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Alemannischi Wikipedia[edit]

Questionnaire[edit]

Contributors[edit]

  • Wikimedia Statistics can be difficult to interpret. What is your impression, how many steady contributors do you have?
Maybe a dozen? -- j. 'mach' wust 08:33, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
10 to 20. --Holder 12:13, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Still 10 to 20. --Holder (talk) 06:29, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Are your contributors mostly native speakers?
Yes. -- j. 'mach' wust 08:33, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Where do your contributors live (regions/country)?
Mostly in Southwestern Germany and in German-speaking Switzerland. There are Alsatian contributors and contributors form abroad. I don't know if there are Austrian contributors. -- j. 'mach' wust 08:33, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
Switzerland and Southwestern Germany. There are also some users from Alsace (France), Vorarlberg (Austria), and even one Walser from Italy. --Holder 10:59, 28 May 2010 (UTC)
  • How common is it that your contributors meet in real life?
There have been Alemannic wikipedia meetings about once a year. -- j. 'mach' wust 08:33, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
About two or three times a year. --Holder 10:58, 28 May 2010 (UTC)
Still about two or three times a year. --Holder (talk) 06:29, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Other Wikipedias[edit]

  • Do you have special contacts with another Wikipedias (maybe in related languages)?
Not that I'd know of. Very occasionally, there have been questions from other non-standard language wikipedias on how we'd handle specific problems of spelling or varieties, but that never lead to a more in-depth contact, as far as I know. -- j. 'mach' wust 08:33, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
There are some contacts with other Wikipedias in small languages, e. g. Palatinate German, Bavarian, North Frisian. --Holder (talk) 06:29, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Do you translate a lot from other Wikipedias? Which ones?
Especially from the German wikipedia, since this is the most common written language in the Alemannic regions. -- j. 'mach' wust 08:33, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Organization and support[edit]

  • Is there a Wikimedia chapter in your country? How does your language relate to it?
There are, but they deal mostly with the local standard languages, such as German or French. -- j. 'mach' wust 08:33, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
There are some contacts with Wikimedia Switzerland. --Holder 10:58, 28 May 2010 (UTC)
By now also some contacts with Wikimedia Germany. --Holder (talk) 06:29, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Are there work groups in other organizations about Wikipedia?
No. --Holder (talk) 06:29, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Your Wikipedia and the linguistic community[edit]

  • Is there a language institution for your language, like an Academy, or a club of people interested in your language? Do you have contact with them?
There is no Academy. There may be some local groups that support it. -- j. 'mach' wust 08:33, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
There are contacts with some linguists who are working on Alemannic dialects. --Holder 19:32, 25 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Who (else) supports you?
We have contacts with some societies that support Alemannic, e. g. the German Muettersproch-Gsellschaft e. V. --Holder 19:32, 25 January 2010 (UTC)
  • What does the public outreach for your edition look like? Do you have flyers, give lectures, trainings etc.?
None. --Holder 19:32, 25 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Do you get feedback from readers?
We collect feedbacks from blogs and internet forums on a special project page. --Holder 19:32, 25 January 2010 (UTC)
  • What other encyclopedias exist in your language?
None. -- j. 'mach' wust 08:33, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Content[edit]

  • Does your edition concentrates on certain topics, like your region and language, or Latin Wikipedia on Roman history and Christianity?
Local topics are preferred by some, though there are articles on a wide range of non-regional topics as well. -- j. 'mach' wust 08:33, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Did your edition enjoy text donations, for example from older encyclopedias?
No. -- j. 'mach' wust 08:33, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Language[edit]

  • Is there a generally accepted norm about your language (spelling, dictionary, pronounciation)?
No. There is a number of different local traditions. In some regions, there are two competing spelling traditions. -- j. 'mach' wust 08:33, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
  • How do you deal with different spellings, dialects etc. (like B.E. lift and A.E. elevator)?
All kinds of varieties and spellings are allowed, though occasionally some personally invented spellings have been changed that diverged too much from any spelling tradition. The dialect of who contributed the most to a passage should not be altered. The dialect may change within one article, though. There are templates to mark the dialects of each passage, but not all use them. Articles on local topics should be in the local dialect. -- j. 'mach' wust 08:33, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

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