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"Official Language" article on Wikipedia:
Typically a nation's official language will be the one used in that nation's courts, parliament and administration.

Simple proposal: English (American/British dialects notwithstanding) is the only language to be used on UDWiki:Administration and its subpages. (e.g. A/D/S, where the inspiration for this policy came from.)

Non-English votes (e.g. some of the current ones on A/D/S) are to be struck and remain uncounted in tallies until rectified.

This policy has absolutely no bearing outside of UDWiki:Administration and its subpages, save for official sysop actions, such as deletion log comments and warnings - these must also be in English.

Voting Section

Voting Rules
Votes must be numbered, signed, and timestamped. They can take one of two forms:
  • # comments ~~~~
  • # ~~~~

Votes that do not conform to the above will be struck by a sysop.

The only valid voting sections are For and Against. If you wish to abstain from voting, do not vote.


  1. For - --Michalesonbadge.pngTCAPD(╯°□°)╯ ┻━┻ 20:50, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
  2. For - Yes, please. --sannok(talk)(kilts) 20:54, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
  3. For I like how so many people below stated how important a bolded word should be, and yet, how many of them don't have one. Not to mention that we're not barring english, just making it standard in the voting process.... if I understand correctly. -Poodle of DoomM! Fear is only as deep as the mind will allow it be.T 05:01, 27 December 2009 (UTC)
    Bolded words aren't necessary on this page if you check the rules to the right, and considering it says that non-English votes will be struck, I'd say it's barring non-English, effectively. Aichon 05:09, 27 December 2009 (UTC)
    Actually it doesn't say that. It says the only valid 'sections' are For and Against, which says nothing of their content. I am not enjoined by the voting rule to even say For or Against, but just to put my numbered signed timestamp in the appropriate section if I so wish to vote. English isn't even required. -Wulfenbach 22:31, 27 December 2009 (UTC)
    He was talking about the policy, as was I, rather than the content that is currently allowed. I switched from talking about the rules to the right to the policy part of the way through my comment, since I was responding to two different aspects of his comment. Sorry for the confusion. I agree with what you said, but was talking about something else entirely. Aichon 01:07, 28 December 2009 (UTC)
    One would think you were clever enough to realise we were demonstrating a point. -- 09:19, 27 December 2009 (UTC)
  4. For - I'll go down on this sinking ship. If the klingons want to vote and author policy in their own language, let them make their own urban dead wiki. naDevvo' peghoS!--GANG Giles Sednik CAPD 02:27, 28 December 2009 (UTC)
    This. What I don't understand is why, unless trying to make a point purely because they can, one would chose to say something that will not be understood by a portion of the relevant audience because it is in a language that clearly isn't as universal as the more common one. Also, I am a narrow-minded bigoted American (who is capable of understanding at least two other languages).--sannok(talk)(kilts) 09:23, 28 December 2009 (UTC)
  5. For Asheets 00:55, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
  6. For Douglas Summers 05:32, 4 January 2010 (UTC)


