A committee member provided the following comment:
Marking as rejected as well. Please do not create further requests without first talking to Langcom. --MF-W 21:14, 1 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[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.
"Wikipedia talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
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.
I know what you are thinking, yet another request for Middle English Wikipedia to pass after 4 requests were already rejected, but please hear me out.
The wiki is growing steadily and has a viable community which is more active then the communities of many “eligible” languages. Some of those eligible languages don’t even have a test wiki despite being approved long ago. See Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Caribbean Hindustani. Middle English Wikipedia keeps growing despite the fact that it’s editors are constantly being discouraged. Therefore I humbly request that it gets verified as eligible or at least put on hold and that the decision will be based on evidence from the test wiki itself and not on feeling which wikis can succeed and which can’t.
Strong support I am a fairly new editor but I can already see that this project has been growing steadily over the past 2 years I have been editing (previously on my IP). Many people are working hard to build this new wiki and could one day if it's big enough to give information to those who know the language, and maybe people who only know the Middle form of English. Thank you or Þancie þe, Amicus111 (talk) 16:47, 19 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Prosfilaes:, isn’t the amount of content and activity, and more importantly the fact that the test wiki is considered active consistently during the span 14 months new? -📜GIFNK📚DLM💻MMXX🏰(TALK⌚️📱⌨️🖥🖨🕹💽💾💿📀📸📹🎥📽🎞📠📺📻📡🔋CONTRIBS) 13:11, 22 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The previous request was rejected with This is still, as pointed out on the previous request, "an extinct proto-language". New Wikipedias in ancient or historical languages are not allowed by the Language Proposal Policy, and especially in this case, there is really no point in having a Wikipedia in a language that nobody uses anymore, while at the same time, Wikipedia in the current form of the language is alive and thriving. --MF-W 21:06, 16 May 2021 (UTC). That comment is just as true today as it was in May 2021, and there's no reason to think that more bludgeoning of the process will produce a different outcome. * Pppery *it has begun 05:04, 19 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Pppery:, to begin with, it’s not a proto language because we have original preserved documents written in Middle English. But my main argument is the amount of content and activity in Middle English Wikipedia which imo deserves some sort of recognition. Also I don’t see what the current form of the language has to do with this. -📜GIFNK📖DLM💻MMXX🏰 (TALK🎙 | CONTRIBS) 06:31, 19 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As I said, more bludgeoning of the process with no hope of accomplishing anything. The prior rejections have nothing to do with the level of activity on Middle English Wikipedia, so that's another red herring. * Pppery *it has begun 15:54, 19 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Comment above its written “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.” Middle English Wikipedia definitely passes those standards. Also I believe that approving of Middle English Wikipedia would be beneficial for the WMF because it would signify to speakers of endangered languages that they are also welcome to attempt developing test wikis in their languages. @Pppery: is this also bludgeoning? -📜GIFNK📖DLM💻MMXX🏰 (TALK🎙 | CONTRIBS) 20:43, 19 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Believe me, this request won't be "eligible", because it doesn't look like, sound like and/or quack like an eligible request. Also, the policy won't be changed in any cut of our centuries, as non of the policy makers are interested in changing it. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 03:02, 21 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]