Dear Language Committee members,
On behalf of the Wikimedia CEE Hub, I am approaching you regarding the
situation related to the Montenegrin Wikipedia incubator project and the
possibility of this project being marked as ineligible (based on your
assessment of Montenegrin language).
CEE Hub was approached by Montenegrin community members who are upset by
the development of the situation. They feel disappointed and left out.
I would like to kindly ask you to consider taking additional steps before
coming to any final conclusions. The language topic is a sensitive one in
the Balkans and it should not be taken lightly. Further engagement and
conversation on this topic with the Montenegrin community (no matter what
the final decision will be) would be in accordance with the standards of
our Movement Strategy.
We are all in this WM movement together, striving to ensure inclusion,
welcoming and safe environment therefor I am once again kindly asking you
to engage with our volunteers and Montenegrin community: communicate with
them clearly, hear them out, organize meetings where they can also talk to
you and hear you.
CEE Hub can support this engagement with the community or help in other
ways if you want. No matter what the final decision will be, let’s make
sure that all the right and just steps were taken.
Thank you in advance for your feedback.
*CEE HUB Coordinator*
Tel. +385 91 1504 413
There's this old, contentious discussion:
I somehow thought that it's already marked as ineligible, but it isn't. I'd
say that it should be marked as such. I've allowed localization in that
language on translatewiki, similarly to en-gb, de-ch, etc., but it doesn't
seem distinct enough for a whole Wikipedia.
Does anyone disagree? If not, I'll be bold and mark it as ineligible in a
Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
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