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==General information==
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A '''featured language''' at Linguifex gets the opportunity to be at display at the main page of the wiki. The language is nominated and elected by the Linguifex community, according to their judgement based on a few criteria. The language is featured for at least a month and receives a honorary banner on top of its article page.
'''Featured languages''' are [[Linguifex:Honoured language|honoured languages]] elected by the Linguifex Wiki community. At the end of every other month, a nomination process is started, where all users of the LinguifexWiki may nominate an exceptional or thorough conlang to be featured on the [[Main Page|main page]]. Nominated languages should immediately translate and gloss the following sentence, which will be displayed on the voting page:
 
  
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==Process==
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The process of being elected featured starts with a period of nomination, followed by voting. When the voting is complete, the new featured language is announced.
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===Nomination===
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A number of constructed languages are first nominated by members of the community. It is accepted to nominate your own conlang, albeit not encouraged. A member may only nominate one conlang, and the creator of the language must translate the following sentences:
 
<center>''This language was once featured.''</center>
 
<center>''This language was once featured.''</center>
 
<center>''Thanks to its level of quality, plausibility and usage capabilities, it has been voted as featured.''</center>
 
<center>''Thanks to its level of quality, plausibility and usage capabilities, it has been voted as featured.''</center>
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These sentences will be on show at the voting and the main page if featured.
  
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===Voting===
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The end of the nomination marks the beginning of the votes. All users have one vote, and one may only vote for a language, and not against it. All votes shall be accompanied by short motivation. The creators of the nominated languages may not vote for their own conlang, but may choose to elect a competing language. The voting generally lasts for about one week, after which the victorious language is pronounced.
  
When the nomination has ended the round of voting starts. All users have one vote, and one may only vote for a language, and not against it. All votes ought to be accompanied by a motivation, consisting of about one sentence. The authors of the nominated languages may not vote for their own conlang, but may choose to elect a competing language. The voting generally lasts for about one week, after which the victorious language is pronounced and displayed on the front page.
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==Criteria==
 
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Consider these characteristics of the language you nominate and vote for:
To win however, users and voters should observe the following criteria:
 
  
 
*'''Intention''' - How well the language serves its intention, if any.
 
*'''Intention''' - How well the language serves its intention, if any.
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*'''Completeness''' -  ''"Perfection is many small details done well"'' - [[w:Marco Pierre White|Marco Pierre White]]
 
*'''Completeness''' -  ''"Perfection is many small details done well"'' - [[w:Marco Pierre White|Marco Pierre White]]
  
Winning languages and authors receive the honour of being mentioned at the front page, an immortalisation on the template of featured languages, and a badge to put on the user and article pages.
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Winning languages and authors receive the honour of being mentioned at the front page and an immortalisation on the template of featured languages.
 
 
==Rewards==
 
===Language===
 
A template to put on the article page of a language which has been voted featured.
 
*[[Template:Featuredbox]]
 
===User===
 
A template, a badge to put on the user page, should the user have created a featured language.
 
*[[Template:Featured badge]]
 
==Procedure==
 
The following is a pragmatic description of the nomination and voting processes of the featured language occurring on the [[Forum:Featured language|forum page]].
 
===Nominating===
 
Nominations for this month's contest are open!
 
=====Rules=====
 
*A user may not nominate more than one conlang during the same nomination period.
 
*The language must have the featured banner translated or be in a stage where it can be done by anyone, please display this in your conlang's article.
 
*When you nominate a conlang, please state its purpose in the description, if known.
 
*Winning conlangs may be re-nominated once 3 months have passed.
 
 
 
Please list the nominator, nominee language and author below, as well as a motivation below, in the following manner:
 
*''I'', User:Nominator, ''nominate the'' '''Example''' ''language by'' '''User:Example''', ''because of its '''outstanding features as an example language'''''.
 
====Voting====
 
When voting for a featured language, you may only vote once, and only '''for''', not '''against''' a language. It is appropriate to write a short motivational phrase when casting your vote. You may change or remove your vote before the voting ends.
 
=====Rules=====
 
*Self voting does not count towards the total, and there are far too few of us to dilute the effect.
 
*Unregistered users may not vote, but are still welcome to post comments and such.
 
*Newly registered users may not vote for 3 weeks and must be working on a conlang of some sort, but are also still welcome to post comments.
 
*Bots cannot vote at all.
 
=====Criteria=====
 
Try voting according to these criteria:
 
 
 
*'''Intention''' - How well the language serves its intention, if any.
 
*'''Naturalism''' - Depending on the intention, the language can be judged naturalistic or unnaturalistic.
 
*'''Grammar''' - How are the various grammatical components cooperating? Is it complicated, too complicated or simple? Depends on its intention.
 
*'''Usability''' - Is the language usable, functional or difficult to use? How are the texts glossed? How many texts/words are there?
 
