Proposals for new projects/Archive 3

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Duplicate or inactive proposals, 2007-2008. If you comment below, leave comments for the requestor as well.

Creative Writing WikiEdit

Proposers ().   Mailing list request:
Overview
Demos:
Other names .   Potential domains : .
Related projects:
Naming suggestions
Creative-Writing-Wiki (url: en.creative-writing-wiki.org/wiki/), Wikiwriting (en.wikiwriting.org/wiki), Cr-Wr-Wiki (en.crwrwiki.org/wiki/) - further names and urls can be added
Possible Domain Names
(see above)
Scope
A wiki about and containing creative writing
Details
Following shall be put into the wiki:
  • Playscripts
  • Tragedies
  • Comedies
  • Melodramas
  • Films
  • Other
  • Details: Wikiwriting
Demo
To be created on Wikia scratchpad
Description site
Wikiwriting (to be created)
Date
10:37, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
Creator
213.168.111.227 I will email you my email adress if you request me to do so on my discussion page
People wanting to join
  1. 213.168.111.227
  2. Yes0song (w:ko:)
  3. Karpeth 19:04, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
  4. User:Abyssal_leviathin
Comments

WikilyricsEdit

Proposers User:TFMgames - tfmgames@gmail.com (17 September 2007).   Mailing list request:
Overview a way of find out lyrics to songs, unlike other lyrics sites there will be no pop-ups or ads.
Demos:
Other names .   Potential domains : .
Related projects: http://lyricwiki.org
People interested joining
  1. Candy-Panda
  2. alexscho
Comments
  • Talk:WikiLyrics
  • The problem here would be that the lyrics are under various copyrights. Putting it into a wiki does nothing to change the copy-written status of the songs. EVula // talk // 18:08, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
    I was going to say the same thing, but was waiting for the proposal page to get created. In a very prominent case a few years ago, the wildly popular lyrics.ch was offering a rather complete database of lyrics for free, ran into legal trouble from many prominent artists and labels, and was forced to change the site significantly, to the point that it was barely usable. It eventually went under and is completely dead now. 18:15, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

How-toEdit

WikiPracticalsEdit

Proposers ().   Mailing list request:
Overview
Demos:
Other names .   Potential domains : .
Related projects:
Link to request on mailing list
x
Naming suggestions
WikiPraticals or WikiWayOfLife
Domain name
xx (state of registration)
Scope
Pratical issues and solutions for living in countries around the World
Details
see Wikipracticals introduction
Comments

I know that there are already existing projects or proposals looking close to this proposal :

  • Proposals_for_new_projects#WikiTravel : unfortunately not dealing with the way of life (for people that would migrate or live for a certain time into the country) ;
  • [1] not GFDL'd and not run by The Wikipedia Foundation (User:Roberth and User:Rschen7754) : Is this a problem ?. Nevertheless, I never found it before coming on Wikimedia (that's an issue). Moreover, most of the articles have a lack of data relating the cost of life, the examples of prices (as well for travalers - tips, stamps, tickets, etc - , as for living in - 1l of milk, furnitures for babies, benzine, food; housiing, etc.

To summarise : this proposal focuses on pratical issues and may refer to misc. projects or international sources as necessary.

Proposer
User:Sylfide - email
Date
2007/08/29
People interested joining
  1. Sylfide (proposer)
comments


OrganizationsEdit

WikiWebEdit

Scope
A wiki for web sites.
Comment
Use existing corpwiki.


