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Dutch[edit]

  • Foeke 12:31, 4 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Worado
  • Xorbit 22.39, 5 Dec 2004 (EST)
  • Zwerver 23.20, 5 dec 2004 (EST)
  • GP 23.27, 5 dec 2004 (EST)
  • Bernard van der Wees 22:33, 5 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Websolve 05:51, 6 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • ISN
  • oscar 00:53, 7 Dec 2004 (UTC) although my time is limited, i can at least help out to start this project (which is dear to me) when the time is ripe.
  • MichelleG 12:23, 9 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Maber 12:23, 11 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Kokohuyb 19:47, 11 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Emil Petkov 15:22, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • No (not yet) - --Jeroenvrp 01:35, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC) - I strongly advise not to start this edition yet. We still need all the userpower on the Dutch Wikipedia, when there are enough users on WP, a Dutch Wikinews can be started. Let's first see how the English and German Wikinews are doing. Also the nl.wikipedia needs more articles as a reference for Wikinews.
  • Zwerver's Response 0:58, 10 jan 2005 (EST) - You can say no because you think that nl.wikipedia has to be bigger, but from my point of view there is more challenge on making a good running newspaper then to create an encyclopedia. And if the people here are willing to start, I really want to join.
  • Waerth 09:22, 20 Jan 2005 (UTC) it's avout time!

French[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Swedish[edit]

  1. Väsk 11:36, 4 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  2. Cultisistan 12:09, 4 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  3. I propose a common Scandinavian Wikinews (located for instance under scandinavia.wikinews.org, with redirects from sv, da and no). Since Swedish is the largest language, the Swedish interface should be used until it is (hopefully) technically possible to let users select the language interface they prefer. -- Wolfram 14:19, 4 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  4. softssa 19:49, 9 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  5. Den fjättrade ankan 08:47, 7 Jan 2005 (UTC) (no common scandinavian wikinews, although we understand each others spoken and written languages, the spellings and some words are different, it simply wouldn't work)
  6. Muneyama 12:24, 20 Jan 2005 (UTC) I agree with Den fjättrade ankan, it is far easier for swedes to read in english then to read in norwegian or danish. I assume the same goes for the speakers of those languages.
  7. --80.119.68.220 09:44, 28 Jan 2005 (UTC) I've been active on the english wikinews, and I think it's time for a Swedish one now! :-)

Bulgarian[edit]

  1. Borislav 14:31, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  2. DCLXVI 14:58, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  3. Emil Petkov 15:19, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  4. Biso 10:01, 25 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  5. The Engineer 13:50, 25 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  6. 5ko 20:47, 25 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  7. Skycycle 19:33, 28 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  8. Webkid 19:57, 28 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  9. Megara 19:30, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  10. Emilia 11:10, 28 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Romanian[edit]

  1. Alexmandru 81.180.163.151 11:47, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC) - see Romanian page at ro:Utilizator:Alexmandru - (Contributions: 83)
  2. Ronline 01:16, 4 Dec 2004 (UTC) - ro:Utilizator:Ronline, sysop on Ro.wikipedia - (Contributions: 6710)
  3. Danutz 09:33, 7 Dec 2004 (UTC) - ro:Utilizator:Danutz, sysop on Ro.wikipedia - (Contributions: 14467)
  4. Moby Dick 11:16, 7 Dec 2004 (UTC) - ro:Utilizator:Moby Dick, important contributor on Ro.wikipedia - (Contributions: 1556)
  5. Planck 20:34, 7 Dec 2004 (UTC) - ro:Utilizator:Planck, important contributor - (Contributions: 194)
  6. Evilone 09:31, 13 Dec 2004 (UTC) - ro:Utilizator:Evilone - (Contributions: 26)
  7. Berlingo 14:49, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC) - (Contributions: ?)
  8. Romihaitza 15:00, 4 Feb 2004 (EET) - ro:Utilizator:Romihaitza - new but prolific contributor on Ro.Wikipedia - (Contributions: 351)
  9. 82.76.162.72 21:00, 6 Feb 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: ?)
  10. gcbirzantalk 20:18, 8 Feb 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: 14 on ro:, 280 on en:)

