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Trust in Wikipedia[edit]

this is Cathy from Hong Kong working on a research about trust on Wikipedia. I wonder if you would kindly contact me at I'd like to chat with you about Wikipedia of your language. Would you kindly drop me your email or IM (Skype, MSN, AIM or ICQ)? It wouldn't take more than ten minutes, but it would help enormously for us to understand the overall trust-based social landscape of Wikipedia. Thank you!

Kabyle wikipedia[edit]


Our request to have a wikipedia in the Kabyle Berber language have been aproved by an administrator :

On this page:

The use/admin TUF-KAT said we need to ask a developer to do the rest, I have posted in the mailing list [1] but we did not find any developper.

i am a bit lost, what should we exactly do?Toira


Hello Millosh,
please send your real-name, your prefered login-name and the public part of your ssh-key to Zedler-admins.png. We plan to create your account soon then. --DaB.

what about Anarchopedia ?[edit]

I found your name there :

thanks. Join me there.

Thank you[edit]

I ma so gratefull that you saved the lb wiki !!!!!!!

Your comment on Lombard wikipedia[edit]

Hello Millosh, thanks for your comment. You wrote:

Statement update[edit]

Hi Millosh, thanks for being the first to translate my statement. In return, prehaps I should fix the en-fr bilingual statement... except I can't tell if he meant it to show up that way! I modified it after your translation; please look again. (and moved the "a trustee should" commentary elsewhere...).

Regards, and good luck, -- sj | help translate |+

ISO 639-3[edit]

You have new messages
Hello, Millosh. You have new messages at Taivo's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Help compile Objective Data about the Candidates[edit]

Posted to all candidates talk page:

To aid in the fair evaluation of all the candidates, especially those not active on EnWiki, verifiable data about the candidates is being compiled. Anyone is invited to help compile the data since it is all publicly available on-wiki.

But since the people best qualified to help are the candidates themselves, it seems reasonable to ask:

  • Which languages do you speak? (voter statement)
  • Which projects do you contribute to?
    • For each, when was your first edit?
    • For each, how many total edits? (exact figures not need)
  • Which projects are you an admin on?
  • Are you a bureaucrat? which projects? when?
  • Are you a CheckUser? Which projects? When did you start??
  • Are you a steward? If so when were you made one?
  • Have you served in a verifiable leadership role on a project? (e.g. Like EnWiki's Founder or Arbcom member)
  • Have you served in a verifiable leadership role on at the Chapter or Foundation level? (Trustee, etc)

Are there any objectively verifiable facts that should be included in this guide but aren't?

(Incidentally, this document won't reflect my own personal values or wikipolitical opinions. Ideally it will come to exist outside of my userspace in some neutral, visible location. -- Alecmconroy)

Manchu wikipedia[edit]

mini gucu saiyūn?bi inu manjurara mini gucusei emgi manju gisun i uikipidiya be araki sembi.manju gisun oci manjusai banjin de ujui uju oyonggo baita mini booi urse de manjurambime tese be latin mudan i tacibufi ‘möllendorff transcription’ be inu hūlame mutembi.ere durun i manju gisun i uikipidiya be hūlaki sere manjusa kemuni labdu bi.aika emu manju gisun i uikipidiya be ilibuci manjusa urgunjembime be suwende gemu ambula banihalara!
Hello,my friend!I'm a also a manchu-speaking manchu.Me and my friends wants to write the manchu wikipedia.Manchu language is the first important thing in manchus' life.I speak manchu to my family and they were taught the latin letters so they can also read the ‘möllendorff transcription’.Such manchu people that would very much like to see a manchu wikipedia are still many.If a manchu wikipedia is built the manchus would be happy and we will thank all of you a lot!

Formal complaint[edit]

Hello, Could you please give me an advice in regard how to place a formal complaint against an administrator? I would like to point out an issue at slovak Wikipedia. Thank you.

Please Help me creat Lurish language in wikipedia![edit]

hi millosh! i try creat Lurish language in wikipedia, can you help me, please?

