ण समर्थन --Abhinav619 (talk) 16:45, 15 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support--Saileshpat (talk) 17:59, 15 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support पूर्ण समर्थन -- AbhiSuryawanshi (talk) 18:24, 15 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support पूर्ण समर्थन --Muzammil (talk) 18:58, 11 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support --Sfic (talk) 08:26, 13 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Rehmat Aziz Chitrali 13:56, 12 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  • Strong support Strong support --Assoc (talk) 04:02, 22 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support पूर्ण समर्थन --Dr.jagdish (talk) 06:27, 22 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Arguments against[edit]

  • Oppose--Reality006 23:08, 3 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose. I strongly believe that the Hindi Wikinews will not have a strong and permanent editor base as enjoyed by the Hindi Wikipedia. Wikinews is a project which requires constant update and new articles should be reviewed and published immediately, which in fact requires a large no. of editors. There is no proof that it will be able to overcome the hurdles faced by the English Wikinews. Please take a look at an article published in the Wikipedia Signpost here. - Jayadevp13 (talk) 05:47, 19 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose. - As explain Jayadevp13. Jayantanth (talk) 03:06, 9 April 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose--Obaid Raza (talk) 10:27, 15 April 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Localisation update[edit]

  • Currently 98.61% of the MediaWiki messages and 88.89% 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. Thanks, GerardM 10:33, 27 July 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Currently 85.43% of the MediaWiki messages and 61.14% 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 11:09, 12 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  • Currently 80.50% of the MediaWiki messages and 44.13% of the emessages 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 22:12, 17 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]