Mark Williamson ti 2004/10/30 ChS 03:11 sia-kong:
I propose we adopt Wikitravel's policy of requiring at least five
potential contributors before starting a new language. See
Hmm, how many of the Wikipedias with currently over 100 articles
started out with more than 5 contributors? From personal experience
alone, I can guarantee you that lb: (with currently over 1000
articles) and kw: (with currently over 200 articles) did not, and I'm
sure many or even most other Wikipedias are in the same situation.
If I may give a quote on the Cymru/Welsh WP, Arwel noted that
"cy.wikipedia has about 5 active users now, after nearly a year, but it
worked quite successfully in the early months with only 2 regular
Minnan/Southern Min started out with only 3. Now there are 6 registered
users who have contributed articles, and a couple more with token edits.
(Anon edits not counted.) Interestingly the editors did not all know
each other beforehand, so it seems that a wikipedia may well serve as a
channel for bringing together potential editors.