Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Modern English

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Modern English Wikipedia[edit]

main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia Modern English)
submitted verification final decision
Process-stop.svg 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.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

Err, what? Jon Harald Søby 01:27, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
Proposal summary
  • Language details: Modern English
  • Editing community: {{{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: development wiki project
  • External links:
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The English language nowadays is periodically changing.

Arguments in favour[edit]

Arguments against[edit]

  • Super-Duper Strong Oppose This is completely misleading. First, we already have a wikipedia for this language. Second, the ISO 639-3 code "men" is not Modern English. It's the Mende language. Third, we don't need 2 language wikis. And sorry about my childish "Super-Duper", but seriously, this is just beyond a bad request..... those are my 2 cents. Kanzler31 03:05, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Wait, what? Modern English as opposed to what exactly? Enwiki isn't written in Old English. English is constantly evolving, that is true, but en's contributors are not stuck in any one time frame. They are writing in what is spoken today- what could be called Modern English. Also, this request has not been filed properly. {{Sonia|talk|simple}} 03:56, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Other discussion[edit]