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There is ongoing discussion about the process used here. For archived proposals, see: 2004-2007, 2008, and the informal proposal archive.
Requests and proposals Proposals for new projects Archives
This page hosts proposals for new projects that are inline with the Wikimedia Foundation goal of spreading and promoting knowledge. Before adding a new proposal, see the new project policy. Make proposals on this page if you are willing to take responsibility for it; otherwise, post it on the discussion page.
  • To propose a new language for an existing project, see Requests for new languages.
  • To propose closing an existing project, see Proposals for closing projects.
  • To suggest an enhancement which requires a change to MediaWiki, file a feature request in MediaZilla.
  • To propose enhancements to an existing project, visit that project and gather interest there.

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Notes to consider

  • Hosting: Wikimedia Foundation is not a free hosting company for any kind of wikis. If your project does not fit the Foundation's ideals, try a wiki hosting site such as Wikia, or wikidev.net (see a list of wiki hosts with reviews) or download and host MediaWiki yourself.
  • History: Individuals attempting to create a new project should read the Wikipedia timeline and Uses of a wiki.
  • Be persistent. Don't take criticism personally. There have been mistakes in the past in regards to starting up new projects, and some users are afraid of repeating those mistakes. New ideas are taken seriously, though the process of going from an idea for a new project to actually turning on a server takes quite a bit of time and effort. Be prepared to take some "arrows" in your back, a lot of criticism, cynicism, and outright disbelief that your ideas are going to work. If it really is a good idea, there will be others willing to help you out! So, be persistent.
    The last major project that made the jump from a project idea to something going on its own was Wikiversity. To see how a project idea has been successful, look at what was done to go from idea to an actual project with the project proposal page for Wikiversity. In particular, check the history and look over the complications they went through before going "live". Projects that don't live up to this sort of standard for coming into existance will likely not be considered as a new project by the Wikimedia Foundation. Don't get discouraged, but it is not going to be easy either.
    If you see something that doesn't fit into any current Wikimedia project, could be done using MediaWiki software, can be distributed using the GFDL (or very similar license) for republishing, please add a suggestion below.

Existing projects

Before proposing a new project, make sure it doesn't already exist; see the list of existing projects below (and also here).
Many common proposals are best merged into one of these three:
  • Wikipedia: Wikipedia lists its subprojects at WikiProject. Many proposals could be incorporated into an existing one, or a new WikiProject could be started instead. Wikipedia is evolving, and much can be adapted from its current content and subcultures.
  • Wikisource: Wikisource has a similar list of larger subprojects. These focus on original source material that will require quite a bit of effort to transfer to that project. Historical dictionaries, encyclopedias, or other multi-volume reference works of a historical nature could go there.
  • Wikibooks: If you want to put together a large collection of factual information into one place, starting a Wikibook may be a good place to begin. If it doesn't quite fit Wikibooks, the other editors at Wikibooks can help you find the correct place as well.

See also:
Special projects
Also see Sites using MediaWiki.

Instructions

  1. Read the detailed information on the policy page.
  2. Create an account and a user page on this wiki, so people can address their questions to you.
  3. Create a page here at Meta where you describe your plan in detail and add this to the Proposed projects category.
  4. Add your proposal to this page using the recommended format.
  5. Advertise your project. Good places to do so are on Goings-on and on the Foundation-l mailing-list (account needed).
Link the title of the new section to your page, and use this template when adding a new project: {{Newproject | proposers = | date = | names = | domains = | scope = | demos = | related-projects = | mailinglist-link = }}



Requests with demos and 10 supporters


Wikifamily, Rodovid (Genealogy Wiki)

