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Wp/shi and Wp/dag

Wp/shi and Wp/dag Both test contents had been active before are all contents to be exported? --— The preceding unsigned comment was added by LOLI'mfriggin silly (discussioncontribs) 2021-10-27 01:04.

  • The pages you mentioned need to be kept to show that the projects have been imported from Incubator, and shouldn't be re-created because the 'real' projects are already existing. The imported content that's still containing here will/shall be deleted, I think the sysops didn't forget about it, surely. --Wolverène (talk) 06:34, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    Approved projects will be deleted by bot. As manually is too much work. Unfortunately, my bot is dormant, so we'll have to wait until the contents is checked to be fully exported, and someone with a bot can do the job. --OWTB (talk) 15:23, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    I am doing this regularly, but by a custom introduced some time ago, the last projects we exported are not deleted until a newer project has been exported, so that there are examples for examining the functionality of "uneditable" pages. These two projects will be deleted after the current 3 new wikis have been successfully exported. --MF-W {a, b} 15:27, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    Indeed, keep for the time being, I also suggest to keep such "created" projects for 1. minimum 3 months; and 2. until the next batch of wikis been created. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 01:20, 29 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • I think today both are safety to delete, since the newest 3 wikis Wt/lmo, Wp/ami and Wp/pwn are created, those 3 test projects should still keep until at least February of next year. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 09:51, 6 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    Yes, that's true Liuxinyu970226 . LOLI'mfriggin silly (talk) 06:14, 11 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Deleted. --MF-W {a, b} 17:36, 11 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Category:Incubator:Test wikis/open-but-rejected

Why they have to reopen such rejected Meta projects? My request is to delete them all. They were rejected by Meta due to stale,rejected,and closed. --— The preceding unsigned comment was added by (discussioncontribs) 2021-10-13 03:53.

I suggest to keep all for the time being, because there may have different reasons mixed here, some of them may be reconsidered in the future. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 10:51, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Any language with a valid ISO-code can have a test on Incubator, whether rejected for whatever reason on Meta. It's just as simple as that. --OWTB (talk) 20:50, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Some of the languages where extinct or longer spoken by the person anymore (e.g. Old Japanese,Egyptian)
I think the best way is to delete them all because they were no native speakers. So delete reopening extinct languages as your wiki. LOLI'mfriggin silly (talk) 10:04, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
What about more than keeping Wt/pal ? It has to be deleted from on. LOLI'mfriggin silly (talk) 07:57, 26 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

X mark.svg Not done Needs to be solved on a case-by-case basis. --MF-W {a, b} 17:44, 11 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


This wiki is unactive, in Chittagonian really wroten 2 articles, in main page in Chittagonian only quarter. Page wp/ctg/tuhin write in latin script and very small. Are we need this project? 13:23, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Better delete instead LOLI'mfriggin silly (talk) 12:26, 26 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • Keep. The test project still contains a couple of pages with meaningful parts in Chittagonian. Also we can be sure that the contributors will appear in a future since there are 13-16 million native speakers of the language (more than in many modern languages believed to be culturally important, or more or less same with them). --Wolverène (talk) 06:25, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • Delete like wp/orv. 09:34, 30 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • Delete because this is unactive wiki. 2A02:4780:1:17:0:0:0:E 08:00, 2 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Neutral We don't delete test projects just because of inactive, can't mean that we can't consider this as a deletion rationale, if this project isn't properly contributing in Chittagonian, then we can consider a deletion, since this is a language in Bangladesh, I would ask bn.wikipedia administrators @Al Riaz Uddin Ripon, Ashiq Shawon, Ferdous, Ibrahim Husain Meraj, Jayantanth, Moheen, NahidSultan, RockyMasum, Suvray, Wikitanvir, Zaheen, অপব্যবহার ছাঁকনি and আফতাবুজ্জামান that if this project is indeed written in Chittagonian or not, probably they can tell me if they are familiar with Chittagonian speakers or not. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 04:05, 4 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Comment Comment @Liuxinyu970226: Thanks for mentioning. I contributed to several Bengali language projects in Wikimedia Incubator but I didn't know that it has a project in Chittagonian language (wp/ctg), although I am Chittagonian. At present, more than 13 million people speak in Chittagonian language. But it currently does not have any written script or alphabet, so it is found to be written in Bengali, Hanafi and Latin scripts. The lack of Wikimedia movement campaigns makes it difficult to get a new editor so most projects remain small. I mention (@Moheen, IqbalHossain, Mohammed Galib Hasan, Intakhab, আ হ ম সাকিব, Rafi Bin Tofa, মোহাম্মদ হাসানুর রশিদ:) few other Wikipedians in Chittagong. If they are also interested in keeping this project, then we will all start expanding it together. Thank you. Al Riaz Uddin Ripon (talk) 05:10, 4 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, keep based on their comments. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 05:21, 4 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

