Requests for new languages/Wikinews Pashto

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikinews Pashto
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:

Please understand that in order for this project to be approved in the end, there has to be much more activity, and particularly much more regular activity. Wikinews projects require a substantial commitment of time and energy. Good luck. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 15:59, 14 September 2018 (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 ps (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Pashto Language name in English
Language name پښتو 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 Q58680 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Pashto
  • native label (P1705) = پښتو ژبه
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language / Eastern Iranian languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = ps
  • writing system (P282) = Arabic alphabet
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 50,000,000±10,000,000


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 ويکيخبر "Wikinews" in your language
Project namespace ويکيخبر usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace ويکيخبر خبرې اترې "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 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone Asia/Afghanistan "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)

Proposal[edit]

Discussion[edit]

Arguments in favour[edit]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Strong Support We have not too many sources for news , Our people really need such a good source as Wikinews--Bloch khan (talk) 03:46, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

* Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support --Assoc (talk) 02:47, 2 February 2018 (UTC)globally locked LTA. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 03:32, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]