Note: So, from the above supporters, there are two sysops (Ronline and Danutz), as well as five more users from Ro.Wikipedia, of which three are major contributors. So, what's the next step in launching Ro.Wikinews? Ronline 08:13, 9 Feb 2005 (UTC)

The more people you can get to sign up, the better. I'll launch Romanian probably together with Polish, Italian, Catalan and Portuguese when these all have sufficient support.--Eloquence 04:51, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)
This is like the EU - Wikinewses have to wait until the others reach the necessities for entry or launching! (just joking :) So, yeah, that's fine. I will talk to the others to get them interested so we can build a vibrant Ro.Wikinews community. Cheers, Ronline 07:10, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Polish[edit]

  1. Mononoke 14:52, 30 Dec 2004 (UTC) - (Contributions: 58)
  2. Sblive/Sebastian Nanek 21:11, 15 Jan 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: 103)
  3. Ausir 19:03, 22 Jan 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: 7683)
  4. BX 19:25, 30 Jan 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: 125)
  5. TOR 18:27, 6 Feb 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: 2597)
  6. Marshaü 08:21, 7 Feb 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: 767)
  7. Datrio 22:19, 17 Feb 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: 29)

Portuguese[edit]

  1. mulpinBR 14:44, 5 Dec 2004 (UTC-2) - (Contributions: ?)
  2. carlosar 21:25, 5 Dec 2004 (UTC) - (Contributions: 32, 3216 on English Wikinews)
  3. shana 12:43, 6 Dec 2004 (UTC) - (Contributions: 32)
  4. leandromp 02:12, 18 Dec 2004 (UTC) - (Contributions: ?)
  5. Marcelo R. | @ 17:01, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: 3000+)
  6. João Jerónimo 00:32, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: ?)
  7. Charles Pilger 18:47, 6 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  8. jota 23:57, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: ?)
  9. Marcelo Träsel 01:52, 25 Jan 2005 - (Contributions: ?)
  10. Wilson Saiki 00:4, 28 Jan 2005 - (Contributions: ?)
  11. Robson Pereira 13:01, 1 Fev 2005 - (Contributions: ?)
  12. Ikescs 19:47, 3 Feb 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: 1781)
  13. Osvaldo Gago 2:05, 16 Feb 2005 Started a wikibook to start translating support pages (unofficial) - (Contributions: 17)

Ukrainian[edit]

  1. 1 inetd 18:52, 8 Jan 2005 (GMT+2) - (Contributions > 250)
  2. vgs 15:27, 9 Jan 2005 (GMT+2) - (Contributions: 1)
  3. Maxim 15:33, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: ?)
  4. 2 Gutsul 13:07, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: 14429)
  5. 3 Dm. Kazany 21:43, 20 Jan 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: 840)
  6. 4 User:Ilya 11:40, 7 Mar 2005 (GMT+2) - (Contributions > 500)
  7. 5 kvandr 19:52 11 Mar 2005 (GMT+2) - (Contributions > 250)
  8. barbarian 03:48, 12 Mar 2005 (GMT+2) - (Contributions: 110+)
  9. Володимир 11:12, 14 Mar 2005 (GMT+2) - (Contributions: 110+)

Please prepare for the launch by translating some key documents. See New language pre-launch for instructions.--Eloquence 02:10, 12 Mar 2005 (UTC)

  • We are ready for the launch! All main pages has been translated and created. --Inetd 17:07, 17 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Italian[edit]

  1. mr_lars 10:16, 4 Dec 2004 (UTC) - (Contributions: ?)
  2. Marcoxx 14:51, 14 Dec 2004 (UTC) - (Contributions: ?)
  3. Thom 10:58, 9 Jan 2005 (UTC) -- I can traslate all the interface and the guide lines. I can be an admin only if there isn't people which wants to be an admin. See my user page - (Contributions: 500+)
  4. Giorgio. 16:07, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: 2000+)
  5. Starlight 11:20, 3 Feb 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: 500+)
  6. Karloff 09:17, 11 Feb 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: 110+)
  7. 212.171.242.15 18:09, 14 Feb 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: ?)
  8. Andrea Tassi 22:40, 14 Feb 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: ?)
  9. 212.171.238.85 14:13, 17 Feb 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: ?)
  10. AnyFile 16:01, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Almost good enough to be launched. You can start by translating some key documents. See New language pre-launch for instructions.--Eloquence 02:10, 12 Mar 2005 (UTC)

