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Quiché Wikipedia

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.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

Since this request was opened in late January 2007, no native editors have come forth (and only one non-native editor) and no test project was developed. The primary significant argument in favour actually describes a situation we're trying to avoid: empty wikis with no community which become open targets for vandalism, libel, and spam, and must be monitored (with difficulty) by the "Small Wiki Monitoring Team".

Note that this is not at all a rejection of the language itself. Feel free to work on the Wikimedia Incubator, attract a larger community, and make a new request in the future. If you need any help doing so, feel free to contact me. —{admin} Pathoschild 06:48:46, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Proposal summary
  • Language details: Quiché (myn ISO 639-2)
  • Editing community: en-wp:Iman0613 (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.
  • Relevant pages: —
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The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Arguments in favour

  • Support.Kingrom 18:19, 28 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  • support language with ISO recognition. Wikimedia should support this language. Tobias Conradi 21:56, 7 February 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  • Support even if a native speaker is not found, I'm sure we can translate the word Wikipedia and a brief paragraph inviting any native speaker to go ahead and edit and direct them to where they can ask questions. It would probably make the most sense to have the interface in Spanish since thats the existing language they are most likely to have knowledge of. We should proceed even without a native speaker. I suggest we have a lobbying effort trying to contact Guatemalan and Mexican Native American affairs bureaus of Maya institutions and organizations and see if we cant attract a native speaker just one is all we need, then maybe 2 or 3, I think we should have a goal for maybe finding 10 native speakers and then rely on them to get word of mouth out or spend some money on some sort of publicity.

Arguments against

  • Oppose until native speakers get involved. We have already way too many dead wikis that were created without any participation of those, who are supposed to do the actual work of creating an encyclopaedia in their native language. And under the new language proposal policy, proposals have no chance of getting approved before a successful test in the incubator. --Johannes Rohr 19:44, 18 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]

General discussion


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