Hi and sorry for long delay. I was very busy during March, so it's my
responsibility because we haven't done this earlier.
Gerard and I have come to the joint proposal for changing the
consensus-based rules. The proposal is below and we should send it to the
Discussion about the proposal should last up to April 1st.
"During more than a decade of its existence, Language committee's main task
was to block creation of the projects. Having in mind that goal and the
fact that the capacities of the Wikimedia movement at that time were not
linguistically strong, the main rule related to the decision-making process
inside of the Language committee was consensus.
Language policy is different today than it was at the time of creation. We
have established a common sense practice based on the situation then. As a
result, we ask the Board to reconsider the rule of consensus inside of the
Language committee and allow it to make decisions by majority,
supermajority or other methods defined by the committee itself."
The community adressed some of the concerns already and is continuing to
improve it. I'll file a bug later.
Am 19.03.2017 7:41 nachm. schrieb "Milos Rancic" <millosh(a)gmail.com>:
What's the status of Khowar now?
On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 9:03 AM, Satdeep Gill <satdeepgill(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for pointing that out Michael. If everything is alright, I can
share this draft with Eddie from the WMF and he can help us edit it and
then post to the Blog by the time the project starts.
> Satdeep Gill
>> On 03-Mar-2017, at 7:53 AM, Michael Everson <everson(a)evertype.com> wrote:
>>> On 3 Mar 2017, at 00:18, Satdeep Gill <satdeepgill(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Khowar is a Dardic language spoken by Kho people.
>> Knowar is an Indo-Aryan language of the Dardic family, spoken by Kho
>> Michael Everson
>> Langcom mailing list
> Langcom mailing list
Langcom mailing list
I just got this email.
From: mukund bhandari <bhandari2036(a)gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2017 4:34:40 PM
To: Satdeep Gill
Subject: Re: Doteli Wikipedia analysis
I felt glad to see Dotyali(Doteli) language in Wikimedia Incubator project. This is my mother-language too. To watch thoroughly, this prepared mother language Wikipedia I found it's subject matter in Dotyali language. I have worked in Dotyali language's News about 15 years as result I have got some experiences about it. All contents are good but some of them are very short. There is tried to encompass all it's dimensions. Language style is also favourable as well good. Though for advanced, it's writing composition for levels progress that no doubt could go ahead one step .To make it extensive the the role Wikipedians contribution will be crucial.
With Best Regards
Mukund Prasad Bhandari Journalist at Radio Nepal Kailali, Seti, Nepal Contact number: +977 9851193404 E-mail: bhandari2036(a)gmail.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 12:31 AM, Satdeep Gill <satdeepgill(a)gmail.com<mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
I am from the Language Committee of the Wikimedia Foundation. Doteli language community has been working on a Doteli language project on Wikimedia Incubator. We would like you to help us in verifying that the content written by the Doteli community is actually Doteli language.
Consider checking any random pages on the following pages:
Ping me. If you need any help while figuring out which pages to review.
We really appreciate your help and this will give the opportunity to Doteli Community to have a separate Doteli Wikipedia.
Member, Affiliations Committee<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee>
Member, Language Committee<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Language_committee>
Another linguist has confirmed that the language is indeed khowar. Hence i propose the creation of this project.
From: Henrik Liljegren <henrik(a)ling.su.se>
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 1:24:15 PM
To: Satdeep Gill
Subject: RE: Khowar Wikipedia analysis
It is indeed Khowar that is written in the sample page.
From: Satdeep Gill [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 11 February 2017 02:39
To: Henrik Liljegren <henrik(a)ling.su.se>
Subject: Khowar Wikipedia analysis
Khowar Wikipedians have been trying to build a Wikipedia in Khowar langauge. The project, as of now, is at Incubator. Can you confirm if the language written in actually Khowar or something else ?
Here is a list to all the pages in this project:
Or just have a look at this random page:
Hoping to hear soon from you. This will help people speaking Khowar to have a separate Wikipedia project.