Short/mobile wiki contentEdit

wikifastEdit

Proposers ().   Mailing list request:
Overview
Demos:
Other names .   Potential domains : .
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Naming suggestions
Qikiwiki
Domain name
- (state of registration)
Scope
Wiki where every subject is a single paragraph
Details
The point of Qikiwiki is to make the basic info for all subjects easily available, instead of having to read an essay on the subject
Comments
-
Proposer
Shmuel Popovic
Date
11-4-08 (eng) 4-11-08 (usa)
People interested in joining


Discussion


PhilosophyEdit

Chains of ReasonEdit

Proposers Derrick ().   Mailing list request: foundation-l, wikipedia-l
Overview an encyclopedia of reasoning.
Demos: www.chainsofreason.org
Other names .   Potential domains : chainsofreason.org.
Related projects: Wikireason
People interested in joining
  1. Derrick
  2. Son sonson
  3. Cmelbye - This project sounds amazing!
  4. Tharikrish
  5. Warkos - Yes, this sounds very promising!
Comments


OtherEdit

Wikibin as in - WikiRecycleEdit

Proposers ().   Mailing list request:
Overview
Demos:
Other names .   Potential domains : .
Related projects:

For any article/page/discussion/and so forth that is not vandalism, slander libel, spam, or a copyright violation that would otherwise be deleted, instead of deletion, the good faith contribution is moved to this wiki and stored for reference or later use. Currently, only admins can view deleted articles. It seems that as long as there was nothing illegal or bad faith about the article, there is no reason others should not be able to use it or fork it.

Link to request on mailing list
x
Naming suggestions
WikiRecycle ...
Domain name
wikirecycle.org
Scope
all good faith contributions of content outside the scope of any other easily accessed wiki
Details
see Wikirecycle
Comments
It is run by Wikia, not Wikimedia, it does not actually seem to have the scope of every article that has gained the consensus of delete on AfD and other equivalent areas on other Wikimedia projects (the site, Annex reads, "Wikipedia fiction and fiction-related articles that are too detailed, minor, or trivial for Wikipedia can be kept until they find a new home"), and it certainly doesn't seem to be standard practice to transwiki to be deleted articles there.

Might this be appropriate for Wikiincubator?

Date
5 November 2007
People interested


AdswikiEdit

Proposers ().   Mailing list request:
Overview
Demos:
Other names .   Potential domains : .
Related projects:

Individuals/groups can create pages promoting their website/business/product/service/want/need/and so forth. People can post any URL with a description, as long as it is in an organized fashion in line with the consensus of the community. It would hopefully be rather organized. Items could be removed with consensus of the community.

Link to request on mailing list
x
Naming suggestions
Adswiki
Domain name
http://adswiki.org/wiki/Main_Page (currently up)
Scope
Anything anyone wanted to post. There could be lists of websites organized in a meaningful, useful fashion, etc. Advertising illegal products and services would not be allowed. Fraud would not be allowed.
Details
see Adswiki
Comments
Knowing what people and organizations want and need would seem to qualify as knowledge; so in that way it seems this project may not be outside the scope of the Wikimedia Foundation's vision ("a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge") and I know of no current project that this sort of content would be appropriate.
Date
5 November 2007, updated with new name February 23, 2007
People interested
User:Emesee


WikicracyEdit

Proposers User:Vmandrilly - vmandrilly at hotmail.com (August 10, 2007).   Mailing list request:
Overview Unlike almost all the projects here, this project is not about special contents that couldn't be included into wikipedia. The purpose is to adapt the magic of wiki philosophy and software (a powerfull cooperation online tool, which is used for building knowledge) to make it a powerfull cooperation online in organizing : to allow constructive debates and democratically based decision making. It would be a very usefull tool for all association/organisation/working group/etc, and of course could therefore be helpfull for wikimedia community in organising its debates, votes, and elections.
Demos:
Other names wikiocracy, wikidemocracy.   Potential domains : .
Related projects:
Comments
  • Talk:Wikicracy.
  • Note : I need support of the foundation because it is not just a question to add new contents on a new subject (in which case I'd just add contents to wikipedia or build my own wiki, it is a project that needs coding, and that could be used by the whole society and virtually any group of people. This project could benefit from add-ons made for votes/pools or debates.
People interested joining


Wikiscore, WikisportsEdit

Proposers User:Tcbmotors (April 6, 2007).   Mailing list request:
Overview A place where people make articles about a sports game, a sports player, or a team. Also there can be lists of just stats. The articles on a sports game would include many details (for example a Hit or RBI).
Demos: Click editthis.info
Other names Wikiscore, Wikisports, Wikiscoreboard.   Potential domains : wikiscore.org (not registered).
Related projects: Wikisports