We are ready for launch. All the pages has been translated. Thom 19:00, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC)
I'll be able to set things up after March 30. In the meantime, please get some more contributors to pledge their participation; there are a bit too many "?"s in the above list.--Eloquence 14:56, 25 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Question: what do we mean with "contributions"? Contributions over wikinews, or over it.wiki? Gatto Nero 14:14, 28 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Serbian (Српски / Srpski)[edit]

  1. Dcabrilo 04:14, 28 Mar 2005 (UTC) (Contribution: ?)
  2. Kumdjole 04:18, 28 Mar 2005 (UTC) (Contribution: ?)
  3. Bonzo 20:08, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC) (Contribution: 3000+ on sr:)
  4. Vandal B 08:50, 5 Apr 2005 (UTC) (Contribution: 500+ on sr:)
  5. Pokrajac 23:23, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC) (Contribution: 3000+ on sr:)
  6. Sasa Stefanovic 17:37, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC) (Contribution: 800+ on sr:)
  7. Gorann Andjelkovic 17:38, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC) (Contribution: 1000+ on sr:)
  8. Millosh 18:00, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC) (Contribution: 7000+ on sr:)
Very well - this edition appears to meet the minimum requirements. I invite all interested parties to begin preparing the necessary pages following the instructions on New language pre-launch.--Eloquence 00:14, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Spanish (Chile)[edit]

  1. --DJFunkinmixer 19:42, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC)
The project is manage by language, not by country. Yann 10:24, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

Japanese(日本語)[edit]

See : Wikinews/Ja, Category:User ja, メインページ, Category:JA
  1. Peka 06:59, 23 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  2. Julianortega 22:00, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  3. 12:34, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  4. RadioActive 19:00, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
    Torisugari 15:27, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
    Currently invalid vote; no pointer to any JA project --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 19:26, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
    Indication 00:21, 7 May 2005 (UTC)
    Currently invalid vote; no pointer to any JA project --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 05:38, 7 May 2005 (UTC)
  5. CraneBB 06:05, 2005 Jun 1 (UTC)
  6. Morita42 7 July 2005 13:45 (UTC)

Comment: These are not invalid votes. The page clearly states that: "At least 5 people speaking the language have to express an interest in a language edition in order for it to be created. Of these, at least 3 have to be regulars in an existing Wikimedia project in that language -- regular means, at least 3 months of presence and at least 200 edits." At least three must be regulars in an existing Wikimedia project, but the only requirement to vote is that you must speak the language. --Ce garcon 20:43, 27 May 2005 (UTC)

Sure, 4 of those votes were from Ja wikipedia regulars and the rest one was from an user. So there are five legitimate votes and they filled the requirements.

Hebrew (עברית)[edit]

Please put a link in your Meta user page to your user page in the Wikimedia project you are working on (such as your user page at the Hebrew Wikipedia), or your vote may not be counted!

מתוך ההוראות: "... נא לשים הפניה בדף המשתמש שלך ב"מטא" לפרויקט שאתה פעיל בו (כגון: דף המשתמש שלך בויקיפדיה עברית). אחרת, ההצבעה שלך תהיה פסולה."

  1. Mor levin 08:56, 15 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  2. metacnet 11:49, 2005 May 13 (UTC)
  3. Tomsho 6:14, 2005 Jun 23 (UTC)
  4. Ek7 18:42, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  5. Drork 18:14, 10 August 2005 (UTC)
  6. None 10:28, 27 October 2005 (UTC)
  7. Avichai 11:15, 27 October 2005 (UTC)

This meets the requirements -- please begin the preparations at new language pre-launch. -- user:zanimum

Russian[edit]