Stewards doing xwiki admin check[edit]

Hi Millosh. Stewards are undertaking further works on inactive admins through the wikis, and I see that you are

  • crat/sysop at
  • crat/sysop at
  • sysop at
  • crat/sysop at

of those wikis you have been inactive for many years. If you do not wish to maintain those rights, then they can be resigned at m:SRP; if you do wish to maintain those rights, it would help if you could do some editing on that wiki when we get to do formal notifications to those wikis. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth

Help me with my dictionary project?[edit]

Hello, User:Millosh! I am currently researching a language called Sizang (ISO-693: csy) and would like to make a digital lexicon for the language. I've detailled some of my plans on my blog here. But as I have over 400 words already, I think it would like a very long time to input all of the data manually. I have a lot of lexical items in Excel format, and I wanted to know if there was a way to create a bot to mass-import those into separate Wiktionary entries. I tried importing them Excel->CSV->MySQL myself, but when I tested the DB with an array through PHP, the unicode (IPA) rendered as "???". So I figured that using a wiktionary-type platform through mediawiki would be a safer bet. This is an early sample of my data, and what I would like to do is create a page based on the English gloss, and then use the IPA in the middle there as its entry. However, I have multiple sources for a word, so I will probably end up combining Excel spreadsheets to have multiple sources for each word. So, for example, searching "Deer" may return something like this:

== English ==

== Sizangkam ==

==== Modern Sizang Orthography ====
*   sakhi
==== Luce ====
*   sʽă˦haŋ˨
==== Naylor ====
*  sahkī
====Example Sentences====
*  Sakhi khat an ne zo hi.

Humble Request to Hon'ble Members of Language Committee[edit]

  • As a Test Admin of Wp/khw Khowar Wikipedia Project I on behalf of the Khowar language communities of Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Xinjiang(China) humbly request the all respectable members of the language comittee for early approval, creation of Khowar Wkipedia i.e. The Khowar language is spoken in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Xingjiang(China). I have created a test page for Khowar language in incubator i.e. Wikipedia Khowar (Khowar Language Wikipedia), On behalf of the abovementioned Khowar speaking four countries for early approval and creation and normalization of Khowar Wikipedia edition. Khowar is one of spoken 14 languages in Chitral(Pakistan). It will be useful to Khowar internet users to report news from worldwide. I strongly feel it deserves its own Wikipedia. Being a test admin i have translated all most used messages into khowar. I have created test Khowar Wikipedia at Khowar Wikpedia.--Rachitrali

Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Old Russian[edit]

Hi :) I've noticed you've been working on verifying proposals on Requests for new languages lately. Could you have a look at Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Old Russian? This was marked as eligible over a year ago by an anonymous user in Special:Diff/15196541 but since historical languages are explicitly excluded by Language proposal policy, it seems unlikely to me that it is actually eligible. - Nikki (talk) 15:01, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

On a related note, Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Pax̌to was created five years ago already saying that it was eligible, but it's asking for a romanised version of a language which already has a Wikipedia and I can't find anything where someone from LangCom has actually said it is eligible, so maybe that is also incorrect. - Nikki (talk) 16:19, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for both information! Old Russian has been fixed. I have to check what's going on with "Pax̌to". It seems to be Pashto and we already have those projects. I will check all the proposals marked as eligible after I finish with mostly trivial requests. --Millosh (talk) 16:56, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Requests for new languages/Wikivoyage Tajik[edit]

Hello! Summary to in page. By homage -- Jaloliddin Madaminov (talk) 06:01, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

I see no issue with marking Wikivoyage Tajik eligible. Feel free to create and work on requirements for making Wikivoyage project in Tajik approved. I will deal with the requests for other projects after I finish with the requests for Wikipedia. --Millosh (talk) 16:58, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Thank you 😊. By homage -- Jaloliddin Madaminov (t) 06:01, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia Old Norse Rejection Reasoning[edit]

