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Here are some Constructed language tasks: Several articles about constructed languages have been deleted for lack of verifiability, independent resources or notability. If you think one of the following subjects meets Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, don't hesitate dig it up from the graveyard, but don't forget to add proper references:
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More tasks[edit]

Instead of writing articles for the red links quoted above, I there are a few other things we should IMO give priority. I've listed them below. —IJzeren Jan In mij legge alle fogultjes een ij 15:12, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

Red links[edit]

First of all, we should really have a discussion about the question whether we REALLY want those articles. If we put up a list of red links in the Portal (a featured portal, mind ;) ), we should at least be able to promise the person who writes it that it will "in all likeliness" survive an AfD. Looking at the list above, I'm far from sure we can do that in all cases.

This is more or less the same issue Kaleissin addressed on Jon's talk page. —IJzeren Jan In mij legge alle fogultjes een ij 15:12, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

New web on Universalglot: http://es.groups.yahoo.com/group/universalglot/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.146.148.149 (talk) 19:04, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

Template[edit]

See here. Jon made a proposal, and I made one based on Jon's. I'm not going to advertise mine in comparison with Jon's. The basic difference is that Jon tries to cover almost all conlang-related articles, while I tried to limit myself to the most important stuff. Anyway, I think we should find an answer to the question which one to use:

  • Jon's
  • Mine
  • Something else
  • No template at all.

IJzeren Jan In mij legge alle fogultjes een ij 15:12, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

I slightly prefer yours to Jon's, but I think it needs to be pruned even further. It's roughly the same size or even larger than some of the smaller conlang articles, which seems excessive. Probably it should just link to the main articles about types of conlang, and maybe some articles about conlang-related matters like Relexification and Translation relay, with very few if any links to specific languages. --Jim Henry 20:06, 7 January 2006 (UTC)
Agreed - the point should be to link to general information about conlangs, not to send them to every other conlang page. It's not a webring :) DenisMoskowitz 19:00, 9 January 2006 (UTC)
Moved to Wikipedia:WikiProject Constructed languages/Templates and added {{Constructed languages}}. Added 'notable' wording but didn't actually prune the list; someone else please do so. Templates displayed on all pages should be slender and widely applicable. Sai Emrys ¿? 01:38, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Order instead of Chaos[edit]

The way the article Constructed language is set up, is actually quite clear. But there are a lot of subpages that overlap, contain double and sometimes conflicting data... In short, I think it would be worth to reorganise this whole thing a little.

IJzeren Jan In mij legge alle fogultjes een ij 15:12, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

Okay, never mind, I've already done most of that. I've merged all lists found under artistic language, fictional language, list of fictional languages, international auxiliary language, engineered language, and the list of constructed languages itself into one renewed and fairly complete list of constructed languages. The other lists have been replaced with a link pointing to the corresponding section of the latter.
I've expanded the description of "fictional language" somewhat in artistic language#fictional languages. Right now, neither fictional language nor the list of fictional languages have any info that can't be found on artistic language or the list of constructed languages. In other words, in my opinion they should both become redirects. That also solves the discussion about a merger of fictional language with its corresponding list.
That's at least my idea. But there is a possible alternative solution: that we move the entire list of constructed languages#fictional languages back to the list of fictional languages and replace it with a link to it. It's not my preferred solution, because there is quite some overlap between fictional languages and other artistic languages and we will soon end up with new doublets again. But before I go on and turn articles into redirects, I'd appreciate some input first. —IJzeren Jan In mij legge alle fogultjes een ij 12:32, 5 January 2006 (UTC)
I say you've done a good thing - let's leave it like that. DenisMoskowitz 16:56, 5 January 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. So, what precisely do you mean? Turn fictional language and list of fictional languages into redirects, then? —IJzeren Jan In mij legge alle fogultjes een ij 18:32, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

Gibson Code[edit]

I added a stub for Gibson Code, which is as far as I can tell a constructed language. If anyone who watches this page knows anything more about it, please help the stub along. -- Rick Block (talk) 18:35, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

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Wikipedia Day Awards[edit]