X mark.svg Not done If individual pages are crap, the deletion should be requested on a case by case basis. --MF-W {a, b} 17:42, 11 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Wp/fro and Wp/otk

Both of these projects are little bit of 'meme edits' of no knowledge of the language. Although no native speakers in the modern times, These are extinct languages that shouldn't be allowed. Just delete them because the 'contributors' that made meme edits that not valuable to make only short articles like this; without explaining the image but not the full article of the page. Intense edit such as making the full article. My request is to delete instead it was to show like Wp/orv it's already deleted.

Delete because Wp/otk and Wp/fro has meme edits. I'll send this to Liuxinyu970226 to delete it.— The preceding unsigned comment was added by LOLI'mfriggin silly (discussioncontribs) 2021-11-11 06:22.
Hey, I'm not administrator, only those are. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 09:30, 14 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, I'll ask MF Warburg to delete it. LOLI'mfriggin silly (talk) 12:37, 14 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
MF Warburg has delete these 2 projects LOLI'mfriggin silly (talk) 07:00, 17 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


  1. You can't alone deleting project without RDF.
  2. wp/fro has meangful content on old french.
  3. wp/otk also have some meangful content. So, no. Speedy kept they open! 14:38, 19 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Keep these projects have meangful content. 17:45, 19 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

No, Wp/fro has a hybrid between modern and old french.
Wp/otk has a hybrid of modern and old turkic
Delete these projects it has miss spelling corrections, I hope these projects needed to deleted too. LOLI'mfriggin silly (talk) 10:24, 20 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@LOLI'mfriggin silly: You have 1 vote! 06:33, 24 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Alright LOLI'mfriggin silly (talk) 03:46, 25 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Interesting, RFL pages of both are rejected just by reform of request queues. Are there anyone who would love to make a new request? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 10:10, 25 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No LOLI'mfriggin silly (talk) 01:19, 26 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Because no RFL new requests, MF Warburg needs to delete them both LOLI'mfriggin silly (talk) 02:40, 27 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
But I don't they have make it. LOLI'mfriggin silly (talk) 03:30, 28 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'm these to be deleted at January 2022.LOLI'mfriggin silly (talk) 02:54, 27 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

KEEP inactivity is not a reason to delete a test wiki. -Gifnk dlm 2020 Happy New Year 🎄❄️⛄️🎇 (talk) 15:15, 10 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, inactivity isn't a reason to delete, but containing spam pages are, which they are. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 06:20, 11 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Deleted; extinct languages = invalid, plus dubious quality. --MF-W {a, b} 17:41, 11 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Wp/acf but this Wiki is in Saint Lucian Creole but contents are in Martinician Creole, So it has to fixed later. The Kwéyol writing system contains 24 letters, representing 32 phonemes. This writing system used in St.Lucia and Dominica differs slightly from that used in Guadeloupe and Martinique. The letters Q and X are not used and the letter R only appears in English loan words. The letters C and U never appear alone and are always part of the digraphs Ch and Ou. These are combinations of letters which represent one sound.

An En On represent the three nasal vowels /ã/, /ẽ/, /õ/ respectively.

Ch Dj Ng Tj represent the consonants /ʃ/, /d͡ʒ/, /ŋ/, /t͡ʃ/.

Ou represents the vowel /u/. You need to fix the spelling. Plus, There are a few and short pages so, some of the pages have 1 word only. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (discussioncontribs) 13:52, 26 December 2021 (UTC).[reply]

Please note that the Meta-Wiki request is opening, and marked eligible, so in theory you can't propose to delete all the Wp/acf pages (unless the de facto project is totally spam-dustbin and you want to restart it from scratch). Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 13:51, 10 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

This issue is addressed on the info page. Not done. --MF-W {a, b} 17:37, 11 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Lonely talk page, there's no users who ever started Wn/ace test. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 10:05, 7 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Deleted. --MF-W {a, b} 10:49, 8 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


