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Notifications from Langcom about proposed approvals[edit]

Notification about proposed approval of Mandailing Wikipedia[edit]

Hi. The language committee intends to approve Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Mandailing. If you have any objections to that based on the language proposal policy, please tell us here on this page in the next 7 days. Meanwhile, the community is asked to check (and if necessary, complete) the wiki settings as indicated on the request page. Thank you. --MF-W 14:18, 13 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Thank you so much for the approval. Badoel (talk) 05:32, 17 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
@MF-Warburg I am very happy to get this news and I will also convey it to my friends in Mandailing, I also say thank you very much IHLubis (talk) 03:04, 18 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
No problem. Please check if the suggested project name in Mandailing (currently: "Wikipedia") and namespaces translations etc. are correct. --MF-W 06:55, 18 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Discussions[edit]

Request for verification of Sylheti Wikivoyage[edit]

Dear Language Committee members, requesting verification of Incubator:Wy/syl (Sylheti Wikivoyage). There is a common misunderstanding among those unfamiliar with the process who mistakenly believe that this project is not open for contributions. It is one of the most active Wikivoyage project of the Wikimedia Incubator, currently featured on the main page. Requesting verification and we hope soon we will see the project on its own domain (https://syl.wikivoyage.org) based on its own merit.--ꠢꠣꠍꠘ ꠞꠣꠎꠣ (talk) 04:24, 2 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Hello! Could you explain who is of the mistaken belief "that this project is not open for contributions"? --MF-W 09:44, 18 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
In Wikimedia, there are many users who are not familiar with the Incubator. A few months ago, one of our community members asked where to start a new Wiki project in a different project. The process is not very smooth. In the Sylheti Wikivoyage's history, we have many registered users but not many unregistered users. Generally, if the verification step is unnecessary and Langcom members are reluctant to perform it, I propose its removal from the proposal template. If it remains, it's better to clarify it so that users unfamiliar with Wikimedia Incubator, LPP, and new language projects do not become confused. —ꠢꠣꠍꠘ ꠞꠣꠎꠣ (talk) 02:30, 20 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
Bump to prevent archival. * Pppery * it has begun 20:02, 20 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Pppery: Is this really beneficial from bumping? All of what I can see is that, for all eight RFLs of Sylheti, the key problem [1], about the script these Sylheti test projects are using is still pending resolve ways by either ways, the requestor said "we have consensus to reject implementation of language conversion", but other langcom members (than MF-W, I think) don't believe it. That said, really unless, and really until, this script matter can be resolved in a win-win way, none (believe that, no one) of the Sylheti test projects may have dawns for approval. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 04:02, 29 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Don't tell me. I added a bump comment because Special:Diff/26644931. * Pppery * it has begun 04:06, 29 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
No Pppery, in the actual case you're the one should really be told, not "don't tell", see reasons at archive. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 01:38, 1 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Liuxinyu970226: You may address a letter to Langcom stating that this language community lacks literacy skills, but the reality is quite the opposite. The community not only sustains itself but also garners strong support for its projects. We respect their cause; if the community deems a gadget unsuitable, we won’t impose it upon them. --ꠢꠣꠍꠘ ꠞꠣꠎꠣ (talk) 21:29, 1 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
Well, but is this thread really need to continue? If not, then I'd suggest an archive right now. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 00:41, 23 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

About approval of central Kanuri Wikipedia[edit]

It's been a while since we made a request on meta, we have been active since then, creating and editing articles we have answered questions about the varieties of the kanuri, but we are yet to get any proper response from the Langcom. so what's the future of the central Kanuri Wikipedia? MohammedBama123 (talk) 22:09, 4 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@MohammedBama123: Hi, I guess things haven't progressed while I've been away on a business trip for a while. I'll let you know about what's been going on so far. The main problem is your language code domain, which is a bit complicated because you are currently contributing from central kanuri but previously contributed from marcolanguage. In this regard, discussions were held in the direction of asking linguists or related experts about Kanuri. I was wondering if you could recommend a Kanuri expert or linguist, someone neutral who has never edited your project. In that case please send me an email. You can email me their affiliation, name, and email address(not here! here is public). This is selective but will facilitate quick decision making. --Sotiale (talk) 12:21, 27 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Sotiale Alright I will do that. MohammedBama123 (talk) 21:36, 27 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@MohammedBama123: Hello, I would appreciate it if you could reply to my email. --Sotiale (talk) 13:22, 5 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Sotiale ping abt central kanuri approval Umargana1 (talk) 04:47, 19 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Sotiale Alright thanks.

