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Please add any questions or feedback to the language committee here on this page.

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Small wiki audit[edit]

Hello. The page small wiki audit may be of interest to LangCom. PiRSquared17 (talk) 08:32, 29 August 2020 (UTC)

Small wiki audit/Malagasy Wiktionary[edit]

Please take a look at this page, where I have detailed the massive problems with the Malagasy Wiktionary. This problem is not exactly under the committes's purview, but it should be of great interest to anyone who actually cares about the quality of some of our biggest, and yet most overlooked, projects. I am looking for community input on this, so we can move forward and clean up the mess. Metaknowledge (talk) 02:15, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Approval of Tachelhit Wikipedia[edit]

Tachelhit Wikipedia is requested over 13 years, the project is marked as verified as eligible and it has been quite active lately, so I think it is the time to consider the approval of Tachelhit Wikipedia. Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Tachelhit -- Ayour2002 (talk) 12:30, 02 October 2020 (UTC)

The test-project is currently in its third consecutive month of two regularly editing users (>10 edits), while usually it should be at least three. Also, the most-used messages are not yet complete which are also a requirement. --MF-W 05:20, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for the answer, the most-used messages wil be fixed as soon as possible -- Ayour2002 (talk) 21:42, 06 October 2020 (UTC)

Announcement of Betawikiversity statistics change[edit]

Hello. BetaWV provides monthly statistics of incubating wikis. I plan to exclude statistics for languages that have not contributed at all in the last 3 years starting this month(+the proposal has been submitted but has not contributed in). They can be added to the stats again if they are contributed, but at least not in the next month's stats.

First of all, language codes that are primarily excluded from statistics are as follows:

I am manually generating all 50+ statistics, so there may be more language codes added later. Please review the above inactivity proposal at the Language Committee.

Regards, --Sotiale (talk) 11:49, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

@Sotiale: The Marathi one is submitted: Requests for new languages/Wikiversity Marathi. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 12:04, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
@Liuxinyu970226: Thanks for updating. fixed. --Sotiale (talk) 12:15, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
Looked up those which already submitted, gl, li, yue: inactive for 7 months; glk, ht: inactive for 3 years; mr: inactive for 4 years; skr, sq: "Could not perform query:" bug. So I don't see how and why they should be approved. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 22:49, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
I see no problem with BetaWV changing its statistics page. --MF-W 22:52, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
I second to you, just changing statistics page is always feel free, and by everyone. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 22:55, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

Whether to delete Bulgarian Wikinews[edit]

The task to delete Bulgarian Wikinews is currently "stalled" (phab:T233322). Shall the task be reopened (and probably eliminate "redirect" from title), or what else to do with the task? George Ho (talk) 20:20, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

Is there a necessity to delete the wiki? I'm unsure. --MF-W 09:42, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
What about the articles copied from third-party sources, sensational articles whose "facts" are questionable, and all that? The whole Bulgarian community have favored deleting the whole project without saving any content there or transferring content to another project. Why the reluctance? George Ho (talk) 16:21, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
I'm wondering if it isn't enough to simply delete all the pages. That's probably less work for the technical side. --MF-W 17:37, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
Then why do you want the closed project to remain as-is for now? What are you hoping for the project's fate? --George Ho (talk) 03:35, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
Well, not as-is, but with the deletion of the pages. --MF-W 22:06, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

Wikipedia in Aztec[edit]

I want Wikipedia to be translated into Aztec, because this is one of the few native languages ​​in America that survives to this day, and I think Wikipedia in Aztec would be a good way to keep it alive and preserve. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by HeitorHD325 (talk)

See nah:. --MF-W 22:04, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

Esperanto Wikivoyage[edit]

Is it possible to check again the status of incubating Esperanto Wikivoyage for approval? Started in 2013, compared with other projects that have been approved, I cannot understand what is missing.

An example of recently approved wikivoyage project is: Japanese Wikivoyage (by Catanalysis: 971 pages - 128 editors - 6600 edits). According to Incubator Main Page, Turkish Wikivoyage is close to approval (by Catanalysis: 342 pages - 77 editors - 1649 edits). --- By comparison, Esperanto Wikivoyage has 2549 pages - 94 editors - 26255 edits.

Of course, the number of speakers is very different. It is reasonable to expect that Japanese Wikivoyage will grow faster than many other projects with a small number of speakers (including other already approved Wikivoyage projects). But the usual policy of Wikimedia seems to me, that also languages with smaller numbers of speakers should get their chance (and in fact several wiki-projects already exist in Esperanto).

Another difference is the peak activity in a single month. Other projects had a few months with very strong activity (500-1000 kbytes per month), whereas the activity of Esperanto wikivojage is more stable over the years, with smaller peaks (up to 200 kbytes in a single month), but also smaller gaps (i.e. months without activity). --- Or is there some other issue that I did not see? --Rdelre (talk) 09:09, 18 October 2020 (UTC) (I am not an administrator, only a contributor for Esperanto incubating Wikivoyage)

Approval of Taroko Wikipedia[edit]

I would like to point out that the recent activity of Wikipedia Taroko (incubator:Wp/trv) is really good, it has already translated over 1611 articles. Overview, there are 1991 pages (including categories, templates, talk pages, and redirects). It's been active for a long time. The quality and quantity of articles are also comming to a certain level. Furthermore, MediaWiki(most important messages) is over 91% translated. Is there any possible that Taroko can be verified as approved?Mecytan (talk) 03:43, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

Support Support, [1] tells me that there are already more than 10 contributors that are contributing new contents in the past half years. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 13:11, 21 October 2020 (UTC)