This isn't so much an RFD as much as it is a request for comment - Zapotec is a language family with a lot of diversity, and this test Wikipedia gives literally no indication what Zapotec language it's written in. This would be like making a Romance Wikipedia. Can I get clarification here? --Sailor Ceres (talk) 19:02, 14 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The only contributor ever was User:Zapoteco diiste, whose userpage seems to suggest a specific variant of the language which he used. I suppose it would actually be good to move these pages to a more appropriately specific code (or to delete them as abandoned). --MF-W {a, b} 00:02, 15 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
My best guess is that the wiki is in Miahuatlán Zapotec, which a Google Search indicates may be what "Zapoteco dieste" refers to, but I'm not entirely certain. --Sailor Ceres (talk) 02:43, 15 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • Temporary keep I think we need such discussions on langcom mailing list, the Zapotec is an ISO 639-3 defined macrolanguage, that has too dozens of member language codes pointed to variets of Zapotec, @Sailor Ceres we don't always disallow macrolanguages, as well as we don't always allow them, there should have a major discussion on why we need (or don't need) a new project in this macrolanguage, otherwise we can move this test project to a member code one. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 03:52, 16 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    I agree with Liuxinyu970226, So keep it instead LOLI'mfriggin silly (talk) 14:18, 25 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    My recently interview would be to move this to Wp/zam, are there anyone who against this? Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 08:51, 2 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

X mark.svg Not done --MF-W {a, b} 23:55, 25 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Entirely no contents, just a lot of populated template codes. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 12:54, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The test is empty, also in the templates. So, there is no reason to delete the boilerplate template. --OWTB (talk) 20:51, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Even created by global banned/locked LTAs? Suggested by Category:Incubator:Test wikis/status/tocreate that "Please check any new pages listed here to make sure they are not vandalism." But under your opinion, it looks like we are encouraging creation of tocreate info pages without any conditions. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 08:01, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
In my opinion: As long as the information provided by it is correct, there is no reason to delete it. Of course, if one of my colleagues disagrees, they are free to do it anyway. --OWTB (talk) 15:34, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Even two of them that are about extinct languages Wp/fos and Wp/ten? Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 04:26, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Per policy, extinct languages are welcome here nonetheless, providing they've got an ISO-code. --OWTB (talk) 06:58, 27 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ooswesthoesbes "Per policy, extinct languages are welcome here nonetheless" Let me point this rule for you:
Ancient or historical languages
Only Wikisource wikis in ancient or historical languages are accepted, because resources in such languages continue to be important to the world, even in the absence of native, living speakers of those languages. Where possible, such languages should be bundled with the modern equivalent Wikisource project (such as Old English with English), though that is not required.
As there are no other "policy pages" ruled against what I cited here, and as Wikisources are incubated at s:mul: instead, I can say that that is wrong, that the extinct languages are not allowed on our Wikimedia Incubator. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 10:57, 27 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
We do have a policy page, here. Per policy, there must be a code and the project should not yet exist. While it could be argued under Projects must match main m:WM:LPP requirements that extinct languages are barred, we have never enforced this. If we want to do so, we should also delete Wp/enm, Wp/grc etc. For which, as far as I see, is no concensus.
The reason why we've never deleted such projects is that we are not the ones to judge. The same applies to constructed languages as well. We are just here to provide the platform for projects to show whether they are viable. LangCom makes the decisions on what passes and what not. --OWTB (talk) 14:29, 27 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
enm, there's already a discussion section above, this and grc are historical languages, not extinct languages, or just, are we discussing in same channels? Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 01:12, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Note that as you said: "The reason why we've never deleted such projects is that we are not the ones to judge." We never delete such projects, doesn't mean we never delete such portal pages that are not projects, as Wp/aie is a spam page, we should just delete it, either following the archive records, or just by ignore all rules. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 02:12, 2 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • I may probably have a language barrier or lost sight of smth because I don't understand the reason for arguing. The Amara language is not historical/ancient/dead language, it's a moribund language spoken in PNG and the test project suggested to be in the language is completely empty. The 'root page' Wp/aie can be easily deleted, it doesn't even seem that any contributor would be appeared. Somewhat more developed projects were deleted from here without special objections. --Wolverène (talk) 07:08, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg deleted --MF-W {a, b} 23:53, 25 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Wp/dlm Looks like this project has some hybrid contents and prefixes. Some contents are in Dalmatian, while others are in Croatian or Slovenian. It is safely to delete because it has hybrid contents. It needs spelling corrections, either it needs to all in Dalmatian. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by LOLI'mfriggin silly (discussioncontribs) 2021-11-27 02:49.

