Talk:Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Dutch Wikinews

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How long will it take before the decision can be made to close the Dutch WikiNews? Who actually makes the final decision? --Jeroen 20:44, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

I guess 7 weeks, and the person who proposed it... Guido den Broeder 15:54, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

The proposing for closing a project is not very regulated. Generally, it is believed that:

  • Discussion goes on until consensus has been reached.[1]
  • Votes do not count (also because there is no strict time limit), arguments do.[1][2][3]
  • Local bureaucrats have no influence on the final decision. The decision is presumably made by the LangCom.[3]
  • Therefore, a discussion is almost never (look through this list) closed by the initiator.

Virtlink 10:48, 21 August 2009 (UTC)


Please, could someone remove the n:nl:MediaWiki:Anonnotice, because there is no proposal currently because it has been closed. Virtlink 22:03, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

I changed text to De discussie om deze Nederlandstalige Wikinews te sluiten vanwege te weinig dynamiek op Metawiki is afgerond. HenkvD 08:31, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
Who decided that it is finished for the project? It is strange that some people think they can decide for others. Romaine 16:35, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

New activities on Dutch Wikinews[edit]

I see, now, that Dutch Wikinews has activities for weeks, summer hollidays are finished now. The vote is made, mainly, by wikipedian without reason explained why it must be closed. ? One question : Who decided that it is finished for the project ?--Bertrand GRONDIN – Talk 13:51, 2 September 2009 (UTC)


On 20/8/2009 a request was made on bigzilla (Bug 20325). We are still waiting for the request to be done. HenkvD 18:04, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

The project of the Dutch Wikinews is closed on February 23rd, 2010. [1].
We are still waiting for a move to the incubator:Wn/nl. HenkvD 10:47, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
Apparently done 24/3/2010. See incubator:Wn/nl/Hoofdpagina HenkvD 15:14, 29 March 2010 (UTC)