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Mass closureEdit

Being bold I have closed many proposals as rejected following years (in one case a decade!) of discussion, all of which was moribund. If someone feels like any of these should be re-opened, please revert me. —Justin (koavf)TCM 01:19, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

--GZWDer (talk) 07:22, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Question bankEdit

Hello! I was not aware about new projects. But when I was searching for question related project of wiki, I reached here. I want to know about any question bank or quiz related project, if we have. If we don't have so can we open this kind of sister project or portal in wikipedia? Thank you. NehalDaveND (talk) 11:20, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

Quizzes are available on some Wikiversities. Many similar proposals exist, for instance: WikiQuiz, WikiTrivia, Category:Proposed projects - Q&A. --Nemo 15:07, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

Marking the page historical?Edit

Let us be honest with ourselves - there is no process which can adopt any of these projects, and those which are marked rejected are only marked because of some individual decisions of some contributors (which may or may not be based on some prior discussions involving an arbitrary number of users). Attempts were made three (?) years ago to start this process, and these attempts are stale. In the Wiki-universe this means that the process will never be started and will never be in place. This conclusion must be properly reflected on the page, which currently gives a false impressions that new proposals will be reviewed and, in case of a positive review, will be adopted by WMF as sister projects.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:38, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

@Ymblanter: The solution is to mark most of these as closed and then make a change to the page that says that new proposals which have no substantial activities after three months of being posted are closed. That would just leave WikiJournal, the proposal to adopt DMOZ, and the Non-Free Wiki, which are frankly, the only live options in any measure. I really don't see much prospect for a new project anyway. —Justin (koavf)TCM 09:08, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
But even if those three are left, I just do not see how they could be adopted. Of the last two projects which WMF adopted, Wikivoyage and Wikidata, Wikidata has not been to this page at all, and Wikivoyage was added to this page after WMF agreed to adopt this, but they decided to also secure a community support. All these three projects are here long enough, and nothing happens, meaning in my experience nothing would ever happen.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:11, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
Well, there is substantial community support for WikiJournal becoming independent of Wikiversity (I personally would prefer it not be but I'm definitely in the minority). Whether that will happen, when, and if this page had any impact are all open questions. —Justin (koavf)TCM 09:15, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
Indeed, I do not think that this page has any impact on the decision. I guess for adoption there must be a good proposal sent to someone so that it can eventually make it to the Board. There is no mechanism anything from this page can make it to the Board.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:39, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
People will keep proposing their ideas anyway, so maybe this page at least avoids a worse chaos. --Nemo 19:55, 13 October 2017 (UTC)
I would rather the page be updated to reflect that new projects don't come to fruition from this page, right now it reads like the proposals might be picked up. Change it to a wishlist page. Nothing wrong with that existing on a meta wiki, it's exactly the place for it. Supertrinko (talk) 22:28, 6 September 2021 (UTC)


hi please add my request to to page wiki biography site example many people have article on Wikipedia example messi but not videos of goals interviews pictures Documentarys books storys and more

Closing WikiFood as staleEdit

I noticed that the list counter was false and the page was created 10 years ago. This is probably slightly early to close it. If you have any objections, please discuss them either here or at WikiFood#Conclusion. AnotherEditor144 t - c 07:17, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Create Wikipedia PalembangEdit

Please create a Palembang Language Wikipedia and make me the admin--Ummu Afif (talk) 13:47, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

WikiSports was rejected, should it be stale?Edit

I went looking to see if there were any sports proposals, and found WikiSports, it's been marked rejected because it hasn't had a response in 4 years. Shouldn't it therefore be marked "Stale (could be re-opened)"?

I see the project didn't really have any actual proposal behind it, and I was considering making such a proposal. Would anyone have an issue if I changed this one to stale, and then re-opened it once I've had time to come up with a decent proposal? Supertrinko (talk) 21:37, 7 July 2021 (UTC)

I decided to be bold and change WikiSports from rejected to stale. It was never rejected because the initial proposer didn't really give a detailed proposal for people to respond to. No one responded and it was rightfully closed. To me that qualifies as stale (if something that never really started can go stale). At some point I will design a proposal for this and re-open it for actual discussion, as I think it has potential. If there's an issue with this, happy to discuss. Supertrinko (talk) 02:07, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
Further to this, I've expanded the WikiSports proposal into an actual proposal and re-opened it. Supertrinko (talk) 03:45, 26 July 2021 (UTC)

Wednesday July 28: Wikispore Day UnconferenceEdit

Wikispore Day 0, the picnic that partially inspired Wikispore.
Wikispore Day 1, last year

The second anniversary of Wikispore Day, observed on July 28, 2020, marks twenty-four months from the conceptual sprouting of the Wikispore idea from the Strategy Wiknic in NYC, which was held on July 14, 2019.

You are invited to participate in a virtual unconference for this year!

Wednesday July 28:

  • 12:002:00 pm (New York City time)
  • (16:00–18:00 UTC/GMT, 18:00–20:00 Berlin)
  • Social Hour

Since Wikispore is probably the only Wikimedia project to be born at a picnic, you are encouraged to participate from a socially-distanced green space outdooors if possible.

Why is "WikiVoice" using the Look'n'Feel of the Wkipedia Brand?Edit


checking some names for an idea I discovered a quite obscure website called WikiVoice. Having no imprint this "love project" looks quite suspicious. Where do we solve such cases? --Jensbest (talk) 14:47, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

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