  • You want to amputate a leg when just a single toe hurts. I looked through all the pages of this Wikipedia, and the only problematic pages are following: Wp/dlm/100articles, Wp/dlm/list (list of most-needed articles and a short dictionary, both written in English, but such pages are not unusual for smaller wikis); Wp/dlm/Alpi Dinaricul, Wp/dlm/Split, Wp/dlm/Dinara (written in Romanian, must be deleted); Wp/dlm/Šibenik, Wp/dlm/Zadar, Wp/dlm/Curuv (written in a mix of Dalmatian and Romanian, should be deleted unless somebody would re-write Romanian fragments); Wp/dlm/Srbia (can be merged with Wp/dlm/Armania); Wp/dlm/Phonology de Dalmatisun (written in English and out of scope, must be deleted); Wp/dlm/Dalmaćia (written in a mix of different languages, must be deleted and Wp/dlm/Dalmazia has to be renamed into the freed Dalmaćia); Wp/dlm/Kategorija:Dalmacija (probably a mistake); Wp/dlm/Tuone Udaina (Italian-language parts can be easily removed); Wp/dlm/Dalmacija (must be deleted as being written in Croatian). Wp/dlm/Main page is not completely in Dalmatian but it's not a big deal for most of wikis here, contributors are awaited. All other pages don't look like obviously badly-written ones, for me they are mostly a product by those who are able to speak the language. "It needs spelling corrections" - it does indeed, it will depend on revitalisation activists if they'll appear here. Not the worst example of an Incubator wiki. --Wolverène (talk) 06:15, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Alright -Wolverène LOLI'mfriggin silly (talk) 13:29, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • Neutral Someone needs to investigate if the contents are fix-able, or just a totally joke. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 13:54, 8 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    You what are meme edits? Meme edits are also known joke edits. LOLI'mfriggin silly (talk) 01:19, 9 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    Delete It has no native speakers even though language has been revived.LOLI'mfriggin silly (talk) 07:33, 15 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    It is either revived or has no native speakers, never these two at once. --Wolverène (talk) 11:52, 21 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    This project needs to be kept at least the end of December, but in Janaury 2022 it has to deleted soon..LOLI'mfriggin silly (talk 02:56, 27 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    Also @Wolverène I would point that recent "activities" of this project look so frivolous due to linguistic LTAs e.g. Bosco1122. So not only this one, all the test projects need cleanup because this really holds up many recent approval requests. At least 3 approval requests are refused at the moment due to fake contributions. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 06:21, 30 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg deleted extinct language (therefore invalid), inactive for years. --MF-W {a, b} 23:58, 25 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Wp/adf, Wp/ajt, Wp/fpe, Wp/jge, Wp/jye, Wp/kic, Wp/mey, Wp/mid, Wp/pot, Wp/sjw, Wp/yej, Wp/yhd, Wp/yud

User:Sailor Ceres created all of these during 2021 with the summary "Will create this later", but nothing else was done there and they are empty. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 08:08, 13 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose idk about that user but deleting the test wikis will send a message to potential users in the future who would like to contribute to them not to bother. -📜GIFNK📖DLM💻MMXX🏰 (TALK🎙 | CONTRIBS) 13:48, 13 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As the creator of these wikis, I have simply been unable to get around to working on them. I have a lot of projects I'm working on. I do intend to get around to these. --Sailor Ceres (talk) 19:20, 13 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Delete no evidence Sailor Ceres "has knowledge in" so many languages, I would drop AGF and start assuming bad faith for em. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 12:03, 14 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Done Useless placeholders - deleted. --MF-W {a, b} 15:25, 14 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Empty category with no corresponding project, but I can't tag it for deletion since the language code is blacklisted. 1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk) 18:59, 13 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Deleted. --MF-W {a, b} 15:27, 14 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]


