Five more Wikimedia projects


We all know that Wikipedia is not a manual, guidebook, textbook, or scientific journal, but could Wikimedia add such projects to its platform? Here are suggestions for five more Wikimedia projects.

This is a proposal for a new Wikimedia sister project.
What is the name/working title for the project?
The logo for the project, if you already have one
Status of the proposal
Statusunder discussion
Details of the proposal
Project descriptionWhat project do you propose? What will be its scope? How would it benefit to be part of Wikimedia?
Is it a multilingual wiki?Will there be many language versions or just one multilingual wiki?
Potential number of languagesIs the project going to be in one language or in many?
Proposed taglineDoes your project have a tagline? (optional)
Proposed URLThe (proposed) website for the project
Technical requirements
New features to requireIf the project requires any new features that the MediaWiki software currently doesn't have, please describe in detail. Are additional MediaWiki extensions needed for the project?
Development wikiDoes your project have a technical-development wiki (e.g., in Wikimedia Labs)?
Interested participants
List of project participants

What would make it much better than any other web hosting service is the ability to allow full use of interwiki wikilinks across all platforms. Ideally, if possible, the wikilinks would link directly to Wikipedia without any prefix.

I'm not sure how that would work. Would it work if the projects were directly under Wikipedia, rather than Wikimedia? I don't understand all the inner workings of these things, hence my bringing this suggestion here.

Imagine a Wikimedia version of Yahoo! GeoCities. Any web-based project deserves wikilinking to Wikipedia, thus making Wikipedia the de facto "Grand Central of all knowledge". I suspect that this would affect search engine optimization, moving Wikipedia nearer the top in every search for any subject.

These projects could also add more revenue to Wikimedia, as well as familiarize many more people with Wikipedia and editing.

Five suggested projectsEdit

1. Wikihow: for how-to/instructions. Financed with advertising. Unfortunately, wikiHow already exists as a separate business with no wikilinking. Could Wikimedia acquire it?

2. Wikihome: a non-business web hosting service for personal websites and blogs. Financed with advertising.

3. Wikipro: a business web hosting service for e-commerce. Financed with payment plans with or without advertising.

4. Wikisocial: for social media. Financed with advertising. (I'm not sure if this is really different from the existing Wikisocial or not.)

5. Wikitube: to compete with YouTube. Financed with advertising.

Valjean (talk) 18:10, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

Benefits for WikimediaEdit

These projects could also add more revenue to Wikimedia, as well as familiarize many more people with Wikipedia and editing. -- Valjean (talk) 18:10, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

Proposed by ValjeanEdit

I have never proposed anything here before, so I would appreciate help and suggestions. I have edited Wikipedia since 2003, when we had under 500,000 articles, and first registered an account in 2005, but this is new to me. -- Valjean (talk) 18:10, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

Alternative namesEdit

Everything is up for grabs here. I expect that other editors will have many ideas for improvements, including better wordings and titles. -- Valjean (talk) 18:10, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

Related projects/proposalsEdit

Domain namesEdit

Mailing list linksEdit

Not sure how to do this. -- Valjean (talk) 18:10, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

DemosEdit

Unfortunately, wikiHow already exists as a separate business with no wikilinking. Could Wikimedia acquire it or simply outcompete it? -- Valjean (talk) 18:10, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

People interestedEdit