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If you think the criteria are met, but the project is still waiting for approval, feel free to notify the committee and ask them to consider its approval.
A committee member provided the following comment:
There seem to be no problems with eligibility. --MF-W 08:44, 24 April 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.
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While the number of speakers of Skolt Sámi is only 320–400, the Inari Sámi have taken their project from incubator to full-blown Wikipedia with the same amount of speakers, so I would like to re-request that a Skolt Sámi Wikipedia be officially opened in the incubator. Currently there is not a great deal of traffic there, but there are 3 of us editing it and I am hoping to convince previous editors, some of whom are native speakers, to start editing again now that there is a bigger community of editors. Since fall 2020 students have been able to major in Skolt Sámi at the University of Oulu. Prior to that, we had the possibility of taking 25 credit hours of basic-level courses and 25 credit hours of intermediate-level courses. The course topics range from linguistics to translation and we write a lot of text in those classes that could easily be included in a Skolt Sámi Wikipedia. There are also schoolchildren who would benefit from encyclopedic material in Skolt Sámi as few schoolbooks are actually produced in the language. They are also potential editors. Any material produced would also be useful to Skolt Sámi living on the Norwegian and Russian sides of the border, where even less material is produced. The localization of Mediawiki core is 17% done and the most important messages is at 53%. In addition, it has been possible to use Skolt Sámi in Wikidata since 2019 and it has been added as much as possible. -Yupik (talk) 03:31, 18 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Strong support: Once the language is verified as eligible, the community is able to work to make the language approved. iyumu 03:47, 20 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Yupik, it looks good that the most used messages in Skolt Sami (sms) are translated. Later, if the language is verified, it is better to gather at least 3 active editors, continuing editing for more than 3 months (based on our experience of the incubation of Paiwan Wikipedia). You can check the analysis of activities here. iyumu 06:41, 20 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Strong support Although new languages can be used in Wikidata and Structured Data on Commons also without a dedicated Wikipedia, a Wikipedia project still constitutes a major leap in the adoption of Wikimedia projects in those language communities and the opportunities for language revitalization. Writing articles is a natural and self-explanatory way to familiarize with Wikimedia projects over tagging media, for example. – Susanna Ånäs (Susannaanas) 🦜 12:37, 20 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Strong support Every nation should have a Wiki. Event if it becomes dead.Пан Хаунд (talk) 17:19, 18 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Support No problems on eligibility as it has enough speakers support the project, even though it's currently inactive for half years which indeed blocks a potential approval. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 02:15, 24 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]