|This page is a proposal for a new Wikimedia Foundation Sister Project.|
|Status||Closed (could be re-opened under new policy).|
|Reason||No awnser since 2014|
|What is the proposed name for the project?||Wikiotica|
|Proposed project tagline||The free guide to open expression.|
What is the project purpose? What will be its scope? How would it benefit to be part of Wikimedia?
|A guide and archive for materials relating to all forms of 'exotica' created in the pursuit of human expression, including but not limited to fiction, film and artworks made in the best possible taste.|
|How many wikis?
Will there be many language versions or just on one multilingual wiki?
|How many languages?
Is the project going to be in one language or in many?
|(see below) Initialy English, but willing to consider other languages if interest.|
|Proposed project website address||*.wikiotica.org
If 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?
|Current media-wiki installations would be able to cope. There may be need for slightly finer control of image categorisations and 'abuse-filter' controls, given the intended content.|
The proposal is for a specialist site that could exist to cater to the more adult orientated research interests that some in the Wikimedia community have. Whilst there are existing external archives which cover parts of the intended Wikiotica project, coverage of 'exotica' is currently distributed across a number of disparate projects, whose policy on such content are widly varying and not always consistently applied.
It would also mean that certain valued contributions to Commons, which do not currently have scope on Commons (and which are 'explicitly' noted in policy as often being out of scope there.) could be transwikied to a 'more appropriate' project that had relevant policy in place to cope with them.
Initally thius project would be English, but could over time be expanded to other languages such as German, Dutch, Swedish etc as available archive material and user contributions permit.