Requests for new languages/Wikinews Kurdish

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikinews Kurdish status page
submitted verification final decision
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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 and notify the Board of Trustees for a possible veto.

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
Proposal
Language code ku (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Kurdish Language name in English
Language name كوردي 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 Q36368 - item has currently the following values:
  • English label = Kurdish
  • native label (P1705) = Zimanê kurdî
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language / Northwestern Iranian languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = ku
  • writing system (P282) = Latin script, Arabic alphabet, Cyrillic script
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 31,000,000±1,000,000


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.
Community Bangin (NP), Bohater (N), Millosh, Mehk63 (NP)
You can optionally list your user name if you're a contributor to the wiki. Add "N" next to your name if you are a native speaker of this language.
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Settings
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 Files should be uploaded to Commons, but if you want, you can enable local file uploading.
Notes: (1) files on Commons can be used on all wikis; (2) this setting can be changed afterwards; (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 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example for a Wikisource which would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk"
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit maniphest task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

Arguments in favour[edit]

  • Support Support Pir başe. Êdîna Wîkînûçe ya Kurdî jî heye.Mehk63 (talk) 15:19, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support There do already exist Kurdish WikiMedia-Projects, e.g. the kurdish Wikipedia with now nearly 10.000 articles and a wiktionary with nearly 35.000 articles. So there will be a future for this new Kurdish Project. --Bangin 17:34, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Support It is necessary for every language to live in all aspects of Wikimedia. --Zandweb 02:41, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support. --Kaaveh Ahangar 22:35, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support there are 20 - 25 million people speaks this language. Wikinews is necessary for millions of Kurds. --Maviulke12 05:02, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support I support it.I agree Maviulkel12.85.176.140.77 14:12, 4 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Support - I support it! --Mirzali 22:29, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - I support it to, we need that! Kurdodino 13:15, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Kurdish Wiktionary is a particularly successful project and I am confident that the Wikinews would be as well. Bogorm 17:06, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Support Euskaldun 15:46, 16 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Support I support this project. --Veritas-tr 18:46, 13 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Support I support this project. --Kurdbuddha 16:38, 19 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Support --Ταπυροι (گپ) 07:53, 4 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Bodhdharma (talk) 06:42, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]

  • Comment Out of the 10,000 articles practically almost all are stubs created in a bot like manner. There are serious problems on KU wiki on a variety of problems ranging from neutrality to copyright violations. KU.wiki doesn't have much of a matured community. Very few active editors. I feel it is far too early for this. It should be experimented on the incubator either way. -- Cat chi? 17:41, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
    I'd like to add that wikinews has time constraints unlike other wikis. I do not believe there is enough of a Kurdish wikipedia community to cover world news in a systematic manner. -- Cat chi? 11:45, 30 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Comment I thing this project won't be good. --Absar 10:41, 30 June 2007 (UTC)
    This wasn't an argument against, it was just an opinion without any comment. --Bangin 14:03, 30 June 2007 (UTC)
    Please do not strike out other peoples comments even if you disagree with them. The closing person of this discussion is more than qualified to weight arguments. -- Cat chi? 14:18, 30 June 2007 (UTC)
    There is something funny. All people who oppose Wikinews Kurdish are Turks. You really care Wiki - projects or you are just againist Kurdish culture? --Gomada 18:15, 17 June 2011 (UTC)


  • Oppose Oppose No activity. --OosWesThoesBes 06:57, 22 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose Not enough support (Red4tribe 17:06, 23 April 2008 (UTC))
  • Oppose Oppose Please focus first on Wikipedia, before starting spin-offs. --Jeroen 02:19, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose Per OosWesThoesBes and Red4tribe. Mikhailov Kusserow (talk) 09:20, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose As Jeroen said, the Wikipedia is too underdeveloped Rbritt518 06:22, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose Oppose--Aycan 11:52, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose As Jeroen and Rbritt518 said,they should improve their wikipedia first,to start Wikinews.--Rockermert hsm 17:35, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose Nope, Wikinewses need to be fast and I see hardly any activity to justify the creation of this Wikinews. Pmlineditor  Talk 16:57, 16 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose OpposeIt needs to be a living project which there's no sign for it. I doubt it'll be updated enough. --Kafkasmurat (talk) 11:54, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

General discussion[edit]