People interested joining
  1. Tcbmotors
Comments


WikipubsEdit

Proposers James mail ().   Mailing list request:
Overview Wikipubs seeks to provide a source for the sharing of information relating to pubs, clubs, bars and festivals throughout the world. It will achieve this by encouraging users to post information, stories, anecdotes and reviews of their local pubs, clubs, bars and festivals. Wikipubs will also encourage discussion on pubs, clubs, bars and festivals between patrons of these establishments. Thus building a database for users to refer to when planning an enjoyable night out.
Demos: http://wikipubs.org
Other names .   Potential domains : wikipubs.com.
Related projects:
Interested
Comments


WikicommunityEdit

Proposers User:Sarsaparilla (01.01.2008).   Mailing list request:
Overview Community-building for WikiMedia contributors
Demos: [2] (unused)
Other names .   Potential domains : [3].
Related projects:
People interested in joining
  1. Sarsaparilla 04:02, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
  2. Waltontalk 12:54, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
  3. David in DC 18:21, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
  4. Yamakiri 03:47, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
  5. Marlith T/C 03:48, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
  6. Pyrospirit (talk · contribs) 21:21, 6 January 2008 (UTC)
  7. Metalcore424 22:29, 6 January 2008 (UTC)
  8. Blow of Light 21:43, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
  9. Tiptoety 00:52, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
  10. WikiEarth 22:12, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
Comments
  • Demo site was never added to. Needs definition. A good aggregator idea; see Wikischolar, &c. +sj | help with translation |+ 01:50, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

WikifoodEdit

Proposers ().   Mailing list request:
Overview
Demos:
Other names .   Potential domains : .
Related projects:
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wikifood
Naming suggestions
Wikifood
Domain name
xx (state of registration)
Scope
Wikipedia site where users can share food advice and recipes"
Details
User:Simple11
Comments
Talk:Simple11
Proposer
User:Simple11 - plrota@yahoo.co.uk
Date
12:12, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
People interested in joining

Atomtake 15:18, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

WikisickEdit

Proposers User:Mikael Häggström (10:54, 6 May 2008 (UTC)).   Mailing list request:
Overview A wiki where every article is a real medical case
Demos: Diagnosis (primarily, Wikia), Cyberchondria
Other names {{{names}}}.   Potential domains : wikisick.org, also illnet, sicknet, sickwiki, wiagnosis, and wikiclinics.org (all parked).
Related projects: Wikimed
People interested in joining
  1. Mikael Häggström
Comments

BetawikiEdit

Proposers User:Steinninn - steinninn [at] steinninn.is (03:28, 31 August 2007 (UTC)).   Mailing list request: foundation-l
Overview A wiki helping with translations other changes to the system messages. There is already a well structured site with a lot of activity, but it is not hosted by Wikimedia. This is a proposal to do that. More at Betawiki being hosted by Wikimedia. The extension Translate is already part of the MediaWiki subversion repository and awaits (Wikimedia) developer approval before it can be added to Incubator.
Demos: translatewiki.net (run by User:Nikerabbit)
Other names Betawiki, Incubator.   Potential domains : .
Related projects:

Proposal dropped. Siebrand 12:50, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

People interested joining
  1. Steinninn
  2. Siebrand
  3. Meno25
  4. MF-Warburg
  5. birdy
  6. SPQRobin
  7. Cbrown1023 talk
  8. Aphaia I strongly support to integrate Betawiki and Incubator.
  9. Purodha Blissenbach
  10. Raymond de
  11. Dundak
  12. Thogo I'm already involved in the Betawiki, ack Aphaia.
  13. Yyy
  14. Ooswesthoesbes
  15. Olaf Voljavo
  16. Seb35
  17. O—already translating
  18. AlefZet
  19. Kwj2772 -Translator
  20. MichaelFrey
  21. Alison
  22. Piolinfax
Comments