Activities/Proposals/Support UK indigenous minority languages
Support the devlopment Wikimedia projects in UK-indigenous minority languages
Outline[edit | edit source]
Wikimedia UK could provide prizes to people who create "Good Articles" in the following projects:
We could also support future projects in Ullans.
Funding may be available from:
- The National Assembly for Wales
- The Northern Ireland Assembly - see £20m deal to protect Irish language
- The Scottish Parliament
See  for how Wikimedia Norway helped the Sami Wikipedia, which has 3,000 articles, using a £33,000 grant from the Sami Parliament.
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Discussion[edit | edit source]
It's definitely worth supporting those projects, but is giving prizes for getting an article to "Good Article" status the best approach? Bear in mind that a "Good Article" can vary in quality between different projects. I'd have thought the main thing would be to raise the profile of the projects, so some sort of limited competition might be a good approach; possibly in the case of Wikisource it might be more useful to source and digitize works (possibly provide finances for the digitization step) such that they can be proofread on wiki.
BTW, what's the story behind the "locked" projects? Mike Peel 22:19, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
- To some degree, such prizes may be useful, but only if done as a PR stunt. There is no point just giving prizes to people that are already contributing to the project. Another thing we could try is partnerships with publications in those languages. I imagine there are some weekly or monthly magazines/newsletters in them, it would be great if we could get a Wikipedia article (on a local topic, most likely) published in each edition. It would directly further our goal of getting information out there but would, more importantly, be excellent publicity. --Tango 03:26, 14 July 2009 (UTC)