*'''Completeness''' -  ''"Perfection is many small details done well"'' - [[w:Marco Pierre White|Marco Pierre White]] - does the language seem complete to you? Is it lacking in any aspect?
 
 
 
===Nominations===
 
*''I'', User:Nominator, ''nominate the'' '''Example''' ''language by'' '''User:Example''', ''because of its '''outstanding features as an example language'''''.
 
*''I'', User:Second Nominator, ''nominate the'' '''Example<sub>2</sub>''' ''language by'' '''User:Second Example''', ''because of its '''nice contrast as an example language'''''.
 
====Nominees====
 
{| class="bluetable lightbluebg"
 
!Nominee
 
!Author
 
!Translation banner
 
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!Example
 
!User:Example
 
| text-align="center"|''This language was once featured.''<br/>
 
''Thanks to its level of quality, plausibility and usage capabilities, it has been voted as featured.''
 
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!Example<sub>2</sub>
 
!User:Second example
 
| text-align="center"|''This language was once featured.''<br/>
 
''Thanks to its level of quality, plausibility and usage capabilities, it has been voted as featured.''
 
|}
 
 
 
===Votes===
 
 
 
{|class="bluetable lightbluebg"
 
!Nominee
 
!Vote
 
!Motivation
 
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!Example
 
|[[File:PMOB.png|35px|link=http://conlang.wikkii.com/wiki/Conlang:Administrators]] '''[[User talk:PMOB|<span style="color:red;">Pá mamūnám</span>]] [[User:PMOB|<span style="color:red;">ontā́ bán</span>]]''' 21:57, 9 September 2012 (EST)
 
|''For the incredible and simplistic grammatical features, I've decided to vote for this language.''
 
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!Example<sub>2</sub>
 
|[[File:Zelos.png|35px|link=http://conlang.wikkii.com/wiki/Conlang:Administrators]]&nbsp;'''[[User Talk:EmperorZelos|<span style="color:#800080;">Emperor Zelos</span>]]''' 21:27, 9 September 2012 (EST)
 
|''I like this language because of the interesting contrast in comparison to the other nominees.''
 
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!Example
 
|[[File:Waahlis.png|35px|link=http://conlang.wikkii.com/wiki/L:Administrators]]&nbsp;'''[[User Talk:Waahlis|<span style="color:orange;">Waahlis</span>]]''' 21:23, 9 September 2012 (EST)
 
|''Intriguing grammar, nice layout, simply well done.''
 
|}
 
 
 
===Result===
 
This is the result of the Featured language votings of September 2012.
 
  
{|class="bluetable lightbluebg"
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==Previously featured languages==
!Nominee
 
!Votes
 
|-
 
!Example
 
|2
 
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!Example<sub>2</sub>
 
|1
 
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! colspan="2" |Result
 
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|colspan="2"|The winner of the September votings is '''Example''' by '''User:Example'''!
 
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[[Category:Meta]]
 
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[[Category:Honoured]]
 
[[Category:Honoured]]
 
[[Category:Featured]]
 
[[Category:Featured]]

Latest revision as of 12:31, 26 September 2015


Featured languages
This page describes the concept of the featured languages of Linguifex
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A featured language at Linguifex gets the opportunity to be at display at the main page of the wiki. The language is nominated and elected by the Linguifex community, according to their judgement based on a few criteria. The language is featured for at least a month and receives a honorary banner on top of its article page.

Process

The process of being elected featured starts with a period of nomination, followed by voting. When the voting is complete, the new featured language is announced.

Nomination

A number of constructed languages are first nominated by members of the community. It is accepted to nominate your own conlang, albeit not encouraged. A member may only nominate one conlang, and the creator of the language must translate the following sentences:

This language was once featured.
Thanks to its level of quality, plausibility and usage capabilities, it has been voted as featured.

These sentences will be on show at the voting and the main page if featured.

Voting

The end of the nomination marks the beginning of the votes. All users have one vote, and one may only vote for a language, and not against it. All votes shall be accompanied by short motivation. The creators of the nominated languages may not vote for their own conlang, but may choose to elect a competing language. The voting generally lasts for about one week, after which the victorious language is pronounced.

Criteria

Consider these characteristics of the language you nominate and vote for:

  • Intention - How well the language serves its intention, if any.
  • Naturalism - Depending on the intention, the language can be judged naturalistic or unnaturalistic.
  • Grammar - How are the various grammatical components cooperating? Is it complicated, too complicated or simple? Depends on its intention.
  • Usability - Is the language usable, functional or difficult to use? How are the texts glossed? How many texts/words are there?
  • Completeness - "Perfection is many small details done well" - Marco Pierre White

Winning languages and authors receive the honour of being mentioned at the front page and an immortalisation on the template of featured languages.

Previously featured languages