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ELE text about wikifying language names[edit]

  • Vote starts: 10:15, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Vote ends: 10.15, 3 April 2012 (UTC) (7 days later)


  1. Symbol support vote.svg Support --Daniel 10:15, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
    Vote doesn't start for two days...? --Yair rand (talk) 10:29, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
    Starts immediately, ends 7 days later. I messed up the dates for a moment accidentally, but that's all fixed now. --Daniel 10:32, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
  2. Symbol support vote.svg Support. Ungoliant MMDCCLXIV 11:16, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
  3. Symbol support vote.svg SupportCodeCat 12:03, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
  4. Symbol support vote.svg Support. --Yair rand (talk) 12:43, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
  5. Symbol support vote.svg Support , but please don't do this change prematurely. -- Liliana 14:57, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
    What needs to be done before this is effected, or... well, what do you mean?​—msh210 (talk) 15:05, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
    I'm referring to this. -- Liliana 15:14, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
  6. Symbol support vote.svg Support.​—msh210 (talk) 15:03, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
  7. Symbol support vote.svg Support. Matthias Buchmeier (talk) 15:07, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
  8. Symbol support vote.svg Support --Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 17:02, 27 March 2012 (UTC) although I do seem to remember a bit of confusion in relation to two unrelated languages called Galician. --Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 17:02, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
  9. Symbol support vote.svg Support Maro 20:30, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
  10. Symbol support vote.svg Support.RuakhTALK 01:30, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
  11. Symbol support vote.svg Support. -- Andrew Krizhanovsky (talk) 12:52, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
  12. Symbol support vote.svg SupportAugPi (t) 13:44, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
  13. Symbol support vote.svg Support Dan Polansky (talk) 18:00, 29 March 2012 (UTC) Linking no language is one of the two most simple policies with close to no disadvantages: at worst, the person who does not know the language can select the name in Wiktionary, copy it to clipboard, and paste it to Wiktionary search field. Pasting the language name to Wikipedia could be more useful anyway. ---Dan Polansky (talk) 18:00, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
  14. Symbol support vote.svg Support --Vahag (talk) 14:31, 30 March 2012 (UTC)


  1. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose DAVilla 04:49, 29 March 2012 (UTC) I don't think it necessary to link nearly as many languages as we do. The top 40 rule was rather arbitrary from the beginning. Still, I'm not against linking some of the really obscure languages, and there still might be good reason for others, per EncycloPetey.
  2. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose EncycloPetey (talk) 02:43, 30 March 2012 (UTC) There are some languages that are regularly confused by name (e.g., Scots vs. Scots Gaelic), and a link cannot but help disambiguate them. I wouldn't mind linking less, but think we ought to link some. --EncycloPetey (talk) 02:43, 30 March 2012 (UTC)


  1. Abstain. As I understand it, this was not the consensus of WT:Beer parlour archive/2011/December#Poll: language linking in translation sections. The consensus was to remove the links from language templates which under the current system means that KassadBot (talkcontribs) will unlink them in translation sections. The fact that under our current system, one implies the other doesn't mean that both have a consensus. See also the talk page. Mglovesfun (talk) 13:29, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
    I don't know. The title of that section is "Poll: language linking in translation sections", but then the options include "I want all language templates to be unlinked" and "I want all language templates to be linked". So that section was clearly set up under the assumption that one does imply the other, and most voters seem to have shared that assumption, in that only one voter (yourself) seems to have even noticed that the assumption was being made; everyone else seems to have either taken it for granted without thinking, or else must have considered the distinction and not minded. —RuakhTALK 01:29, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
    Either way, language names in translation sections have been unlinked. This link is an amusing mass-unlinking in water, for example. --Daniel 09:21, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
    @Ruakh I totally agree, very well explained. Mglovesfun (talk) 09:26, 28 March 2012 (UTC)