@Umargana1: Perhaps you have not heard from MohammedBama123. I have now sent some inquiries to several experts and am waiting for their responses. --Sotiale (talk) 12:49, 19 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Hello@Sotiale it's there any new updates about central kanuri. Best regards! Umargana1 (talk) 04:49, 17 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Approval request for Czech Wikivoyage[edit]

Dear Language Committee, I'm requesting approval for Czech Wikivoyage. Czech Wikivoyage is the last missing Wikimedia project in the Czech language, so the Czech language and the Czech community is generally very active. In the past year, a stable active Wikivoyage community has formed. Now it is active every month. We kindly request your review of this project and hope that the Committee can approve it soon. LiMr (talk) 19:03, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

I am positive about the activity of your project, and I plan to monitor the activity until this month and then proceed with the review for approval process. --Sotiale (talk) 05:44, 17 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
The activity is still high. Please check it again. I had to restore the request from the archive because it had been unchanged here for a long time. LiMr (talk) 11:01, 18 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Request for Komering Wikipedia[edit]

Hi Langcom, I would like to ask for approval forWikipedia Komering. This is our seventh month, and we hope to get it approved, so we can move forward with other projects like Wiktionary and Wikiquote. Es Krim 5 juta Rasa (talk) 07:56, 1 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Hello, there is something I would like to ask of you before we start reviewing your project approval. Your language must be verified by a linguist or expert because no other projects have ever been created in it. In this regard, I would like to ask if you could recommend to us a neutral expert or linguist from your community who is not affiliated with your project. They must have never edited your project and must be able to perform their role in a neutral manner. Could you please let me know their name, email address, affiliation and position via email? This is personal information, so please do not post it here or on talkpage. Thanks! --Sotiale (talk) 05:48, 17 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Sotiale I have sent it to your email Es Krim 5 juta Rasa (talk) 11:46, 17 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Es Krim 5 juta Rasa: I don't think it was sent as a feature via Wikimedia. No email has arrived for me, so could you please check again? --Sotiale (talk) 12:52, 19 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Sotiale: Sorry, I don't know your email. It's my fault I didn't ask first before sending it and I was too enthusiastic for that. Es Krim 5 juta Rasa (talk) 22:07, 19 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
Use this function. Thanks. --Sotiale (talk) 13:00, 20 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
Ok, thank you for the new experience and I have sent the message you requested there. Es Krim 5 juta Rasa (talk) 21:16, 20 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Request for Addition of Devanagari and Khudabadi ( Hatavaniki) Script on Sindhi Wikipedia[edit]

Currently the Sindhi Wikipedia is only in the Arabic Sindhi script, but in India alongwith the Arabic script, Devanagari script is also used and Khudabadi (Hatavaniki) is also used to a small extent. But since the Sindhi Wikipedia is only in the Arabic script, many Indian Sindhi users are unable to use the Sindhi Wikipedia. It would be helpful to them if the Devanagari and Khudabadi (Hatavaniki) script is added in the same way as the serbo croation Wikipedia allows to switch between Latin and Cyrillic and konkani Wikipedia gives the option of Devanagari, Roman and kannada script. How can this be done and where shall we put a request for this ? Thanking you, Siddharth Talreja Siddhu Talreja (talk) 04:42, 15 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Langcom please help me with this. Siddhu Talreja (talk) 13:45, 24 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Approval request for West Coast Bajau Wikipedia[edit]

Hello Language Committee, the West Coast Bajau Wikipedia project has been active for 6 months and the community would like the project to be approved. The request for the approval has been made here. If you need to find an expert on the language, we are ready to provide the contact details. Thank you. Zahirulnukman (talk) 12:41, 15 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Since the verification process generally takes time, I plan to do it in parallel with a review for approval. If you know of a neutral expert or linguist not affiliated with your community, please email me with their name, email address, and affiliation information. This is personal information, so please do not post it here! --Sotiale (talk) 05:51, 17 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
Hi Sotiale, I already sent it to your e-mail. Zahirulnukman (talk) 17:22, 17 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
For the record, we received verification of the content of your wiki, but for approval of the new subdomain, we require the translation of all the most-used MediaWiki messages. Ping active users of this month: User:Syafiq.y, User:Rombituon, User:Tofeiku, User:Zahirulnukman, User:Ultron90. --MF-W 14:29, 13 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
Understood. We will get the community to translate the messages as much as possible by this weekend. Thank you for the heads up. Ultron90 (talk) 16:56, 13 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Question about the Chinook Jargon Wikipedia[edit]

Hey guys! I see that the CJ Wikipedia, which I edit, has appeared on the "These are active and may get their own site soon" section. Based on the toolforge statistics, we've had 4 major contributors in the past 4 months (althought it looks like one of them forgot his password and moved to another account.)
By this point I've become good pals with Jon Gua, who's really good with wikitext. ISO 369's a nice guy who makes good edits but I rarely hear from him. And the guy who forgot his password- "The Skook", I don't know that much at all about him (no offense to The Skook if he sees this.) I really hope that he sticks around.
But my actual question is, how does the approval process go? What kind of things does it take for a language to actually get approved? And would it be possible to see the discussion behind the approval of say, Central Dusun Wikipedia? That would be great :)
POSSUM chowg File:POSSUMCHOWG.png (talk) 21:58, 6 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

I'm afraid that I oppose such an approval request due to these discussions elsewhere, which identified POSSUM chowg as a bad user with crosswiki inappropriate behaviors:
  1. c:Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard/User_problems#POSSUM_chowg
  2. en:Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#User:POSSUM_chowg,_malicious_templates_with_obscene_titles
Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 01:41, 17 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
For the record, POSSUM has been global locked. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 05:48, 17 June 2024 (UTC)Reply