Hello, all. It was initially my hope to try to have this done as part of Esperanza's proposal for an appreciation week to end on Wikipedia Day, January 15. However, several people have once again proposed the entirety of Esperanza for deletion, so that might not work. It was the intention of the Appreciation Week proposal to set aside a given time when the various individuals who have made significant, valuable contributions to the encyclopedia would be recognized and honored. I believe that, with some effort, this could still be done. My proposal is to, with luck, try to organize the various WikiProjects and other entities of wikipedia to take part in a larger celebrartion of its contributors to take place in January, probably beginning January 15, 2007. I have created yet another new subpage for myself (a weakness of mine, I'm afraid) at User talk:Badbilltucker/Appreciation Week where I would greatly appreciate any indications from the members of this project as to whether and how they might be willing and/or able to assist in recognizing the contributions of our editors. Thank you for your attention. Badbilltucker 16:52, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Language codes for constructed languages[edit]

I've made a table of language codes for constructed languages. Is this suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia? And if so, where? (I would need to add some words of explanation, of course.) --Zundark 16:35, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Moved to ISO, SIL, and BCP language codes for constructed languages. Please check for articles about language codes for other languages, copy their metainfo, and link both to an from. Sai Emrys ¿? 01:14, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

New Esperanto task force[edit]

I've just created an Esperanto task force to tag, assess, create, and maintain articles on Esperanto in particular. I've already tagged and assessed every known article in Category:Esperanto and all of its subcategories, but the task force is still very basic. I'm trying to create the {{Wikipedia:Version_1.0_Editorial_Team/Constructed_language_articles_by_quality_statistics}} chart for Esperanto-specific articles, but I'm not sure how to do it. Help would be greatly appreciated. TFCforever

I don't think you can do so easily. The current chart (on the WP:CL main page) is auto-generated by bot. It understands 'quality' and 'importance' (the latter tag is messed up in {{WP conlangs}} - needs fixing; I made {{WP conlangs sandbox}} but something's wrong in it). It doesn't know any other tags TTBOMK. You could make a bot for the purpose, or make a new category.... dunno really. Try asking on WP:1.0? Sai Emrys ¿? 06:59, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Fictional Language article/category[edit]

The article Fictional language is, for some reason, not the main article for Category:Fictional languages. I don't know how this would be fixed, so I'm alerting you folks. Bowmanjj (talk) 09:26, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

 Done This could also be done by editing the category page to have a text intro with a link to Fictional language. Sai Emrys ¿? 10:44, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Userbox[edit]

If any of you guys wants to advertise your membership, I made a userbox for it.

Conlang WikiProject
This user is a member of WikiProject Constructed languages.
Which is {{User Conlang-Wikiproject}} correct it if you want, I don't really care. Manu-vetalk pro Skicontribs 22:40, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
Moved to {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Constructed languages/Userbox}}. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Constructed languages/Templates. Sai Emrys ¿? 00:35, 25 January 2008 (UTC)
There was a bug in the way the template handled the project membership category, which I've fixed. Pi zero (talk) 13:02, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

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Kesen[edit]

Can anyone please check the article Kesen language?

It is categorized as "constructed", but it looks more like a standardization of a local dialect, and it has problematic sources too.

Thanks in advance. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 13:46, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Discuss it at Talk:Kesen language#Constructed. In any case, controlled languages are also within the scope of WP:CL. I personally know nothing about it and my Japanese is too poor to comprehend the links given, but the article text does appear to indicate that there was creative authorship involved in some way, even if the language is largely a posteriori from some existing dialect. Sai Emrys ¿? 06:17, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Esperanto profanity[edit]

I have begun this urgently needed article. Please feel free to expand it. - Smerdis of Tlön (talk) 01:30, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

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Arahau[edit]

It's been proposed to merge Arahau into the main article on its creator, the Russian writer Ivan Karasev. I don't have a dog in this fight; I'd never heard of Arahau or Karasev until today. What do y'all think? Does anyone have evidence of Arahau being independently notable? --Jim Henry (talk) 16:53, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

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Globish[edit]

I rewrote Globish, with citations for each statement. I removed all promotional language (although most of the internet links are still there). I believe the content is now non-controversial. The remaining question is whether this is a distinct notable topic, or if it should be merged into another topic. Mrevan (talk) 13:16, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Popular articles subpage[edit]

I've added WP:CL to the popular pages list bot. Sai Emrys ¿? 03:50, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Na'vi[edit]

