Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Gayo

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Gayo Wikipedia[edit]

main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia Gayo)
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Proposal summary
  • Language details: Gayo (gay ISO 639-3)
  • Editing community: —
    List your user name if you're interested in editing the wiki. Add "N" next to your
    name if you are a native speaker of this language.
  • Relevant pages: —
  • External links:
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The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.
  • Supporters:
    • Node -- maybe we could also use polari? after all, it is gay.wikipedia (hah)
      • Or maybe we could use Romanian? Now THAT is gay.wikipedia. 02:45, 6 November 2005 (UTC)
    • Belgian man
  • Relevant links:
  • Notes/comments:
    • Number of speakers: 180,000 people
    • I've seen that had existed once, but now it's depreciated. --Puzzlet Chung 01:22, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
      • But it's not in the "depreciated, moved, and other" section on the list of Wikipedias, so how can that have existed? Scott Gall 10:38, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • I hate to bring this up, but if we went with the ISO code, this would be one hell of a vandal-magnet. If this request is ever resuscitated, I suggest using an alternative code (e.g. the SIL code "GYO" if that doesn't conflict with something else) to give its maintainers a better chance against the web's less helpful citizens... - IMSoP 00:39, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
      • You're entirely right. Caesarion 14:22, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)
      • Unfortunately, gay is the only acceptable ISO code... --Node ue 16:49, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)
        • You can debate on whether to use gay: or gyo: as the code. Or maybe just gayo? Scott Gall 07:57, 26 Jun 2005 (UTC) PS: I think if you did use gay as the code, it would be game for POV pushers and vandals. We don't want that.
          • I think just would be the best solution. We can't sacrifice this initiative to some sort of unconditional ISO code fetishism. It simply would be used more often to make fun than for serious contributions in Gayo, and its contributors would be busy all day removing crap. Caesarion Velim, non opto 08:24, 12 October 2005 (UTC)
            • I think gayo would be a fine code, though there ought to automatically redirect or at least contain a prominent pointer of some sort. I would also support having it at on a trial basis, with the understanding that the Gayo community could ask for a change if vandalism becomes a major problem. While I agree it's a very possible concern, I'm not certain many vandals would ever stumble across its existence, but I could certainly be wrong. Tuf-Kat 21:49, 12 October 2005 (UTC)
          • They're not likely to discover it soon, but if they do, you can imagine it will never stop. For example: imagine a secondary school class doing some sort of thing at the school computers. Imagine them coincidentally coming across this wikipedia. I think all of them will start vandalising, and there won't be anyone to stop them, at first. At home, one of them, who blogs, might add a link on his blog to "the gayest encyclopedia in the world" or so. Every other adolescent who takes a look there will vandalise again. You see this is quite a realistic situation and I for one don't want that. Caesarion Velim, non opto 09:43, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

I'm preteen(10) and I've made some articles and over 200 edits but never vandalised. Why do you expect others to? User:Aleksei 10:41, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

    • Support. --Slamet Serayu 02:17, 19 October 2005 (UTC)
    • Support. --Belgian man 12:24, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
    • Support. --Borgx 04:08, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

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