Ladies and gentlemen:
Aside from the Dinka and Atikamekw Wikipedias, which are undergoing some final review now,
there are a number of other tests where members are clamoring for further action. I'm
trying the best I can to give guidance where appropriate, but at this point, I can use
some action, or at least guidance, as to how these test communities can proceed:
* Dutch Wikinews. Some of the discussion is starting to get personal, which is not
good. My view is that there are one or two firm opponents, with others generally in favor.
But some of you should decide that for yourselves. — LangCom started discussing this
project, but then that discussion fell off without a firm answer. As far as I can tell,
the test community has fulfilled the written requirements. — In any event, I think at this
point we need an answer. If that answer will be no, you will need to provide further
guidance as to what the test community needs to do for approval. If the answer will be
yes, somebody may have to make a decision about the front page of Dutch Wikipedia, which
has been mentioned a couple of times in the discussion at Meta:Talk:Language committee.
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Language_committee> In particular: I assume
the Dutch Wikipedia community owns its front page link to "Actueel", which leads
to the Dutch Wikipedia news portal. But does the Dutch Wikipedia community own the
"sister projects" link at the bottom of its main page, too? Right now, it links
to English Wikinews, but if this project is approved, it should properly point to Dutch
Wikinews. I could see a separate fight potentially breaking out over that.
* Hindi Wikivoyage and Wikiversity. The big question here is whether LangCom will
approve these projects before all 30,000 messages in the full MediaWiki group are
translated. Again, this is a discussion that started last month, then fizzled out. The
only advice I can give these groups right now is to keep translating interface, and I am
doing that. But ... if you are going to insist on all 30,000 messages, you had better
come out there and say so. If not, decide what you think is acceptable, and say that. Or
approve these now and ask people to keep working on the translations anyway.
* Lingua Franca Nova Wikipedia. I think this project is now ready for you to evaluate
Please let me know if I can help provide any more information.
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