Started Na'vi language. Rated it as mid importance, where Volapuk is. You might want to rate it higher than that, considering the attention it's likely to receive--probably more than any conlang apart from Klingon & Eo. kwami (talk) 08:40, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

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Grabowski Prize[edit]

Grabowski Prize was recently the recipient of a {{Prod}}. May now be resolved but the article would benefit from further expansion. -Arb. (talk) 01:10, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

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Grabbing your shortcut[edit]

Guys, if it's okay, I'd like to grab the WP:CL shortcut for WP:Clerking. The last time this page was edited by a project member was 2009; do you still need that shortcut? - Dank (push to talk) 22:44, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Before changing a shortcut like that, you should look at Special:WhatLinksHere, to see what will need to be fixed before you can safely change it. Special:WhatLinksHere/WP:CL. There are clearly lots of places where it's used. --Pi zero (talk) 14:50, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
Also note that the shortcut for the (featured) portal is P:CL. --Pi zero (talk) 15:07, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
We'll know within a month whether people want to treat clerking as its own thing or whether it's better handled strictly at WT:UAA, in which case it's a moot point. Anyway, it's not "unsafe" if 3-year-old article talk page comments don't link to the right page any more; in the rare event that someone clicks on the link, they'll see at the top of the page (thanks Xeno) that they need one more click to get to the right page. - Dank (push to talk) 15:33, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
Just noticed you reverted and asked for more time; not a problem. If you can get some interest in this wikiproject going, that's the best possible outcome. - Dank (push to talk) 15:38, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

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Afrihili[edit]

I've expanded the Afrihili article based on what I've been able to dig up. Looks like a fun language. If anyone can find anything else, it would be appreciated. — kwami (talk) 17:45, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

Eaiea AfD[edit]

The conlang Eaiea is up at AfD. Even though the article cites http://www.mubetapsi.org/clef/print/clef_s09.pdf, a reliable independent source that gives the subject non-trivial coverage, Hermione Is a Dude wants to delete it. Come and "vote" at Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Eaiea_(2nd_nomination) and be sure to check the article out before voting. Wiwaxia (talk) 23:40, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Portal:Constructed languages nominated for deletion[edit]

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Category: Volapükologists[edit]

I've added Category:Volapükologists and tagged those who were listed at Volapükologist. -- Evertype· 19:12, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Excellent!
However, I also noticed a new Category:Translators to Volapük. To be very honest, this seems like over-categorising to me. Wouldn't the translators in question feel perfectly at home in Category:Volapükologists?
For the record, how real and how relevant is the difference between Volapükists and Volapükologists, really? Is it documented somewhere, or is it in fact original research? I am asking, because to me this whole differentiation looks a bit artificial. After all, both must have learned or studied the language (at least to some degree), the only difference being the degree in which the subject takes the whole thing seriously. Obviously, nowadays nobody takes Volapük seriously as a contender for a world language, and in the case of people living 100 years ago it is not always easy to find out what there motives were.
At least, it's perfectly fine to categorise people as Volapükologists, but in my opinion the corresponding articles should somehow make it clear what makes them Volapükologists.
Best, —IJzeren Jan Uszkiełtu? 14:20, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
Well, I had originally tagged Ralph Midgley as Category:Translators, and I was told that it was best to use a language-specific translator category. That's why the Category:Translators to Volapük and Category:Translators to Neo now exist. See Category:Translators_by_destination_language. There are lots.
I think it was the Esperantists who first distinguished between eo:Volapukisto and eo:Volapukologo, and the distinction seems fair enough, since today only the latter are really active. Your point about the corresponding articles is relevant enough, however. Do you think something like "So-and-so is considered (by whom?) a Volapükologist because of his work at [whatever]"? -- Evertype· 15:24, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
From what I have understood, Esperantology is the science that deals with inner linguistics of Esperanto. That does not really match the description "a volapükologist is a person whose scientific interest is Volapük or who learns the language for hobby reasons". To say the least, this looks like one of those cases of the Esperanto worldview being projected way outside its realm. Well, in the case of Esperanto, the difference kind of makes sense, but in the case of Volapük I very much doubt it.
As for translators... To be quite honest, I don't see the need for any of those subcategories. To use Neo as an example, wouldn't it be sufficient if the article Neo language mentioned him as the person who made certain translations and the article Ralph Midgley mentioned that he made several translations into Neo and Volapük? If so, the information is stored already well enough, if you ask me - and that without creating categories which are very unlikely to ever grow beyond one or two articles.
I'd also add that we're getting on thin ice with such categories. After all, many conlangers translate longer texts into their own language(s), and so do I. Still, I wouldn't qualify myself as a translator because of that, but only because I am a professional translator anyway.
As far as adding people to the category Category:Volapükists, the definition of a Volapükologist does not require much (according to that very definition, I am one as well). It would be sufficient to mention that a person is a member of the Volapük Academy since XX/XX/XXXX, wrote this and that in or about Volapük, is an active member of the Volapük community, etc. IMO categories should never give information that is not contained in the article itself (but I am aware of the fact that it happens often anyway). —IJzeren Jan Uszkiełtu? 16:15, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

