This wiki provides information and news about subject behaviors. Other news goes on Wikinews. I proposed this to categorize news.

This is a proposal for a new Wikimedia sister project.
Status of the proposal
Reasonnear-unanimous opposition; creator has repeatedly failed to address community complaints
Details of the proposal
Project descriptionThis project would be about behaviors of subjects (mainspace). The slogan would be: "The free behavior directory". It can be part of Wikimedia because it is informational. It would help people who need to write about behavior-related events. This should be separate from Wikipedia to categorize content, like how Wikispecies separates species-related content from Wikipedia. BLPs still may not be intended to threaten their subjects.
Is it a multilingual wiki?No
Potential number of languagesmultiple
Proposed taglineDoes your project have a tagline? (optional)
Technical requirements
New features to require
  1. Module and Module talk namespaces
  2. 'Timeline' & 'Timeline talk' namespaces. The 'Timeline' namespace would show the timeline of a subject's behavior. The Mainspace top would be:
    Main Talk Timeline
  3. New Groups: Uploader, Timeline editor, Mover, Import uploaders, File mover, Importers, Reviewers
    • Only Administrators, Import uploaders, Timeline editors, and Uploaders can upload files.
    • Only Administrators, Bots, File movers, Import uploaders, Movers, and Timeline editors can move pages.
    • Only Administrators, File movers, and Timeline editors can move files.
    • Only Administrators, Import uploaders, and Importers can import pages.
    • Only Administrators and Import uploaders can import pages from uploads.
    • Only Administrators and Reviewers can review edits, new pages, and new files.
      • When they visit a page, they automatically review all pending revisions.
      • Pending revisions are not shown to anonymous users.
    • List of groups:
      • Users
      • Autoconfirmed users
      • Extended-confirmed users
      • Bots
      • Timeline editors
      • Movers
      • File movers
      • Uploaders
      • Importers
      • Import uploaders
      • Reviewers
        • This role can be gained by all of the following:
          • 500 edits
          • 300 edits to mainspace
          • 30 unique pages edited
          • 18 unique mainspace pages edited
          • being on Wikihavior for 6 months
          • no blocks for 3 months prior to meeting the other conditions
      • Template editors
      • Administrators
      • Bureaucrats
      • Check users
      • Stewards (global)
  4. Actual list of protection levels for pages:
    1. Allow all users
    2. Allow only autoconfirmed users
    3. Allow only extended confirmed users
    4. Allow Timeline editors and Administrators
    5. Allow only Reviewers and Administrators
    6. Allow Template editors and Administrators
    7. Allow only Administrators
Development wikiWikispore
Interested participants
Faster than Thunder

Interwiki codes: hav, wikihavior

Proposed byEdit

Faster Than Thunder

Alternative namesEdit


Related projects/proposalsEdit

Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, versus I proposed Wikihavior to help organize encyclopedic content and separate behavior-specific encyclopedic content from other encyclopedic content, which will still go on Wikipedia.
Wikinews is a newspaper that collects all news, versus I proposed Wikihavior to help organize news and separate behavior-specific news from other news, which will still go on Wikinews.

Wikihavior would add information and news specific to behavior (BLPs are only allowed under certain criteria).

Domain namesEdit

People interestedEdit

People opposedEdit

  •   Oppose Proposal creator hasn’t provided any coherent explanation of what this is, who it would help, and why. It’s exceptionally rare that new WM projects are EVER approved so one as flimsy as this is obviously getting a big thumbs down vote from me. Dronebogus (talk) 18:43, 16 November 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose No clear reasoning given for what this would add that couldn't be included in Wikipedia. It also seems like it would have huge amounts of judgement calls involved. Nosebagbear (talk) 11:39, 25 December 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose potential BLP problems make such a project untenable IMO. Interpretation of behaviour of living people is bound to raise significant problems associated with verifiability, original research and BLP. Also no reason given why this should be separate from the existing Wikipedias. JavaHurricane 12:13, 25 December 2021 (UTC)
  •   Oppose By making wiki style judgement on individual and share such judgement across internet, individual users risk being influenced, losing their ability to make proper independent judgement on different events and losing their critical thinking skill, and thus is ultimately against WMF's purpose. C933103 (talk) 10:18, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
    Proper judgement on an event can be found here. Faster than Thunder (talk) 00:00, 4 March 2022 (UTC)
    to be blunt, I’m still not impressed. Besides still not making sense to anyone except you this seems patently unnecessary and unhelpful. Dronebogus (talk) 11:37, 4 March 2022 (UTC)
    I updated the description. Faster than Thunder (talk) 00:31, 24 March 2022 (UTC)
    That’s a complete POV interpretation of the invasion. There is no consensus as to Russia’s exact motivation. These kinds of value judgements are absurd and not educational at all. Dronebogus (talk) 17:40, 24 March 2022 (UTC)
  •   Oppose I'm sorry, but what is this about? --SHB2000 (talk | contribs) 06:13, 26 March 2022 (UTC)
    It is about behaviors of subjects. We can extract behavior-specific information from Wikipedia and put them as subpages of wikispore:Wikihavior. Faster than Thunder (talk) 01:13, 31 March 2022 (UTC)
    and how the hell is it:
    a) just an insane project just to bypass BLP policies
    b) not going to be a "duplicate" of Wikipedia
    c) the least important of them all, not going to attract a debacle on how to spell behavio(u)r?
    I   strongly oppose this proposal. SHB2000 (talk | contribs) 07:40, 22 April 2022 (UTC)