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I don't know why but the Cy: interwiki (Welsh interwiki) doesn't seem to exist right now and is displayed as a red link on every page it is put on. Examples: Plaid Cymru article; or the interwiki in Template:Languages that affects Template:Sisterprojects/languages and the main page. Anton (talk) 11:02, March 30, 2014 (UTC)

I propose that we immediately set up an interwiki committee to discuss the feasibility and workability of the possibly, at some hypothetical point in the near to distant future, of considering doing something about it. This committee having delivered its findings we should allow a two year cooling-off period before implementing any sort of strategem whose ultimate pursuance would lead to the the current deleterious and inimical set of circumstances being subsumed by new and comprehensive guidelines to prevent this entirely distressing situation's recurrence.
In short: I know next to nothing about interwiki links, but I do enjoy the sound my keyboard makes when I type. --ChiefjusticePSX 11:31, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
The Welsh interwiki is a non-Wikia site operated by permabanned user Llwy-ar-lawr. It has a minimum of content and its primary use on this website is to use multiple-interwiki links to send users to one of our competitors surreptitiously. I presume Wikia disabled it for that reason. There are many red-links on Uncyclopedia, and I presume the reason you think these justify a Forum is that you know all this and you are again acting as a proxy for her and her continual as-public-as-possible campaign that Wikia is mistreating her. Spıke Ѧ 12:42 30-Mar-14
Woah Spike! I think that's a bit far fetched. A more reasonable explanation is that Anton knows of the existence of a Welsh wiki thanks to Llwy banging on about it while she was here and wonders why Wikia didn't have a link to it. I don't think he realised that Wikia doesn't link to non-Wikia foreign language Uncyclopedias (as did not I until you mentioned now) so he just wondered why the link showed up as red. Let's not start grudges or re-start old ones. Llwy's gone now (I still don't understand why she rage quit but there you go!) let's just carry on. Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 13:05, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
I agree that that's a bit much Spike. I'd say ScottPat probably has the right of the situation, even where users we have had disagreements with in the past are possibly concerned let's try to assume good faith at all times. Since the question is asked it would seem the solution is simple do we wish to remove the interwiki links or fix them? If there is a wiki for them to link to I don't see how it could do any more harm than any other interwiki link. --ChiefjusticePSX 14:55, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
Spike, the only thing I know (I mean - knew - before your explanation) is that there is a red link on the main page. That's all. Anton (talk) 15:31, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
This was the only reason I made this forum. Anton (talk) 16:17, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
@ Chief: The reasons not to link this particular Welsh wiki are that first it is almost inactive with only a few users, the most prominent being Llwy, a former user on this site, now at the spoon who we attempted to help re-start the Welsh Uncyclopedia. She then got angry at Spike (not sure why) and rage quit. Spike thinks she would use the Welsh wiki to attract our own members to the spoon if the links were here - a point I do not agree on seeing that most users would not click on the Welsh option, can't understand the Welsh when they get there and I don't see her devising that scheme anyway. I personally think linking to the Welsh wiki would be fine but I'm not sure on Wikia's policy on whether we can link with non-Wikia Uncyclopedias (even if they are the only one of that language). Sir ScottPat (converse) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 16:35, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
My point was that we already had a link to it on the main page, but I noticed that it didn't work. Anton (talk) 17:00, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
I've spoken to Llwy about it and will have a chat with Wikia about what can be done. --ChiefjusticePSX 18:57, March 30, 2014 (UTC)
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