  1. Tegen Against! Man, leave it as it was, there is no harm done, and wherever it is done, A/VB can handle it. Also until this passes, zal ik nog graag mij uitte in mijn moedertaal zolang het nog kan. Jullie zeurpieten kunnen me wat, en die Doos al helemaal. Oh ja, Eerste.--Umbrella-White.pngThadeous OakleyUmbrella-White.png 20:31, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
  2. Against - Only the bolded vote should conform to a standard. The language of anything else after the vote should be fair game for anything. When I fall, I'll weep for happiness 21:00, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
  3. Against, and as Misanthropy. - User:Whitehouse 21:05, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
  4. Against - I support the idea, just not as presented. As others said during discussion, this may work better as a guideline, rather than as a policy. Also, the wording is hazy on whether just votes or all commentary must be in English. Do votes that are in English with non-English commentary get struck? Aichon 21:09, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
  5. Do you see that box to the right, that dictates what is and what is not a valid vote, not this idiotic policy. I could have put this entire entry in Klingon and there's nothing that makes it an invalid vote. -- To know the face of God is to know madness....Praise knowledge! Mischief! Mayhem! The Rogues Gallery!. <== DDR Approved Editor 21:17, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
  6. Against - Voting in other languages to piss people off is stupid, but so is making it officially illegal to speak anything but English. Lelouch vi Britannia is helping make Ridleybank green_ and gives Achievements 21:21, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
  7. Against - Sort of silly, really. To elaborate on Lelouch, anything intended to intentionally disrupt is vandalism anyways. --  AHLGTG 22:06, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
  8. Against - As Misanthropy, Aichon, and Lelouch. --Maverick Talk - OBR Praise Knowledge! 404 22:23, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
  9. Against - I really do not like this idea --C Whitty 23:55, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
  10. Only the original bolded word should conform. -- 23:56, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
  11. Nein Danke (No thanks.) As Misanthropy and Lelouch. Linkthewindow  Talk  00:44, 27 December 2009 (UTC)
  12. Aganist - As DDR, though on pages like Suggestions where votes must be justified it should include the whole thing. Cyberbob  Talk  03:23, 27 December 2009 (UTC)
  13. Against. Except for Dutch, ban Dutch.--Mallrat The Spanish Inquisition TSI The Kilt Store TKS Clubbed to Death CTD 07:22, 27 December 2009 (UTC)
    Emot-argh.gif --Umbrella-White.pngThadeous OakleyUmbrella-White.png 11:10, 27 December 2009 (UTC)
    +1 :P--Haliman - Talk 20:05, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
  14. Against - I appreciate the sentiment, but this really isn't needed.--The General T Sys U! P! F! 08:46, 27 December 2009 (UTC)
  15. Comment.--Yonnua Koponen Talk ! Contribs 14:41, 27 December 2009 (UTC)
  16. Against อะไรว่ะ ไม่แฟร์เลย --    : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 22:04, 27 December 2009 (UTC)
  17. Against - No habla ingles -- Adward  22:06, 27 December 2009 (UTC)
  18. So, conforming to the above rules and all that screw you all, you sheepish adherents of slavish devotion to custom, I don't agree with it as such (at least the voting bit). -Wulfenbach 22:31, 27 December 2009 (UTC)
  19. Are you huffing liquid paper? Completly against. Verance 03:47, 28 December 2009 (UTC)
  20. Aganist - English is not the only language on the internet.--Truezombieboy 08:18, 28 December 2009 (UTC)
  21. Against Fo SoH Daq laH.--Axel27 13:57, 28 December 2009 (UTC)
  22. Against لو لا لغات كثيرة للا سعادة كبيرة - DevOhm 20:22, 28 December 2009 (UTC)
  23. abloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloo bloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloo bloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloo bloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloo bloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloo bloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloo bloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloobloo?-- ¯\(°_o)/¯ 21:21, 28 December 2009 (UTC)
  24. Against - Not needed. --ZsL 23:21, 28 December 2009 (UTC)
  25. Against. Ik ben tegen het idee. Je n'aime pas ce idée. Kein Bock auf diese Idee. I don't consider this idea as the best one around, to say the least. --Spiderzed 23:54, 28 December 2009 (UTC)
  26. Against. I hate, hate, hate English-only movements. --Moctezuma 04:20, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
  27. Against A votes a vote weather it be in English or not. Use a translator, or Ubiquity.--Zaphord 06:55, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
  28. Against In English: Some countries, like America, have a decent system where there isn't a national language. Without a national language it's possible to avoid silly useless cultural nationalism and censorship. Countries like France, on the other hand, hold their language superior and quash the mixing of culture and ideas through linguistic censorship. No single language, please.
    他们有英文的 "wiki" 都是笨蛋。 有没有人会说中文
    En Français- Des Pays, comme L'étas Unis, sont un système où on ne doit pas savoir et parler et utiliser mais un langue seulement. C'est mieux pour la liberté de la presse, la culture internationale, ect. Si on créerait un système pour la wiki de «ANGLAIS ET ANGLAIS SEULEMENT» ca serait dommage. (Je sais que c'est ne pasUne traduction exacte, mais je ne suis pas français). -Lord Hawthorne 07:42, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
    I think we should vote against tedious flaunting of one's linguistic skills, especially when those skills are in some cases embarrassingly feeble. (Naturally I speak numerous obscure languages and dialects thereof, but I'm not going to brag about it here. Ahem.) If we could just get the native English speakers to use correct English that would be a start. Pedantically yours, --Mallrat The Spanish Inquisition TSI The Kilt Store TKS Clubbed to Death CTD 10:33, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
    The formatting is confusing as hell too - I've asked him to come and fix it. If he doesn't soon, then I'll probably strike the vote (if someone doesn't beat me to it.) Linkthewindow  Talk  10:35, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
    Or fix it yourself. But fine, I did it.-- ¯\(°_o)/¯ 11:52, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
    That was the point. I had no idea how it was supposed to be formatted :/. Linkthewindow  Talk  13:06, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
    Actually, formatting isn't required, so striking it would be arguably a no-no. The comments aren't required to be understandable, otherwise we would have had to shoot SA a while ago (especially for the above vote). -Wulfenbach 12:16, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
    Yes, proper formatting isn't required, but the actual vote was unsigned, there was indented text below it that wasn't signed (not strikable, but still annoying,) and the bit he actually signed was on a new line. Hell, to me, it looked like one unsigned vote, and one vote that wasn't indented properly (I was going to fix both, until I looked at the history.) Linkthewindow  Talk  13:06, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
    我的中文挺好可是在此说中文有甚么好处?--sannok(talk)(kilts) 11:56, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
    BUT HOW CAN I SHOW YOU GUYS HOW LINGUISTICALLY SUPERIOR I AM IF I CAN'T USE IMPROPER FORMATTING?? Good lord my English grammar was bad. I fix, i speek good english. Yeah. I should stop making posts at 4am. Sannok: 因为中文很有用所以我很喜欢学中文!-Lord Hawthorne 05:43, 30 December 2009 (UTC)
  29. heil hitler! zayin al hakuss hamasrihah shel haima hamehoeret shelha----SexualharrisonStarofdavid2.png Boobs.gif 00:05, 30 December 2009 (UTC)
    I see what ya did there. --Umbrella-White.pngThadeous OakleyUmbrella-White.png 09:30, 30 December 2009 (UTC)
    what the fuck you talking bout willis?----SexualharrisonStarofdavid2.png Boobs.gif 19:38, 31 December 2009 (UTC)
  30. futue te ipsum - latinus esse malo; hoc consilium crudele est. --Anotherpongo 11:19, 31 December 2009 (UTC)
  31. Against - Not needed at all.--Sybertronic 07:35, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
  32. Against - As above. --Haliman - Talk 20:04, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
  33. Against - Nein, danke. --Versuchskaninchen 17:30, 6 January 2010 (UTC)
  34. Against--Martino 02:42, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
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