Last modified: 2014-05-01 08:24:07 UTC
The the closing of a long overdue RfC, Consensus seemed to go with removal of de-formal from Wikidata. Main reason was lack of usage and just differnts way of how to address people.
The RfC also had one view in the deletion of informal Netherlands but compared to other participation, consensus can not be drawn from that.
Note that de-formal would not be removed as an interface language, but only as a content language.
Denny: If this is really high priority (more urgent) then I'd love to see reasons listed why, and which specific problems it currently creates.
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(In reply to comment #2)
> Denny: If this is really high priority (more urgent) then I'd love to see
> reasons listed why, and which specific problems it currently creates.
de-formal as user interface language is unusable for Wikidata because you see no content (https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q108?uselang=de-formal) and
a lots of items with differing content gets created (https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P107?uselang=de-formal differs to https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P107?uselang=de) and de and de-formal should not differ in content.
I am closing this as I think the right approach to fixing this is getting language fallback done. Liangent has been working on this and is making progress. See bug 36430
If there is any good argument to do it differently please reopen.