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Should certain articles be included in this WikiProject?[edit]

I've noticed that some of the articles are people who are on Wikipedia simply because they speak Esperanto & are well known. Shouldn't there just be a list titled Fluent Esperanto speakers that you can get to from the Esperanto page? If that is done it tells just about as much info as a good deal of these pages. If you need to also couldn't you say a sentence or two saying why they are prominent enough to be put on the list. T97π (talk) 12:58, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Help?[edit]

So I'm new to wipedia & I'd like to get involved in this Wiki project but this place seems deserted. I've found out its not but I would like perhaps a bit more guidance on maybe what to do. And maybe what you're looking for in articles & what do they need to be qualified into a Conlang article. Something like that. Sorry for tagging this project as inactive but it looked like it was & I knew if it wasn't people would change it back which they did. I'm glad this isn't inactive. T97π (talk) 03:37, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Welcome! Well, the place certainly isn't as active as it has been in the past. I suppose that is because practically every possible article about the subject has already been written - conlangs that don't have an article at this point are in all likeliness not going to meet the standards of notability, verifiability etc. anyway. In other words, for people who want to write new articles, there is little to be done here. However, there are several other things that need work. If you take a look at the hundreds of articles we have in this project, you will notice that many articles are full of ugly tags - expressing doubts regarding notability, original research, neutrality etc. - and that most of those that don't have them are very short articles that probably managed to fly under the radar. Indeed, many conlang articles have little or no references. One thing you could try is expanding existing articles, improving them, finding sources for them, addressing tags, and also removing stuff that actually shouldn't be there at all (for example because there is no way of checking certain info). Constructed languages that have not been added to the project yet should be added and evaluated. Category:Constructed languages contains many articles that are also part of one of its underlying categories (for example, Category:International auxiliary languages) and therefore shouldn't be there. There is the Portal to take care of... Well, many things in fact! Cheers, —IJzeren Jan Uszkiełtu? 04:05, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the help. I have just a question or two. First off how should I find out if an article is of importance to this wikiproject or not & second how do I find some of the resources for the conlangs. Thanks for you help. T97π (talk) 03:56, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Grin Report[edit]

This article was deleted because of Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Grin Report. I'm guess that a better sourced article might be possible with knowledge of European languages. e.g. Europe – Democracy – Esperanto, Esperanto and Languages of the European Union all link to the deleted page, and fr:Rapport_Grin shows that this article exists in six other languages of Wikipedia. John Vandenberg (chat) 10:01, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Free Greek language for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Free Greek language is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Free Greek language until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Aɴɢʀ (talk) 20:02, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

VisualEditor at other Wikipedias[edit]

Hi everyone,

If anyone watching this page is active in Wikipedias that use Ido (language) or Esperanto, then I'd love to talk to you. WP:VisualEditor will be made available to all users there in December (next week!) for Ido and in January for Esperanto. A bit of testing and translation work before then would be helpful. If you're interested, please feel free to drop me a note. Thanks, Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 22:25, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

Popular pages tool update[edit]

As of January, the popular pages tool has moved from the Toolserver to Wikimedia Tool Labs. The code has changed significantly from the Toolserver version, but users should notice few differences. Please take a moment to look over your project's list for any anomalies, such as pages that you expect to see that are missing or pages that seem to have more views than expected. Note that unlike other tools, this tool aggregates all views from redirects, which means it will typically have higher numbers. (For January 2014 specifically, 35 hours of data is missing from the WMF data, which was approximated from other dates. For most articles, this should yield a more accurate number. However, a few articles, like ones featured on the Main Page, may be off).

