Requests for new languages/Wikiversity Arabic

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Arabic Wikiversity

submitted verification final decision
This proposal has been approved.
The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

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There are already six wiki projects now in Arabic, Arabic Wikipedia is ranking 28 by number of articles, Arabic Wikisource is ranking number 19. It wouldn't be a bad time for a Simple start of Arabic Wikiversity. Looking forward your support. --Ciphers 02:31, 27 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Arguments in favour

Support Stronglyسند العتيبي (talk) 20:42, 26 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Arguments against

Other discussion

It may not bring any good now, not in a month nor even a year, or it may do! Wikimedia is not providing an educational service rather than the infrastructure for it. We have to help building this infrastructure, and surly the time will come when people will make good of it. --Ciphers 17:54, 1 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The good thing I'm looking forward to is seeing this wikiversity in an academic view. Ar Wikipedia should be talking about facts but not necessarily a dedicated tutor, whereas Wikiversity can do so.--Email4mobile 20:19, 5 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not yet

I don't think it is the time for the creation of ar.wikiver yet. we have a long way to go before we even think of it. I think my position in this issue is known to ar.wp users. sure, there is enthusiasm now, but after some time, the wiki will be deserted. I'm not a pessimist, really, it is a matter of volunteer scarcely. IMO, there is no need to disperse the efforts of the small number of intelligent users we have now, on creating a new wiki while their energy would be best spent on enhancing arwp. I would appreciate it if you think of that. btw, localization stats are irrelevant here.--Alnokta 10:36, 2 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm in no way trying to dictate what other users should do with their time. (just telling what I think).--Alnokta 10:38, 2 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Localisation update

Localisation of extensions used by WMF messages is back to 100% as usual. The missing 1.8% was due to some recent messages Werdna added to Extension:AbuseFilter that weren't localised. --Meno25 21:26, 2 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The localisation is complete at this time and, it generally is for Arabic. GerardM 07:58, 16 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please complete the localisation. It is the only step needed before approval. SPQRobin (talk) 11:37, 2 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. --Meno25 15:59, 9 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Please complete the following questionnaire.

What Value Example / Explanation
Language code ar Like "en", "fr", "de", ...
Site URL
Project name ويكي الجامعة "Wikiversity" in your language
Project namespace ويكي الجامعة usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace نقاش ويكي الجامعة "Wikipedia talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Project logo File:Wikiversity-logo-ar-small.png 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone UTC "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Language name Language name in your language. This will appear in the language list on
Special:Preferences, in the interwiki sidebar on other wikis, ...
Enable uploads yes Files should be uploaded to Commons, but if you want, you can enable local file uploading.
Notes: (1) files on Commons can be used on all wikis; (2) this setting can be changed afterwards; (3) uploading fair-use images is not allowed on Commons (more info); (4) localisation to your language may be insufficient on Commons
Additional namespaces School='مدرسة'
School talk='نقاش المدرسة'
Portal talk='نقاش البوابة'
Topic talk='نقاش الموضوع'
Collection talk='نقاش المجموعة'
For example for a Wikisource which would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk"
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit bug request (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

Thank you, SPQRobin (talk) 18:00, 1 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I submitted a bug request. SPQRobin (talk) 00:42, 10 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]