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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
I think I answered someone's email to me. ;) --Sotiale (talk) 10:57, 20 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Sotiale yeah Muhammadbama gave me the update its a great news thank u. wish u all the best Umargana1 (talk) 13:00, 20 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

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
I just want to say that the previous problems were a massive misunderstanding, and that I have been unlocked on the majority of wikimedia projects. The thing about the malicious templates was a complete lie. See here for more information. POSSUM chowg (talk) 16:27, 20 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
@POSSUM chowg You're already defined by more than one wiki as Nothere for contributions, having helps from Uncyclopedia friends can help you on painting yourself as "here to contribute"? Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 08:55, 21 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
I don't think I deserve to be listed as "not here for contributions." I do in fact contribute here. On Incubator (my main project) I wrote a whole lot on Wp/chn, on en.wiktionary I created several entries, and on en.wikipedia I created the pages "Arroyo Verde Park" (which definitely still needs improvement) and "Help:IPA/Tlingit", and I also expanded "Driftwood fort."
Also I must ask, is there a way to upload an image without it being on Commons? Because some images on en.wikipedia.org are shown to be just Wikipedia images, not commons images. POSSUM chowg File:POSSUMCHOWG.png (talk) 09:26, 21 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Request approval of Shan Wikinews[edit]

Hello, the project, Shan Wikinews is still waiting for approval. Please consider its approval. Thanks.Saimawnkham (talk) 15:13, 20 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Incubator reform proposal and LangCom decision making[edit]

In 2018 a second proposal to merge Beta Wikiversity into Incubator was rejected by LangCom. The final comment referred to the then-ongoing discussion of reforming the Incubator as grounds for effectively prohibiting any further similar attempts until a definite resolution of the proposal was achieved. However the discussion seems to have pretty much ended in late 2020 with no actual changes being made. Meanwhile, wikis closed by LangCom have been moved to Incubator regardless of the reform proposal. So my question is: what exactly is LangCom's position on moving defunct wikis to Incubator, and is making attempt #3 allowed? (To prevent presumptions: I do happen to be the dumb kid who made the extremely clumsy attempt #1, but I was not involved in #2, and despite BetaWV's having since degraded even more I have no plans to launch #3. But this could possibly be interesting for someone who does.) AtUkr(talk to me) 22:07, 30 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Request for Approval of Mos Wikipedia[edit]

We have learnt with deep regret that the expert we have recommended to you has since not responded to you regarding the validation of Moore language. We would want to suggest to you another expert who will also be of good help regarding the validation of Moore language and what we write in incubator. I hope you would establish a contact to him as soon as you would so that mos will go live. Best regards Hasslaebetch (talk) 11:33, 3 July 2024 (UTC)Reply