Requests for new languages/Wikivoyage Bengali

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Bengali wikivoyage[edit]

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikivoyage Bengali

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.

A committee member provided the following comment:

See phabricator:T196357 Please continue to contribute to the test project until the new wiki is approved. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 12:38, 4 June 2018 (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.
  • The community needs to complete required MediaWiki interface translations in that language (about localization, translatewiki, check completion).
  • The community needs to discuss and complete the settings table below:
What Value Example / Explanation
Language code bn (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Bengali Language name in English
Language name বাংলা Language name in your language. This will appear in the language list on Special:Preferences, in the interwiki sidebar on other wikis, ...
Language Wikidata item Q9610 - item has currently the following values:
Item about the language at Wikidata. It would normally include the Wikimedia language code, name of the language, etc. Please complete at Wikidata if needed.
Directionality no indication Is the language written from left to right (LTR) or from right to left (RTL)?
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Project name উইকিভ্রমণ "Wikivoyage" in your language
Project namespace উইকিভ্রমণ usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace উইকিভ্রমণ আলোচনা "Wikivoyage talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads no Default is "no". Preferably, files should be uploaded to Commons.
If you want, you can enable local file uploading, either by any user ("yes") or by administrators only ("admin").
Notes: (1) This setting can be changed afterwards. The setting can only be "yes" or "admin" at approval if the test creates an Exemption Doctrine Policy (EDP) first. (2) Files on Commons can be used on all Wikis. (3) Uploading fair-use images is not allowed on Commons (more info). (4) Localisation to your language may be insufficient on Commons.
Optional settings
Project logo File:Wikivoyage-Logo-v3-bn.svg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone UTC "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example, a Wikisource would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk", "Author", "Author talk".
Additional settings Extension:WikidataPageBanner Anything else that should be set
submit Phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

Bengali has more than 186 millions speaker. The Bengali Wikipedia community is rapidly growing. Now bengali wikipedia has 39000 articles. if bengali wikivoyage has own domain, it will be growing up like a bengali wikipedia Sethtalk 09:27, 28 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Arguments in favor[edit]

Arguments against[edit]

  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Bengali Wikivoyage would not be active. Bengali people don't travel a lot. --Doostdar (talk) 14:19, 27 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose That's a pretty dumb reason you're giving, @Doostdar: a better one is that existing projects besides bnwiki are not nearly as active as they ought to be, so opening another one would be near-pointless. Mahir256 (talk) 21:49, 28 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

General discussion[edit]

  • Is there any reason we should put this request under Wikivoyage sublist? All requests that under this sublist are requesting to have Wikitravel or old Wikivoyage contents imported. But there's no Bengali version of Wikitravel. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 02:55, 1 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I have moved the entry out of the Wikivoyage section into the list of regular requests. - dcljr (talk) 00:31, 5 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]