Web tools, to replace the ones at tools:~alexz/pop, will become available over the next few weeks at toollabs:popularpages. All of the historical data (back to July 2009 for some projects) has been copied over. The tool to view historical data is currently partially available (assessment data and a few projects may not be available at the moment). The tool to add new projects to the bot's list is also available now (editing the configuration of current projects coming soon). Unlike the previous tool, all changes will be effective immediately. OAuth is used to authenticate users, allowing only regular users to make changes to prevent abuse. A visible history of configuration additions and changes is coming soon. Once tools become fully available, their toolserver versions will redirect to Labs.

If you have any questions, want to report any bugs, or there are any features you would like to see that aren't currently available on the Toolserver tools, see the updated FAQ or contact me on my talk page. Mr.Z-bot (talk) (for Mr.Z-man) 05:00, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

User categories for Blissymbolics[edit]

I have taken the liberty of creating Category:User zbl and the associated templates Template:User zbl, Template:User zbl-1, Template:User zbl-2, Template:User zbl-3, and Template:User zbl-5. (I did not create any zbl-4 because a visual symbolic language can hardly be said to be spoken at "a near native level".) Maybe some members of this project can populate the category; maybe some can even correct my Bliss grammar. Fishal (talk) 00:07, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

PRODs[edit]

Just to let y'all know: I've have nominated six conlang articles for deletion: Universalspraket, Eurolengo, UNI (artificial language), Mezhdunarodny Nauchny Yazyk, Barmoodan and Euronord. I believe we should at least observe a few minimum standards for articles about constructed languages when it comes to notability and verifiability, and these six don't seem to meet the most basic criteria. Do of course feel free to improve them and remove the PROD template! —IJzeren Jan Uszkiełtu? 01:40, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Note: To receive additional notifications about WikiProject X on this talk page, please add this page to Wikipedia:WikiProject X/Newsletter. Otherwise, this will be the last notification sent about WikiProject X.

Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

2016 Community Wishlist Survey Proposal to Revive Popular Pages[edit]

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Greetings WikiProject Constructed languages Members!

This is a one-time-only message to inform you about a technical proposal to revive your Popular Pages list in the 2016 Community Wishlist Survey that I think you may be interested in reviewing and perhaps even voting for:

If the above proposal gets in the Top 10 based on the votes, there is a high likelihood of this bot being restored so your project will again see monthly updates of popular pages.

Further, there are over 260 proposals in all to review and vote for, across many aspects of wikis.

Thank you for your consideration. Please note that voting for proposals continues through December 12, 2016.

Best regards, SteviethemanDelivered: 17:57, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Popular pages report[edit]

We – Community Tech – are happy to announce that the Popular pages bot is back up-and-running (after a one year hiatus)! You're receiving this message because your WikiProject or task force is signed up to receive the popular pages report. Every month, Community Tech bot will post at Wikipedia:WikiProject Constructed languages/Popular pages with a list of the most-viewed pages over the previous month that are within the scope of WikiProject Constructed languages.

We've made some enhancements to the original report. Here's what's new:

  • The pageview data includes both desktop and mobile data.
  • The report will include a link to the pageviews tool for each article, to dig deeper into any surprises or anomalies.
  • The report will include the total pageviews for the entire project (including redirects).

We're grateful to Mr.Z-man for his original Mr.Z-bot, and we wish his bot a happy robot retirement. Just as before, we hope the popular pages reports will aid you in understanding the reach of WikiProject Constructed languages, and what articles may be deserving of more attention. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at m:User talk:Community Tech bot.

Warm regards, the Community Tech Team 17:16, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Language Creation Society[edit]

Language Creation Society(2nd nomination)[edit]

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Language Creation Society (2nd nomination) Notability. Alleged WP:COI. Acerbic discussion. Counting merger discussions, a previous deletion, etc., looks closer to a 4th nomination. Sourcing was poorly done. I've fixed references and links. 7&6=thirteen () 13:35, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.

Background[edit]

On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is happening with portals, see the newsletter archive.

If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:32, 30 May 2018 (UTC)