Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Palauan

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Palauan Wikipedia[edit]

main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia Palauan)
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This request has not necessarily been rejected, and new requests are welcome. This decision was taken by the language committee in accordance with the Language proposal policy.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

This discussion was created before the implementation of the Language proposal policy, and it is incompatible with the policy. Please open a new proposal in the format this page has been converted to (see the instructions). Do not copy discussion wholesale, although you are free to link to it or summarise it (feel free to copy your own comments over). —{admin} Pathoschild 01:03:59, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Proposal summary
  • Language details: Palauan (pau ISO 639-3)
  • Editing community: Belgian man (P)
    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.
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  • People interested: Belgian man 15:43, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Relevant infos: most spoken of all four language in Palau
    • App. number of speakers: 14 825
    • Location(s) spoken: Palau, Guam
    • Closely related languages, if any: none, further all 1247 other Malayo-Polynesian languages
  • Comments:
    • Another request by Belgian man with complete absence of native speakers, fluent speakers, or even advanced learners. Should be denied, along with all past and future requests from him. His track record is of making Polynesian Wikipedias (and the Yoruba Wikipedia) into wastelands with little content, poor language, discouraging administrative behaviour, and problems with violations of policy. --Node ue 16:49, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • Palauan has 15 000 speakers in one country and one territory (Palau and Guam). Nauruan language, for example, has only 6 000 speakers and has a wiki yet with 65 articles. I would be very active on Palauan wiki, but I must give in that I don't speak this language very well and it's very difficult to learn only with the internet (there are too less sources). Belgian man 15:21, 3 Apr 2005 (UTC)
      • Belgian Man, have you found people willing to work on these Wikipedias? How many Palauan speakers even have access to the internet? Or do you plan to edit yourself, making it a small pseudowikipedia like na:? Please quit requesting languages over and over. 3 or 4 over the course of a few months is OK, but bugging in just a couple months about a few languages, especially with increased volume of requests from other users, is difficult to deal with.
      • Dear Belgian Man, I appreciate your efforts in trying to set up a Nauruan Wikipedia. But I think you shouldn't go on requesting Wikipedias for Oceanian languages you don't even speak. Furthermore, I find it a little bold to refer to those 65 substubs in na.wikipedia.org as "articles". You seem to be an amateur in those polynesian languages and that's perfectly fine. But you just can't run half a dozen of them as a "one man show". That's impossible, for it takes a whole bunch of people to make _one_ Wikipedia work. My tip: rather put some of your energy into finding some native speakers for one Polynesian WP (preferably Nauruan) and establish a productive community. That would be a much more valuable contribution and possibly more rewarding for you, too. Arbeo 12:14, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)
        • Palauan is only my second request, after Gilbertese. The requests for Nauruan, Tokelauan and Cook Islands Maori are not mine. Belgian man 20:38, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Palauan is the most spoken and official language of Palau and an important minority language in Guam. Belgian man 16:38, 10 October 2005 (UTC)
    • Palauan is the first language in Palau and the seventh, eighth or ninth language in Guam; all qua number of speakers. Belgian man 16:38, 10 October 2005 (UTC)
  • Support --Taichi - (?!) 21:04, 29 April 2006 (UTC)