  1. DIG 05:28, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC) (1616 edits on ru.wikipedia)
  2. Igorivanov 12:37, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC) (900 edits on ru.wikipedia)
  3. HedgeHog 14:51, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC) (5339 edits on ru.wikipedia)
  4. Dionys 06:29, 3 Feb 2005 (UTC) (1355 edits on ru.wikipedia)
  5. Sorib 14:00 20 April 2005 (UTC) (about 70 edits on ru.wikipedia)
  6. Grue 05:15, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  7. Morpheios Melas 08:02, 19 August 2005 (UTC) (2000 (1500 in articles) edits on ru.wikipedia.org)
  8. Obersachse 09:35, 24 August 2005 (UTC)

This meets the requirements -- please begin the preparations at new language pre-launch.--Eloquence 00:26, 8 May 2005 (UTC)

Maybe, that's enough ? Or I've missed smth.Sorib 07:49, 15 May 2005 (UTC)

Looks good. I suggest you send a request for creation of the language to foundation-l.--Eloquence 09:55, 21 August 2005 (UTC)

Chinese (zh)[edit]

See Wikinews/China for a current vote on whether the launch of the Chinese Wikinews should be affected by a possible increased risk of censorship for the Chinese Wikipedia.

  1. Shizhao 03:52, 6 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  2. Vipuser 04:09, 6 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  3. Abab99 21:09, 14 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  4. 220.201.18.4 21:08, 14 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  5. Martinoei 03:35, 8 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  6. bigbigant 04:52, 9 Dec 2004 (Beijing Time)
  7. Mosesofmason 07:58, 9 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  8. MA 02:24, 29 Dec 2004
  9. Alpha1 08:24, 29 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  10. orca 21:45, 10 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  11. 220.201.18.12 15:06, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  12. Ce garcon 03:53, 9 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  13. Mrxstc 11:43, 11 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  14. Simon Shek 10:10, 7 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  15. Kst01 07:35, 27 July 2005 (UTC)
  16. Ausir 22:35, 19 December 2005 (UTC)
  17. Smilodon 09:30, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Regardless of the controversy over the launch, I suggest that those interested in a Chinese Wikinews start with the usual preparations on new language pre-launch.--Eloquence 20:14, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
  • If we could open up a Chinese-language Wikinews, without it being the focus of the PRC or any other nation, I don't think there would be an issue with it (but still be aware that the Great Firewall would probably block it). --Mrmiscellanious 16:26, 5 August 2005 (UTC)
  • Hello. I really want you to create a Chinese category. China and Taiwan have one of the biggest countries and I don't really understand why you wouldn't want Chinese to be one of the top choices. More than 95% of China's people speak Mandarin/Chinese, and China is a prospering country. So I would really appreciate adding more articles in Chinese for WikiPedia, WikiNews, and all the others
  • Is WikiMedia enforcing a self-censorship due to a possible censorship by China? Please note that the communist China is not the only country that uses the Chinese language. People in the democratic Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, and countless communities in the rest of the free world also use this language. (See the Wikipedia article on Chinese language.) It doesn't make sense to deprive these free people of WikiNews in their own language just because the communist China uses the same language. If China wants to censor the site to "protect" its citizens, I'd say let them do what they want with their own people. Whatever they do in China should have no effect on us, the Chinese-speaking people of the free world. I don't think WikiMedia needs to worry about any legal issues as long as the servers are not physically located within the borders of the People's Republic of China. In fact, I'm surprised even to see WikiMedia worrying itself over this matter, and effectively practicing a self-censorship because of a goverment that has no jurisdiction over it. --Sam Chen 08:33, 5 October 2005 (UTC)
    • As long as that dosen't involve the ban of other Wikimedia sites, such as Wikipedia, which would, in my opinion, turn all the site into some anti-communism propaganda site (or at least the goverment will think so), and discourage(or possibly disable) a lot of contributors. And I don't think Taiwan is more democratic than the "People's" Republic, nor the other way round. Of course, there's no denying that the Chinese Wikipedia is biased to PRC right now. I'd say let zh-Wikinews be a little biased (but lesser than the zh-WP) while use no official self-censorship process. The Wiki Way is enough for zh-Wikinews. (Disclaimer: This edit only represent my opinion at the time of writing)--58.33.228.4(w:User:Kakurady/w:zh:User:卡库拉迪)08:20, 15 October 2005 (UTC)
    • "And I don't think Taiwan is more democratic than the "People's" Republic, nor the other way round." No offense, 卡库拉迪, but... what are you smoking? Of course Taipei is more democratic than the Beijing government! --Ce garcon 17:41, 19 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Wikipedia is already blocked in mainland China, so the argument is getting pretty old. Ausir 22:35, 19 December 2005 (UTC)
  • What are we exactly waiting for, concerning the launch of a chinese edition of Wikinews ? They start creating pre-launch pages in May, 2005, and everything is done, now. I think a decision has to be taken, here. And I think we don't have to care if the PRC is happy about it or not. If we begin to follow that very path, in short time, self-censorship will become the rule on Wikimedia projects. They are numerous, they are motivated. Just let them work ! Traroth 14:45, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

