The language committee has had the sad experience that people suggested that
a Wikipedia was in a particular language while it was not. There are still
Wikipedias where people native to a language object to it because they do
not recognise it as properly written in their language. We have tried to end
such projects and there was no consensus to be had. As a consequence we are
looking for external confirmation that what is written in a language is
indeed written in that language. This can only be done ahead of the creation
of a new project.
Finding an external expert who is willing to provide us with such
confirmation is not always easy. As to Sakha I am really happy with this
project it is one of the best examples of why new Wikipedias make sense.
On 24 August 2010 09:18, Yaroslav M. Blanter <putevod(a)mccme.ru> wrote:
On Tue, 24 Aug 2010 09:29:01 +0300, "Amir E. Aharoni"
Some good news: The Sakha Wiki community keeps
active. I don't know this language, but i read the mailing list of
that community, which is mostly written in Russian, and often
contribute to it (i also asked to migrate that list to Wikimedia
servers and it will probably happen soon ).
Now it may sound like a joke, but the opening of Sakha Wikipedia had been
delayed some two years ago because the Language Committee did not believe
that the Incubator pages have actually been written in Sakha. Now this is
one of the most dynamic Turkic language projects, and I am proud to be a
regular editor of this Wiki.
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