Incubator:Requests for deletions

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This is official Incubator policy.
You may edit it, but please discuss major changes on the talk page first.


Common reason for deleting pages here on Incubator include:

  • Speedy deletion requests (vandalism, spelling corrections, correcting prefixes etc.)
  • Deletion of a complete test wiki according to the policy's section "Closure or Deletion"
  • If a project is given final approval by the language committee, the test's pages will be imported to the new subdomain wiki. All pages here will be deleted, except the info page.

Requests for deleting single pages[edit]

  • Pages that may be subject to speedy deletion:
    • Speedy deletions may be proposed by putting {{delete}} (and a reason) on the pages that should be deleted and will thereby be added to Category:Maintenance:Delete, where an administrator will decide about them. It is not needed to vote on a speedy deletion. If there are doubts, the administrator reviewing the speedy deletion request will ask the proposer. If you have doubts, but are not an administrator, you are also free to add a remark below the {{delete}} template on the page.
  • In other cases, you may put a request below.

Requests for test deletions[edit]

  1. You can propose a deletion of a test language. You may only propose a deletion of a test language which does not have a proposal on Meta or is rejected by the langcom.
    1. You can vote, but it has just a little bit of influence. Arguments are better.
    2. You can propose moving the test to the Incubator Plus.
  2. After 10 days, an administrator will make a decision about deleting the test or not.
  3. If needed, an XML file must be exported (needed means: if the test is not vandalism or nonsense – in general, use common sense)
  4. Remember that this has nothing directly to do with the decision of the language committee (langcom).



I am writing with regard to the Wp/ruq project of the Incubator, and its corresponding localizations of MediaWiki.

Megleno-Romanian (ISO-639 code: ruq) is a dialect of the Romanian language, whose linguistic characteristics situate it in between Daco-Romanian and Aromanian. Linguists such as Ov. Densusianu, S. Pușcariu, Th. Capidan. A. Procopovici, A. Philippide, D. Onciul, G. Ivănescu, Al. Rosetti, I. Coteanu, Matilda Caragiu-Marioțeanu, N. Saramandu, etc. have treated this matter, opinions varying from Ov. Densusianu's, stating that Megleno-Romanian is a Daco-Romanian subdialect, to that of Al. Philippide, who considers it as being a subdialect of Aromanian. (ATANASOV, pp. 14-15).

First discovered, scientifically speaking, by German linguist Gustav Weigand, in the late 19th century, the Megleno-Romanian idiom has been described by G. Weigand's, Wlacho-Meglen, eine ethnographisch-philologische Untersuchung, 1892; P. Papahagi, Megleno-românii, studiu etnografico-filologic. Partea I: Introducere, descrierea călătoriei, ocupațiile locuitorilor, texte. Partea II: Texte și glosar, București, 1902; idem, Românii din Meglen, București, 1909; Th. Capidan, Meglenoromânii, București (I: Istoria și graiul lor, 1925; II: Literatura populară la meglenoromânii, 1928; III, Dicționar meglenoromân), 1935, and only more recently, by Petar Atanasov's Meglenoromâna astăzi [Megleno-Romanian today], Editura Academiei Române, 2002. I have used the latter as a reference throughout this request.

Being a bit reticent of the project really being written in Megleno-Romanian, I have exported the pages belonging to category Wp/ruq and converted them to Latin script for better readability; the result I have uploaded here.

The language used is clearly not Megleno-Romanian, and it appears to me that it is a more or less consistent conlang, with parts being in Romanian and, apparently, broken French or Esperanto.

For example, the use of "l-" as a definite article proclitic (ie. "lVikipedia" — "the Wikipedia", "lŽu" — "the day", etc.) is alien to the Eastern Romance languages. Megleno-Romanian masculine or neuter nouns ending in a consonant (in Ľumniță, Cupă, Oșiń, Birislăv and Lunḑiń the speech), accented -a and -e, -o (everywhere), in their singular indefinite form, end in -u (or -ul), with the exception of the Țărnăreca speech, where the article is -lu (due to Aromanian influence) -- I am giving here a few examples: țap → țapu, țapul (in Țărnăreca) țaplu (buck); scand → scandu(l) (chair). (ATANASOV, p. 209)

Among all of the content here, on Incubator, and the localization done at, I am afraid I was not able to identify one single phrase in the language - it is both the vocabulary and the morphology that are very different of those of Megleno-Romanian.

It is showing respect to the actual speakers of the idiom, not many left today unfortunately, and the responsibility we have when serving localizations to the MediaWiki end-users that I am thinking of, when I am asking you what I believe to be the only appropriate action, and that is the deletion of both the Wikipedia project and the localization entries.

D'AroemenenZullenNiVergaan (talk) 00:41, 8 December 2013 (UTC)


see m:Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Mandarin Chinese.--GZWDer (talk) 07:23, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

All pages under Wy/zh[edit]

voy:zh: runs good. So...--Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 09:12, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Yap. Scheduled already, though still today some missing pages were found. --MF-W {a, b} 11:38, 12 February 2014 (UTC)