The Middle English Incubator has been largely abandoned by the project creators, appearing now to be headed by a "CanadianToast", who doesn't claim any level of literacy in the language. It is being completely overrun by "meme" edits and inaccurate language. I couldnt find a single editor who advertises any understanding of the language. The few pages that do exist, are largely inaccurate, minuscule, or irrelevant. 14:02, 26 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Keep - Instead of complaining and trying to delete the entire project you could just contribute to it. The way you're speaking makes it seem like you are knowledgeable in Middle English and could help fix issues. That is a whole lot better than getting rid of everything so many people have spent time building. It's not that hard to mend 100 articles. I'm a newer learner of Middle English, and I understand that some of my edits may not be accurate but I welcome any and all corrections to my work. This project has been inactive for some time, and myself and a few other editors are doing our best to revive it. --CanadianToast (talk) 19:47, 26 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Fixing the existing pages isn't practical currently in my opinion, all it takes is a "Frogge / Dogge / Pigge" comedy video going viral again, and you'll immediately have dozens of people making non-serious edits for their own fun. Without fluent moderation to prevent that, it just allows a free-for-all to take place, leading to the Incubator looking extremely unprofessional and unappealing for more fluent users. Barring an extreme change to the method of moderation, I don't see a positive reason for the continued existence of the project, thus my request. -- 22:53, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
Just look in the recent changes, most of the changes are not joke edits and those that are get reverted. Btw, you can revert those joke edits yourself if you notice them. Also, you can ask an admin to ban the users who vandalize. Fixing the existing pages is very practical and is happening. Also, Middle English Wikipedia grows by several pages every day and those aren’t joke edits. To conclude, the actual contribution by far outweigh the joke edits. -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 07:12, 10 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Move to Incubator Plus, by simple keeping we only got more and more scowiki-like problems, I see no reason this language will be accepted by langcom, but still useful for non-WMF materials. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 00:42, 27 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Liuxinyu970226 How would one go about starting a project on Incubator Plus? --CanadianToast (talk) 16:36, 27 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
And how do you think that this project can be accepted? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 00:26, 28 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
What do you mean? --CanadianToast (talk) 03:55, 28 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@CanadianToast: Per m:LPP:

Ancient or historical languages Only Wikisource wikis in ancient or historical languages are accepted, because resources in such languages continue to be important to the world, even in the absence of native, living speakers of those languages. Where possible, such languages should be bundled with the modern equivalent Wikisource project (such as Old English with English), though that is not required.

--Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 01:30, 29 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Liuxinyu970226: Ah, I see. So it looks like it doesn't have a good chance of being accepted, but despite this I think it should be kept here. There are other projects in similar situations on Incubator and Middle English Wikipedia has been here since at least 2005 if I'm not mistaken. However, I'm not entirely opposed to moving it to Incubator Plus. --CanadianToast (talk) 17:05, 29 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Afaik, "Incubator Plus" is supposed to work like Incubator, just that it isn't Incubator. --MF-W {a, b} 08:37, 28 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Alright, thanks. --CanadianToast (talk) 17:33, 28 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
That is correct. It has the same prefix system and can draw images from Commons. The only true difference is that it is hosted by Miraheze and not Wikimedia, which allows Wikimedia Plus to host projects that are rejected from here. --OWTB (talk) 09:01, 31 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Keep I agree with CanadinToast, if you know that there are mistakes in our Middle English, why don’t you correct it? Also if you look on the test wiki activity, you can clearly see that on January it has received more attention and much more people have contributed so there’s no any reason to delete it. -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 08:33, 28 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
If there’s inaccurate language you can correct it, then ping the user who made the mistake and explain why it’s inaccurate. I’m sure most of the users try to write as accurately as possible. -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 08:37, 28 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Also, @ScriptorHistoriae: told in the proposal page that while he thinks that the proposal is weak, the test wiki is impressive that he think it can be created once we have more than 100 pages. If I’m not mistaken we already have more than that. -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 18:29, 28 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Gifnk dlm 2020: Wikipedia isn't the only wiki to describe in one language, we have many other opinions. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 01:35, 29 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Liuxinyu970226:, what do you mean? Also, about the statement that only wikisources can exist in an ancient or historical language, it’s written in Wp/enm:"This test has a valid language code, but note that it is an extinct, historical or ancient language so it will be hard to get a Wikimedia project." Yes, I agree that it’s hard but it’s not impossible so I don’t see why you want to close it. -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 07:55, 29 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Gifnk dlm 2020: If you think that there should really have an, you may try to request it at Meta-Wiki, but then what will be happened? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 09:08, 29 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • Delete or move, whatever. The Language Policy is crystal clear about ancient languages: no new projects are to be created. They seldom get substantial: those few that can write in the language usually abandon their hobby after a few months. This is, of course, a problem with wikis in regional languages too, but these are supported by ideals (language preservation, emancipation, alternative perspectives) that wikis in ancient languages fail to meet. Besides, in its written form, the English language has changed little since the twelfth century. You could say a Middle English Wikipedia already exists. Its similarity to Modern English also means that this project is likely to attract non-expert edits à la, as has already been pointed out above. Steinbach (talk) 11:02, 15 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Middle English Wikipedia is not a new wiki-it was created in 2009. Also, this specific wiki is substantial-just look in the recent edits or press "Check Test Wiki Activity". And also, Middle English is different from Modern English so it’s impossible to say that Modern English Wikipedia is a Middle English Wikipedia. And to all the people who say it attracts joke edits, all wikis attract joke edits so you might as well shut down the Wikimedia Foundation if you are gonna use that sort of logic. Do you know how many joke edits in English Wikipedia survive for several days? Also, it’s written that deleting a test wiki isn’t related to the LangCom. -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 06:26, 16 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Gifnk dlm 2020: The third proposal for such an enm.wikipedia was rejected 4 years ago as "An extinct proto-language." I don't see why you have reasons to contest. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 06:56, 4 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Liuxinyu970226:, because this test wiki is very active so I think that this rule should change. This test wiki is prospering in the Incubator but if it is moved to incubator plus I think many people would lose interest. Also, if we allow wikis in historical languages, this will prove the point that there are wikis in ALL languages and might encourage speakers of endangered languages to contribute to wikis in those endangered languages. Also, some people might be interested only in editing in historical languages wiki at first, but then spread out and also edit in wikis in modern languages and this will be beneficial for all wikimedia projects. Wikis in historical languages are usually not active not because people don’t want to edit in those languages but because people are not aware of those wikis. If you know people who know Middle English you can tell them about this wiki, and you can also read a bit about the differences between Modern English and Middle English and then contribute by yourself. I recommend you use this Middle English dictionary. (BTW, the message about contributing is not specifically to you but to all the users who read this). -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 08:04, 4 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Keep --PastelKos (talk) 11:09, 11 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Why? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 00:01, 10 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Liuxinyu970226:, idk why you expect him to answer if you haven’t pinged him but there are many arguments for keeping it above. Also, I don’t see what you or anyone else can gain from deleting Middle English Wikipedia. -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 14:25, 1 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I would like to add that people interested in ancient languages can start editing wikis in those ancient languages and then expand to other wikis which will be beneficial to the entire wikimedia foundation. -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 09:50, 2 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Please feel free to do so, by submitting here. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 10:23, 2 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Liuxinyu970226:, thank you very much for your reply! The reason I haven’t submitted yet is because I’m not sure which way is better: submitting a fourth request with all the arguments why I think there should be wikis in ancient languages or first post a request for comment from an admin requesting to change the policy. Thanks in advance, -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 12:52, 3 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
If there’s now an open request, doesn’t that mean that this proposal should be closed? -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 08:56, 5 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Liuxinyu970226: In Incubator:Requests for deletions it’s written that you can only request to delete test wikis that don’t have a proposal or were rejected. This test wiki now has an open proposal so shouldn’t the proposal to delete this test wiki be closed? Thanks in advance, -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 16:00, 5 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Because the proposal has been rejected, which nobody is surprised about. I suggest moving this project somewhere else. --MF-W {a, b} 21:14, 16 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
This is just why I voted "move to Incubator Plus" instead of "delete" above, since this language code isn't suitable for Wikipedia, and the contents look very well. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 23:28, 16 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Comment I emailed a Miraheze administrator today to see if they're interested in taking over this test project or not, this will let this project be a domained, though not part of WMF, encyclopedia project. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 11:13, 23 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Comment I posted a request for comment at meta to change the policy. If the content really looks very well then using common sense it should be allowed to stay. Despite the fact that I have only left the request today, two people have already left comments expressing their support. Moving those wikis from WMF will cause a migration of users from WMF, however keeping them will cause users interested in ancient languages to join WMF and they might expand their reach to other projects as well. -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 19:55, 25 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Prosfilaes, Future Perfect at Sunrise: What's your opinions on their RFC? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 10:04, 27 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
And Gifnk dlm 2020, your RFC has recently got two oppose responses, so I don't know how I can support you, as that said, Good Bye, your works very well, but the WMF is a dead stone for you and me, that WMF won't change anything here. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 09:17, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Keep That's the purpose of Incubator after all. Even if scowiki-like problems occur, it's clear that it's under development and not a full-fledged wiki. Unless there is something seriously wrong with the wiki, that is. Leaderboard (talk) 15:34, 5 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Keep This is an Incubator wiki, not a distinct Wikipedia that's actually got a subdomain. Delete the trash articles, but keep the rest. --Sailor Ceres (talk) 02:02, 13 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Sailor Ceres: thank you very much for your support! Unfortunately currently ancient languages are not eligible for new wikis so some users think that it’s pointless to keep the test wikis. There has been a request to change this policy and it can be found here. If this request is approved then it will be just as yours suggested. The trash articles will be deleted, and the test will be kept. This is not canvassing, just informing. Also, @Leaderboard: thank you very much! It’s a bit weird in my opinion that you wrote neutral in the RfC, your comments look like a support for me😅. -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 15:38, 14 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