I saw that you rejected the Old Norse Wikipedia, and while I respect your opinions, I think that your reasoning wasn't strong enough. You called the language a "proto-language", which is simply not true. The language has been documented and there are countless sagas written in it, as well as rune stones. The language was not in anyway reconstructed and you're probably confusing it with Proto-Norse. As for it being extinct as you mentioned, you are mostly correct. However (you probably guessed I would bring this up), Latin and Old English have their own Wikipedias. If you were to reject it with a better reason, I wouldn't be complaining. But the current reason for rejection inaccurately describes the language and should be removed or changed. --ScriptorHistoriae (talk) 20:45, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Language proposal policy says: "The proposal has a sufficient number of living native speakers to form a viable community and audience (Wikisource wikis are allowed in languages with no native speakers, although these should be on a wiki for the modern form of the language if possible)." Old Norse doesn't have any native speaker and the proposal was for Wikipedia. Latin is a widely used living language, while Old English and Old Church Slavonic had been opened before the creation of the Language committee and none of them would be made eligible by LangCom. --Millosh (talk) 22:19, 30 January 2017 (UTC)
Well, per same policy, you may already have reason to reject Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Ancient Greek 4, however, according to Talk:Language_committee/2016#Requests_for_new_languages.2FWikipedia_Ancient_Greek, as Gts-tg said:

So instead of speedy reject such historical/ancient/extinct languages, there should have another program to validate such usage of non-Living cases, say really, I also think the tone of this rule makes me vague. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 03:57, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

Yes, Ancient Greek Wikipedia should likely be rejected. However, I need some clarifications in relation to that. At the moment it's not priority, as it's not [totally] trivial and my focus is now to make eligible every valid language. --Millosh (talk) 15:43, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
In relation to Wikipedia and classical languages, the test is relatively simple: Are you able to write encyclopedic articles about the modern concepts (train, airplane, theory of relativity, ecology, meteorology etc.) by using relevant dictionaries of that language, without ad hoc neologisms? The point is that you can do that with Latin (as it's the living language of the Roman Catholic Church; there is even a Radio in Latin in Finland), while you can't do that with, for example, Old Norse or Old Russian (or Old Church Slavonic). There are, of course, borderline cases. Classical Chinese (created before Language committee) and Ottoman Turkish, for example, belong to that category. They have been actively used up to the 20th century and it's possible to write about modern technology in those languages, although they are not, unlike Latin, used anymore. AFAIK, you can't do that with Ancient Greek, as well; but that should be checked. --Millosh (talk) 15:43, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
Note that that was the reasoning for Wikipedia. Unlike Wikipedia, Wikisource can exist. In that case, for example, interface of the Ancient Greek Wikisource should be in English, as you can't translate MediaWiki interface without using ad hoc neologisms inside of a dead language; which would make that language Neo-Ancient Greek. So, Old Norse, Old Russian etc. -- if the materials can't be kept on the appropriate modern language Wikisource (Old Russian materials on Russian Wikisource, for example) and there is considerable amount of written materials (so, it makes sense to make a separate project from the Multilingual Wikisource) -- could have their own Wikisource projects with the interface in relevant contemporary language(s). --Millosh (talk) 15:43, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
@Millosh: Regarding "by using relevant dictionaries of that language, as per @Gts-tg::

--Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 02:14, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

I am not knowledgeable in the properties of old Norse, but I think that any language that can demonstrated to be usable for the purposes of content creation and knowledge description, and is able to have a community to back it up, should have a Wikipedia. It really is as simple as this. With regards to ancient Greek, I believe the assumption that Latin has attributes that ancient Greek does not have, to be a false one, there is a very close parallel route between the 2 (e.g. Latin via Catholic church and use in Vatican, Greek in Orthodox church and use in Ecumenical Patriarchate, as a very basic example, as well as that both Latin and Greek have constantly been used for wordsmithing new terms either scientific or legal or medical etc). Gts-tg (talk) 02:49, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
Sorry, I don't want to hijack the Norse lang issue, but I had a look again and I've read Milosh's feedback on interface of the Ancient Greek Wikisource should be in English, as you can't translate MediaWiki interface without using ad hoc neologisms inside of a dead language; which would make that language Neo-Ancient Greek. This really falls in with considering ancient Greek as a language that hasn't been in continuous use since antiquity, in other words the same as Latin (+, it really is quite surprising that there is non trivial amount of people that regard that the two languages have very divergent paths. But apart from that, the interface has already been translated in ancient Greek, and in any case it would be a choice for the community to make if they would ever want to change the interface language. Gts-tg (talk) 16:34, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
@Liuxinyu970226 and Gts-tg: There is an ongoing discussion inside of the Language committee about allowing the projects in Ancient Greek and comparable classical languages. It is likely to be resolved positively. --Millosh (talk) 17:03, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
"likely to be resolved positively" (!!) Ἀμήν to that. Gts-tg (talk) 17:18, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

