Requests for new languages/Wikinews Malayalam

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikinews Malayalam
submitted verification final decision
Applications-system.svg 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 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.

A committee member provided the following comment:

Eligible language. You are encouraged to contribute on incubator:Wn/ml. --Millosh (talk) 16:53, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
  • 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 ml (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Malayalam Language name in English
Language name മലയാളം 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 Q36236 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Malayalam
  • native label (P1705) = മലയാളം
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language / Dravidian languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = ml
  • writing system (P282) = Malayalam script
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 30,000,000±5,000,000


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
You can optionally list your user name if you are an active contributor to the test 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 വിക്കിവാർത്തകൾ "Wikinews" in your language
Project namespace Wikinews Malayalam usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace Discussion Wikinews "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 File:Wikipedia svg logo-ml.svg 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone IST (UTC+5:30) "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 phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

Replace this line with your opening argument in favour of the new project.

Arguments in favour[edit]

  • Eventhough Malayalam wiki is one of the most emerging one, it lacking wikinews project --Anilankv (talk) 03:12, 4 June 2011‎ (UTC)
  • There shall be a number of contributors Malayalam Wikinews --Anilankv (talk) 03:12, 4 June 2011‎ (UTC)
  • Strong support--nijil 04:02, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Support --Kiran Gopi 05:53, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Support --ജിഷിന്‍.എ.വി. 3:44, 09 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Support --Fotokannan 10:04, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Support --Tgsurendran 09:52, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Support --Ephert (talk) 03:33, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

* Support --Jayadevp13 (talk) 17:25, 15 March 2013 (UTC) Changing my view to oppose. See below. - Jayadevp13 (talk) 05:33, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

  • Support -- Nikosgranturismogt (talk) 12:03, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Strong support because there are enough native editors and they are willing to commit and help improve Wikinews Malayalam once the projects stands firm. --Rovine
  • Support --ഏത്തപഴം (talk) 05:36, 5 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Support --991joseph (talk) 04:05, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]

  • Oppose. I strongly believe that the Malayalam Wikinews will not have a strong and permanent editor base as enjoyed by the Malayalam 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) 05:48, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Other discussion[edit]