User:Gifnk dlm 2020: I see that preparations for exporting the project are now being made. I also see that the strange happenings on the RFC (who even understands what's going on there anymore? …) have caused some panic about the allegedly impending deletion of the Wp/enm pages. I do think that it probably makes sense to delete the test-project if policy stays at not allowing approval of it, but I also wanted to assure you all that we won't delete the pages all of a sudden. If the contributors want to save their work elsewhere, we have always made this possible. --MF-W {a, b} 19:38, 12 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@MF-Warburg:, I see. Thank you very much! I will inform the other users in the discussion page. -Gifnk dlm 2020 If only Middle English Wikipedia could be saved(talk) 20:56, 12 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I'd prefer delete it because it's useless LOLI'mfriggin silly (talk) 12:25, 26 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Keep Knowing what Wikipedia is supposed to be, I mean Wikipedia's first and direct duty as a duty to share information. It doesn't matter what language, or in what way. Middle English is a historical language, of high cultural and linguistic significance. A Wikipedia project based on Middle English will allow us to look at Wikipedia not as a collection of conservatives who flinch at every rustle, but as a courageous and progressive community, able to show how knowledge relevant to modern humanity would have been communicated in earlier times. I deeply support this and other experimental language projects. Only a person who knows a certain language is capable of soberly assessing the possibilities of that language in terms of information transmission, and although it is not always possible to convince others of this, we should not give up, but we must fight and defend our point of view and the right to preserve and develop our language divisions. This is the only way we can prove to everyone that the future does not lie in blind conservatism, and that the old rules are not always applicable and objective, they do not always work for the development of Wikipedia and humanity as a whole. If we want to achieve something, we should not be constrained by biased rules, even though they cannot constrain us. If we want to achieve something, we must walk not only off the beaten path, but also on roads without trails. Only through long and difficult experiments, only by overcoming many of the heaviest prejudices has humanity reached the high level of development where it is today. Man created microcontrollers, flew to the moon, photographed other planets in his solar system and looked into the farthest depths of the universe, studied the structure of matter and various natural phenomena. Although we still have a long way to go, and much can still be turned upside down in our scientific understanding, without experimentation and work we will not know or verify anything. I am sure that if every pioneer, scientist, and inventor had someone behind him to forbid experimentation when their research had not reached the middle of nowhere, we would be writing with goose quills on parchment today, and we would only dream of modernity with its blessings and inventions. At least let Middle English be one of those swallows that will lead Wikipedia to prosperity in the future.--Calad-ne-dúath (talk) 17:06, 23 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • "but as a courageous and progressive community" isn't true, see [1], all of their "efforts" are judged by one langcom member as "Thank you for the personal attacks."
  • "Only a person who knows a certain language is capable of soberly assessing the possibilities of that language in terms of information transmission" That's just the concerns to the wiki, one of the writting style of webpages, not strongly about what you're speaking.
  • "This is the only way we can prove to everyone that the future does not lie in blind conservatism" I guess Fandom can also do it. With the current Foundation's review, I would say non of these Ancient, Extinct and/or Historical languages are considered to have a new wiki, that said on m:LPP, The Wikimedia Foundation does not seek to develop new linguistic entities, not Wikipedia.
  • "we should not be constrained by biased rules" Not really true for every one, at least I'd love to do something that do "constrained by biased rules". Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 01:42, 16 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • This request for deletion should be rejected because there’s an open request at meta. -Slava Ukraini Heroyam Slava 123 (talk) 09:30, 27 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    It will likely to be rejected, so this deletion request isn't invalid. Also, I would warn you that your comments like this are in fact violating the cleanstart rule, please do not do so by just once anymore, or otherwise I'll report your behaviors via some proper ways. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 04:29, 4 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Comment Comment, I’m Gifnk dlm 2020 and I have already voted above. Please don’t count this as another vote, just as a comment. -🇺🇦Slava🇺🇦Ukraini🇺🇦Heroyam🇺🇦Slava🇺🇦(talk)🇺🇦 11:50, 5 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Slava Ukraini Heroyam Slava 123 Did you really read the Clean start page? It also requires must avoid editing patterns or behaviors that would allow other users to recognize and identify the account. Unless if you can fully cancel words like "should be rejected because there’s an open request at meta" (e.g. by just striking them), you're still violating, and if such return-behaviors still occur, include "keeping Wp/enm", then... I'd love to not repeat what I will do. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 10:26, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Liuxinyu970226:, I’m not pretending to do a clean start. I have clarified the relationship between the accounts and this is a fully disclosed sockpuppet. I have written not to mention this as a vote just as a comment. I have also mentioned in my userpage that I have previously edited as User:Gifnk dlm 2020. -🇺🇦Slava🇺🇦Ukraini🇺🇦Heroyam🇺🇦Slava🇺🇦(talk)🇺🇦 11:59, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Leaderboard:, sorry to bother you but since you explained in Talk:Wp/enm maybe you can try? I’m not trying to hide the fact that the accounts are related so I don’t see why I shouldn’t continue the editing patterns. -🇺🇦Slava🇺🇦Ukraini🇺🇦Heroyam🇺🇦Slava🇺🇦(talk)🇺🇦 12:09, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    I have striked out the comment you don’t like but IMO it’s obvious that I have been editing in good faith. -🇺🇦Slava🇺🇦Ukraini🇺🇦Heroyam🇺🇦Slava🇺🇦(talk)🇺🇦 13:00, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Liuxinyu970226: Stop it. You are needlessly assuming malice from a user, despite all signs showing that the user has done nothing wrong. You've been clearly told on what this user's intention was (here and on Wikibooks, if not elsewhere); it's bordering on harassment. For some reason, you're bent on applying a specific Wikipedia rule that doesn't even apply in this case.
    At worst it's a case of that user having a sockpuppet that is clearly disclosed - this is not against Wikimedia policies and I expect someone like you to know this. Leaderboard (talk) 14:06, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Leaderboard It's not a Wikipedia-specific rule, but a global ruler-of-behavior, so the actual man should "Stop it" IS YOU, NOT ME. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 14:32, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Liuxinyu970226: As I told you before, that user can be construed to using a sockpuppet that has clearly been disclosed. Please use common sense.
    (Plus the rule you cited has never been formally approved, but that's off-topic here) Leaderboard (talk) 14:54, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Liuxinyu: This is nonsense and you should know it. Please stop attacking this user who calls you out on it and stop attacking the other user of sockpuppetry. --MF-W {a, b} 20:17, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Ah ok I stopped it. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 22:56, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    To Slava Ukraini... thx. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 14:51, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

