This has been sitting open since October.
In general, I think this should be rejected. First, it was created by someone who was
mostly just creating requests (for both project creations and project closures) for sport.
In and of itself, that gives this request poor provenance.
That said, the request did garner support from a number of other editors on Meta. The
basic reasoning is that while Cebuano Wikipedia has a very large number of pages (rivaling
English Wikipedia), the vast majority of its content was created by bots, and much of that
content--not all--ranges from useless to problematic. The community has not worked all
that actively to fix things, and if anything they (and the community of the Waray
Wikipedia) seem to be competing on who can have more pages. That's really not a good
But comments I've seen suggest the cebwiki community, as well as the PhilWiki
ty>, are starting to get
more interested. So given the general rules of project autonomy, it's probably not
our place to step in. Therefore, I think the request should be rejected.
I do wonder if people think we should make a _suggestion_ to the community that it stop
the bots for a while.
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