Jump to content

Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Etruscan

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
submitted verification final decision

This proposal has been rejected.
This decision was taken by the language committee in accordance with the Language proposal policy based on the discussion on this page.

A committee member provided the following comment:

Etruscan needs to meet the stricter standards for eligibility of extinct and historical languages. It is doubtful that it ever would, but certainly a test with only two pages does not. Test project can remain on Incubator. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 16:36, 31 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  • 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 ett (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Etruscan Language name in English
Language name 𐌓𐌀𐌔𐌍𐌀 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 Q35726 - 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 no indication 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 Wikipédia "Wikipedia" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikipedia talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads no 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:British_Museum_Etruscan_8-2.jpg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Chicagp "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. It will include everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings. After creating the task, add a link to the comment.

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.


The Etruscan civillisation was remarkably one of the richest and one of the most important civillisations at the time,therefore I think that if other historic languages are permitted to have a Wikipedia or even at least a Test Wikipedia then so should Etruscan.


@ and Ruskiguy2.0: Notes from langcom: they will utterly reject this one, because this is unlikely to meet the Latin/Ancient Greek status. But the test project can be kept even rejected. -- 23:05, 24 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

The above discussion is preserved as an archive. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Post-discussion update[edit]

The two pages in this test were deleted on Incubator because they had no meaningful content. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:53, 6 February 2019 (UTC)[reply]