It's really time to close this discussion. As it has dragged on for a long time and there is quite some content in Wp/enm, I propose to leave a month's time until the deletion of the project, so that the test-wiki contributors can save the content somewhere else, if they want to. Then, we will delete it on or after June 1. --MF-W {a, b} 20:17, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@MF-Warburg:, I have informed about this in Talk:Wp/enm. -🇺🇦Slava🇺🇦Ukraini🇺🇦Heroyam🇺🇦Slava🇺🇦(talk)🇺🇦 11:03, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • The projects running by just one or two regular users are problematic, especially if they are not native speakers and they are biased. Well, that's not like I'm denying the Russia's crimes against Ukraine (yes I'm not denying), but this bulk of edits, in addition to other problems mentioned above, looks like a clear political POV pushing. E.g. the statement that Russia/Muscovy stole the Ukraine's historical name looks comic since "Русь" inherited from a Finno-Ugric word meaning the people of Eastern Sweden (cf. Finnish 'Ruotsi' as the term for Sweden), and only in the XII century "Русь" became somewhat an umbrella term for the East Slavic tribes (not just those who lived in the modern-time Ukraine). Ukraine stole the name from Swedes, Russia just stole the stolen, believe that guy! I'm wondering how many schizo-theories may contain the project of the Middle English Wikipedia already, and how many it will contain. Sometimes it's better to do something helpful without pretending to be a Wikipedian. --Wolverène (talk) 08:23, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Let's not get into a discussion about this. The deletion is already decided upon. -- MF-W {a, b} 11:58, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Deleted. --MF-W {a, b} 21:19, 1 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Was deleted following this discussion, later someone re-created the Wp/ota/آنا صحیفه, but only then added "contents" that are machine translated from tr.wikipedia, as requests were rejected for 4 times, I see no hopes there may even have a successful ota.wikipedia launched. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 23:56, 10 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

One existing page deleted. Further recreations prevented by the abusefilter. --MF-W {a, b} 20:47, 4 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Please delete these pages. Pure vandalism created by a vandal.--PAVLOV (talk) 06:49, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Looks like this has been handled by Minorax. 1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk) 21:32, 1 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]