I agree on this! We should be moving forward with this. Hindi Wikisource is
big enough and active enough to have its own project.
On Wed, 6 Feb, 2019, 6:13 PM Steven White, <koala19890(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
MF-W (and Committee): Hindi Wikisource has already far
eligibility requirement for February, making a fourth consecutive eligible
month. There are 5,554 pages in the test project. In my view, for what
- If MF-W wants to start a discussion on not spinning off future
Wikisource projects, he can certainly do that. I'd venture that such a
change would require both a 2/3 vote in this committee and also Board
approval, though I may be mistaken. But we can go down that path, no doubt.
- It would be highly unfair to apply such a rule to Hindi Wikisource,
which has worked diligently toward a project under the current rules. Even
if we change the rules going forward, this project should be approved.
MF-W, are you willing to withdraw your objection so that we can move this
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1. Re: Approval for Hindi Wikisource (MF-Warburg)
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 01:58:48 +0100
From: MF-Warburg <mfwarburg(a)googlemail.com>
To: Wikimedia Foundation Language Committee
Subject: Re: [Langcom] Approval for Hindi Wikisource
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Am Di., 29. Jan. 2019 um 16:46 Uhr schrieb Steven White <
Leaving aside the question of whether we should
change policies about
separate-language Wikisource projects for the time being, I'll note that
our longstanding policy has been that three consecutive months of
qualifying activity is sufficient to meet the "active test community"
requirement. I routinely tell that to test communities. If we want to
change that in the future, we can do so. But in this case, the test
community has already done everything we have asked of it.
Besides, while it is important to ensure that each wiki we approve
continues to have a contributing community, I worry less about Wikisource
(and Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikiquote) than I do about
Wikipedia–Wikinews–Wikitravel. Information gets stale (or is quite
to political manipulation) in the latter group,
less so in the former
So I think we need to proceed with this approval.
Yes, "active" is thought of as "at least several months", and
several" means at least 3. So here we're at the lower threshold, not at
some level where we "need to" approve.
I agree with Steven here. A sysop from
multilingual Wikisource reached
out to me recently to ask if we are going to have a
Wikisource soon, since it was feared that the multilingual Wikisource might
become the de facto Hindi Wikisource.
I have read that as well somewhere. What kind of argument is that supposed
to be? It's not like any other languages' "space" is taken up by the