Grants talk:IdeaLab/Retain trace of deletions


I like the concept of this for pages deleted under criteria such as the English Wikipedia criterion A7 requiring a credible claim of significance on some specific article types - and it's worth noting that Wikipedia obviously saves deleted pages anyway so there shouldn't be any technical problems. However, for pages deleted under reasons such as being hostile to the point of an attack page or a blatant copyright violation, would this concept still apply? I could see concerns with copyright-violating and/or potentially libelous information stored and visible to the public.

I do think something like this is most important for cases such as draft articles - which on the English Wikipedia are removed after something like a year of main editor inactivity. Appable (talk) 14:47, 17 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

April 12 Proposal Deadline: Is your project ready for funding?


The deadline for Individual Engagement Grant (IEG) submissions this round is April 12th, 2016. If you’ve developed your idea into a project that would benefit from funding, consider applying!

To apply, you must (1) create a draft request using the “Expand into an Individual Engagement Grant” button on your idea page, (2) complete the proposal entirely, filling in all empty fields, and (3) change the status from "draft" to "proposed." As soon as you’re ready, you should begin to invite any communities affected by your project to provide feedback on your proposal talk page.

If you have any questions about IEG or would like support in developing your proposal, we're hosting a few proposal help sessions this month in Google Hangouts:

I'm also happy to set up an individual session. With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 00:38, 2 April 2016 (UTC)Reply

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