Switching the fallback language of the Chavacano Wikipedia

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Switching the fallback language of the Chavacano Wikipedia

Is there a possibility that the fallback language of the Chavacano Wikipedia be switched to English? (I note that a previous request had been made in 2009: https://translatewiki.net/wiki/Thread:Support/Fallback_language_for_cbk-zam.wikipedia.org.) Though a Spanish creole, most speakers of Chavacano cannot understand Spanish (like most people in the Philippines), hence, many messages that have not been translated would be incomprehensible for those who speak Chavacano and may discourage people from editing. This Wikipedia is largely inactive.

WikiEditor50 (talk)16:21, 25 September 2021

Yes, I can do it.

However, I'd love to use this opportunity to also add namespace translations, because it's done in the same file. It's very simple! Read the "Translating namespace names" section on this page: Translating:MediaWiki#Translating namespace names. I only need translations for the words in the "Namespace name" column in the first table (but please read the explanations in the "Description" column before translating to make sure you understand them correctly).

Thanks :)

Amir E. Aharoni (talk)14:51, 26 September 2021

Thank you. I admit I am not a native speaker, though I can mostly understand the language.

The following translations are those that I believe are appropriate:

Media - Media Special - Especial MediaWiki - MediaWiki Template - Plantilla Help - Ayuda Category - Categoria

The rest I am not entirely certain as I am not a native speaker.

Is it still possible to switch?

WikiEditor50 (talk)15:01, 29 September 2021

It's possible, but can you please involve native speakers? Configuration changes of this kind are a major thing, especially for a language that already has a Wikipedia with an active community of editors. They may be difficult to undo if someone doesn't like it. For example, can you start a discussion about this on a community discussion page in the Chavacano Wikipedia and get some responses? Thanks for understanding :)

Amir E. Aharoni (talk)10:19, 30 September 2021