Needed Help[edit]

Sir, I request you to handle the bodo wikipedia creation. I just need your help. please understand me , I need help to create bodo wikipedia. if you need bodo translation then I will help ... please only for me. please don't neglect me ! Nijwmsa Boro 08:05, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

@Mr. Nijwmsa Boro: just to say that I've asked @Satdeep Gill: to help you, as he is also a Language committee member, but, unlike me, he is from India, as you are, so he would be more efficient in helping you. Good luck with creation of Wikipedia in your native language! --Millosh (talk) 09:22, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Bodo Wikipedia[edit]

I have registered new account in to translate massages, but bodo language is disabled. I know you can enable it. So, please try to enable because you have better experience. I will request to solve the problem of bodo language in to @Satdeep Gill also. --Nijwmsa Boro 09:31, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

@Mr. Nijwmsa Boro: I think that it's been disabled on the system level, so you need one of Translatewiki admins to do that. Have you been able to find relevant pages for discussion on Translatewiki? --Millosh (talk) 09:41, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

I haven't, how I can contact translatewiki admins. I have no better experience. please enable it anyway. --Nijwmsa Boro 09:56, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

@Mr. Nijwmsa Boro: This is something you should do: Go to Translatewiki document for enabling new languages and follow the instructions. Satdeep has already created the portal page. However, you should go to the page Support and ask them to enable Bodo, by telling them that you will be the translator. --Millosh (talk) 10:29, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

OK, I will try. if i fails then are you ready to do ?

@Mr. Nijwmsa Boro: If you don't get response in a week, please let me know that and I will see what's going on. --Millosh (talk) 10:46, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

OK, to ask in support page, which button I should click ? this is the button to ask 'Write your message below' ?

@Mr. Nijwmsa Boro: Click on that link ("Write your message below") and you will get the form for writing a message. --Millosh (talk) 10:56, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

OK, I have requested. and now iam waiting for reply, thanks for help.

Khowar Wikipedia[edit]

@Millosh: Your support is required for early approval of Wikipedia in Khowar language spoken in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Xingjiang (China). As we have already completed the requirements i.e. translations, articles, activity, templates, categories and other requirement has also been completed. The Khowar speakers of Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Kashmir are humbly requesting the worthy members of language committee for early approval of this Wiki project. With profound Regards--Rehmat Aziz Chitrali 07:45, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Enabling of Bodo language in[edit]

@Millosh: they said that they will enable the language but i have to wait for 3 years, Can you request to enable bodo language first as the language is eligible. --Nijwmsa Boro 02:51, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

@Mr. Nijwmsa Boro: I've contacted one of people working on Translatewiki to push things. I will respond to you quickly, immediately after I get the response. --Millosh (talk) 10:05, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

OK , thanks --Nijwmsa Boro 11:54, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

Are they not replied yet ? --Nijwmsa Boro 08:48, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

@Mr. Nijwmsa Boro: Still working on it... --Millosh (talk) 11:22, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

OK --Nijwmsa Boro 12:23, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

New Wikipedia[edit]

Please see Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Atikamekw. The translations of the most-used messages on Translatewiki are almost done. The test-wiki is relatively active. Can you advise on the next step to get the Wikipedia created please (once it is 100% translated of course)? Thanks, Amqui (talk) 23:48, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

Thank you...[edit]

...for closing a few older proposals, like the closure proposal on Japanese Wikiversity, cleaning out (i.e. updating) the "Proposals for closing projects" page. I saw your name on the Language committee page and pinged you. Thanks again! --George Ho (talk) 14:36, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

@George Ho: you are welcome :) --Millosh (talk) 18:20, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Communicating in English[edit]

I want to notify the Albanian Wikipedia community about something, but I don't know the Albanian language. What if I communicate in English? Would the community tolerate my English communication there? --George Ho (talk) 21:35, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

They are usually fluent in English, so don't worry about that. (Milos from the mobile phone) --21:38, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

After rejection of closure proposals[edit]

Shouldn't we delete (or empty) both pih:MediaWiki:Sitenotice and rn:MediaWiki:Sitenotice? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 11:27, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

@Liuxinyu970226: I see. Yes, but we need a steward. May you ask stewards to do that? --Millosh (talk) 11:32, 20 April 2017 (UTC)