Norwegian[edit]

  1. --Kurtber 17:48, 7 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  2. Eirik 21:35, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  3. Kks862003 20:01, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  4. Asoeraas 13:17, 17 May 2005 (UTC)
  5. Jambalaya 23:30, 7 August 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: 100-250)
  6. m0lder 16:19, 10 August 2005 (UTC)
  7. blupping 19:43, 30 September 2005 (UTC)
  8. Ueland 10:32, 22 November 2005 (UTC)
  9. Jon Harald Søby (talk, contrib) 18:02, 6 December 2005 (UTC) (20,000+ contributions on no.wikipedia)

Sounds like there are enough contributors to start at New language pre-launch! - Amgine 05:58, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

  • Almost all "mandatory" pages readyKurtber 06:44, 19 December 2005 (UTC)
    Looks like all of them and more, Kurtber! I'm sending this out to the Foundation list and will ask the developers to create the site. - Amgine / talk meta 20:58, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

Catalan[edit]

  1. Monti 10:00, 9 Dec 2004 (UTC) - (Contributions: 23)
  2. Ferran 10:40, 31 Dec 2004 (UTC) - (Contributions: ?)
  3. Bea 10:43, 31 Dec 2004 (UTC) - (Contributions: ?)
  4. Paco 10:52, 31 Dec 2004 (UTC) - (Contributions: 500+)
  5. Rafael 17:55, 31 Dec 2004 (UTC) - (Contributions: 4)
  6. Pele 18:18, 31 Dec 2004 (UTC) - (Contributions: ?)
  7. alfonsnavarret 16:18, 6 Gen 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: 0)
  8. Joanot 19:03, 26 Jan 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: 500+)
  9. Dakaisar 03:17, 7 Feb 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: ?)
  10. Dabaul 16:15, 7 Feb 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: ?)
  11. Gmaymo 18:16, 7 Feb 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: ?)
  12. EliziR 19:11, 7 Feb 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: ?)
  13. SuRGeN 19:11, 7 Feb 2005 (UTC) - (Contributions: ?)
  14. Pérez 15:28, 5 May 2005 (UTC) [1]
  15. Aljullu 15:02, 1 Jan 2006 (UTC) - (Contributions: 828 in Viquipèdia) Viquipèdia Viquillibres Viquicites
  16. Pepetps 22:15, 20 January 2006 (UTC) - (Contributions: 830 in catalan Viquipèdia)
  17. --SMP 17:05, 21 January 2006 (UTC) - (Contributions: >500 in catalan wikipedia)
  18. --Millosh 06:40, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Most of these people don't seem to be active on ca.wikipedia - where are they from?--Eloquence 09:10, 17 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I've left a message on everyones user talk page, but I'll say it again here: Please, post a link to the current Wikimedia project you're participating in on your user page on Meta. Datrio 22:49, 17 Feb 2005 (UTC)

If there is really an interested group of Catalan speakers, please start by translating some key documents. See New language pre-launch for instructions.--Eloquence 02:10, 12 Mar 2005 (UTC)

See: http://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viquip%C3%A8dia:Actualitat and http://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viquip%C3%A8dia:Agenda

Pérez 80.58.40.237 08:35, 7 May 2005 (UTC)