Tell us about Latvian Wikipedia
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- Wikimedia Statistics can be difficult to interpret. What is your impression, how many steady contributors do you have?
- Are your contributors mostly native speakers?
- Where do your contributors live (regions/country)?
- Mostly in Latvia. --SpeedKing 18:23, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
- How common is it that your contributors meet in real life?
- Do you have special contacts with another Wikipedias (maybe in related languages)?
- Do you translate a lot from other Wikipedias? Which ones?
Organization and support
- Is there a Wikimedia chapter in your country? How does your language relate to it?
- Are there work groups in other organizations about Wikipedia?
Your Wikipedia and the linguistic community
- 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?
- Who (else) supports you?
- How looks your public outreach for your edition? Do you have flyers, give lectures, trainings etc.?
- It is well-known. Sadly, most people just copy the articles for their needs and don't give anything back (i.e. write and article). Some just vandalise pages, but there aren't a lot of such people. --SpeedKing 18:23, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
- We haven't done much about it. There have been some articles in press about our Wikipedia ~~Xil...(talk) 19:44, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
- Do you get feedback from readers?
- What other encyclopedias exist in your language?
- Does your edition concentrates on certain topics, like your region and language, or Latin Wikipedia on Roman history and Christianity?
- Not officially, but a lot of pages are about sports or European cities. --SpeedKing 18:23, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
- No, people write about what they are interested in (and they may happen to be interested in certaint topics, like sports, European cities, Turkey etc.). Of course, we do write about our country, but no one concentrates on it. ~~Xil...(talk) 19:44, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
- Did your edition enjoy text donations, for example from older encyclopedias?
- Is there a generally accepted norm about your language (spelling, dictionary, pronunciation)?
- How do you deal with different spellings, dialects etc. (like B.E. lift and A.E. elevator)?
- There aren't a lot of such cases, but the most memorable (a year ago) ended with letting the writer choose the spelling. --SpeedKing 18:23, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
- Latvian Wikipedia is written in the Standard Latvian, which is based on one dialect, so we rarely have any problems and we don't have any procedure to deal with them ~~Xil...(talk) 19:44, 28 August 2008 (UTC)