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Arabic Wikiversity

main page Requests for new languages (Wikiversity Arabic)
submitted verification final decision
Application-certificate.svg 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:

See #Approval below. SPQRobin (talk) 18:00, 1 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Proposal summary
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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. With more than 206,000,000 first-language speakers, Wikiversity-Arabic will do wonders to help preserve the scientific language while at the same time helping the language grow.--Aboalbiss 08:30, 27 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. Arab wiki users just started and within a couple of years ranking will change. Beside that they are showing an increasing interest in scientific topics Fungus 11:45, 27 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. I see this as an exciting new project well-deserving of our support. Way to go Ciphers!--Producer 18:19, 27 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. Arabic Wikiversity is an important Arabic wiki-projects growth. It's going to be a great step in the way of creating open educational resources.--Alexknight12 21:42, 27 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support I completely support this project, it's indeed an important step because of the increasingly growing interest in wiki arabia.--Elmondo21st 22:28, 27 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support 873 million speaker .So yes sure its time for Arabic wikiversity --Mardetanha talk 02:08, 28 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Excellent idea Nadia_El_Borai
  • Support Lots of good can come out of it if the community is willing to follow through. --Shipmaster 07:47, 28 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Arabic Wiki projects r picking up big time lately, adding a new project will contribute in the overall growth. Yamanam 15:47, 29 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support The Arabic Wikivesity is most needed. I am looking forward to it.--Mohammed Ahmed 20:56, 29 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support For sure we need it. --Bassem JARKAS 09:11, 2 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support I think it is the time to do it --Mohamed Ouda 09:16, 2 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support It's the only wikimedia project that doesn't exist yet in Arabic, while lots of arabic university students can make use of it.DGamer 10:37, 2 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support It’s time to start working on this project. Scientist Of The Worlds 12:54, 2 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Arabic is the fourth language by total number of speakers in the world and it is an official language in the United Nations. I believe it deserves its own Wikiversity project. --Meno25 22:01, 2 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Endorse Arabic is widely spoken in Middle East. Arabic wikiversity will be helpful to Arabian speakers!--Kwj2772 () 14:21, 25 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support it`ll be very usefull. Mo7amedsalim 07:49, 27 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support The Statistics speak --Orango 13:33, 26 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support It will no doubt work ! --LogicBloke 16:52, 1 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support It is not a state of number of articles in my opinion. It's however a state of site availability. Sometimes I feel bored editing or translating an existing article in Wikipedia and feel the desire to jump into another site that can help the student as a beginner. For this reason I think of wikiversity as good chance to commence these basics as initiatives.--Email4mobile 00:12, 5 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Definitely a good idea for arabic-speaking people to cooperate on academic matters since arab governments seem not to like to do this together. Would be worthwhile and i believe the contribution will be sufficient, especially if universities in arab countries are partnered 19:34, 6 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support it`ll be very usefull. Trabelsiismail 17:14, 20 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support See first argument. Robin Hood 1212 15:03, 6 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support i think it will be useful --عباد مجاهد ديرانية 13:27, 1 June 2010 (UTC).Reply[reply]
  • Support this is a major international language of academia used in dozens if not hundreds of universities. Moemin05 16:18, 7 June 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support You must add the Arabic language. الشبح العربي 19:01, 22 September 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support.I also see Arabic Wikiversity is an important for Arabic wiki-projects growth and It's going to be a great step in the way of creating open educational resources, It's as an exciting new project well-deserving of our support. Aiman Saeed أيـمـن. 06:37, 9 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support I am completly with this. Robin12hk 16:51, 19 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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

Arguments against

Other discussion

  • Colloquium الندوة is created, please visit the page and give your opinion about developing the project. --Ciphers 01:48, 28 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • i like to know what good this can bring that cannot be achieved at ar wp and ar wikibooks (esp the last is imo dead). don't you think the focus should be - for some time - ar wp. Санта Клаус 23:31, 31 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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

  • Currently 100.00% of the MediaWiki messages and 98.20% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Localisation of these messages is a requirement before your request is finally assessed. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 14:38, 28 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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]