When a request for a "simple" Wikipedia in another language is made, it will be denied. The current language policy does not allow for "simple" projects. This has its own problems. Regularly people request the closure of this project because the current policy does not allow for it.
Pathoschild wrote that there are two ways in which new simple Wikipedias might come about:
- formulate criteria so that the policy can be changed
- convince the WMF board to accept new "simple" projects
Aphaia mentioned that she successfully "simple" promoted in Japan. David Gerard wondered why "simple" is not better known. David Goodman argued that a "simple" may help people who speak English only, to learn other languages. I say, get all the testimonies and research about "simple" in one place and the least it will do is help stop the unending stream of requests for the closure of the English language "simple" Wikipedia.