Proposers User:Baya (). Mailing list request: foundation-l
Overview "Fully functional global family tree". Rodovid is an attempt to create a free familly tree site, that anyone can use. To see 43 generations read instruction directly on page : http://en.rodovid.org/wk/Special:Tree/29829
Demos: http://www.rodovid.org
Other names Rodovid, Wikifamily (already a wikimedia domain), Wikinealogy, Wikipeople, Wikitree.. Potential domains : wikifamily.org.
Related projects:
People Interested Joining
  1. [Ulli Heist[1]] - the RdLanguageDe.php needs a fully translation, I will do it
  2. User:master_flosse
  3. User:Bjwebb
  4. User:APPER
  5. User:Morais69br
  6. User:Dallan
  7. Trevor macinnis
  8. Balû
  9. Lhademmor
  10. Dunc|
  11. Roberth
  12. Wikiacc (talk) en.w en.w
  13. Red Baron
  14. User:Backscheider
  15. Holden
  16. Pcu123456789
  17. Andre Engels
  18. User:mayhew18
  19. User:Richard Melo da Silva
  20. User:Chaerani
  21. Ek7
  22. Yann
  23. Yakudza
  24. User:PSMax8956
  25. User:Chamberlian
  26. User:Rakuten06
  27. User:Dunning
  28. User:CrnaGora (en)
  29. VPliousnine
  30. Manfroze
  31. TDN169
  32. Argento
  33. Thanatosimii
  34. Elcairo
  35. Wknight94
  36. Dovi
  37. Bmunden
  38. Maxipuchi
  39. Johan R (sweden)
  40. Greeves
  41. NDCompuGeek
  42. thesublime514
  43. SPQRobin
  44. AlexEagar
  45. R0MAN0
  46. ~ putnik
  47. Ionas68224
  48. Andre Mesquita
  49. TFMgames
  50. Dvorsky
  51. Arman Aziz
  52. ElbonianFL
  53. Felipe Aira As long as we'll have a Tagalog edition.
  54. User:Karpeth
  55. User:Ahonc
  56. User:Abyssal_leviathin
  57. --alexscho
  58. Arctic Gnome
  59. Cato
  60. Art-top (ru)
  61. Dionys 18:52, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
  62. Deevrod 14:14, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
  63. Desalvionjr 22:25, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
  64. Kurt Weber (Go Colts!) 03:04, 24 December 2008 (UTC)
  65. GranD 08:07, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
Comments
  • Talk:Rodovid
  • what about the WeRelate suggestion above? NDCompuGeek
  • Just noting the existence of a genealogy wikia --Izno
  • The link to Wikifamily rdirects to a proposed project called Wikimorial related to the Sepmtember 11th attack on the world trade center. Also, there is a wiki about family trees at http://www.wikitree.org/ it is in the same software as Wikimedia but wether it aspires to be part of Wikimedia it doesn't say. For me it is a great idea but, of course, a long and slow growing project. ~ R.T.G 17:28, 5 November 2008 (UTC) Suggestion: as a timeline style wiki, what about merging in some of the notable timeline style wiki ideas below (especially related to historical development) such as, Wikitimeline, Wikidate, Wikihistory (maybe has its own support), Wikonstitution, Wikibibliography, Wikidata and (also I guess a historical/evolution project) Wikicode. As Wikifamily is bound to include some historical reference to place persons listed (such as what they book they wrote, what position they held, what invention they created etc.), it could also pool that stuff together as a sort of Wikiprogress or Chronopedia of stuff relating to human develpoment. I would imagine that Wikifamily would be dominated by influential and historical figures for signifigant time before average persons found their ancestry. As the tree of humanity would associated development be suitable? Possibly would generate additional weight to the wiki in the earlier stage. ~ R.T.G 19:20, 5 November 2008 (UTC) Further to my suggestion would be a chronology of words although no current new proposals are for one. ~ R.T.G 20:43, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
  • It might also be beneficial to create two namespaces: one for the genealogies themselves, and one for information regarding going about genealogical work. Kurt Weber (Go Colts!) 03:04, 24 December 2008 (UTC)
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Wikireason

Proposers User:David Bruhn (). Mailing list request:
Overview Collecting, cataloging, developing, and analyzing arguments.
Demos: Wikireason
Other names Wikireason/naming. Potential domains : wikireason.org, wikireason.net (reg. by AdamRetchless).
Related projects: Wikibate (original proposed name)

People interested joining
  1. User:David Bruhn
  2. User:Colignatus
  3. User:Centroles
  4. User:socratesone
  5. Node ue
  6. User:Beland
  7. Michael Nyiri
  8. Kookykman|(t)(c)
  9. Wikipedia User Mb1000
  10. Wonderfool
  11. Bruno Negrao
  12. Inge Habex
  13. Wintran
  14. Richard001
  15. Disanpoter
  16. Hanju
  17. Sir James Paul
  18. eebark
  19. --Wiki und Ylvie
  20. Dps
  21. Desalvionjr
  22. V60 VMTalk · VMake
  23. Tim.bounceback
  24. User:Bifacial
  25. User:Diez2
  26. AndrewSvet
  27. Superesse
  28. User:Abyssal_leviathin
Comments

Wikikids

Proposers Necrophorus (Dec 2004), Gray Porpoise, Astirmays (20:09, 15 October 2006 (UTC)). Mailing list request: original May 2007
Overview A wikipedia version for kids aged between 8 and 13 years old with specific themes and in a simple language. Children so as teenager and adults should be welcomed to edit the articles and help with the other wiki task.
Demos: Wikikids (nl), Vikidia (fr), Wikimini (fr), Grundschulwiki (de), enwikikids (en)
Other names Wikichildren, KidsWiki, etc.. Potential domains : http://www.wikikids.org, http://de.wikikids.org ... kid.wikipedia.org, kidipedia, www.wikidia.org, en.wikikids.org.
Related projects: Merged with Wikichildren proposal
Comments
  • Talk:Wikikids
  • Differences between wikikids and wikichildren proposal: wikichildren offer to create different account for adults and children, the last having less privileges.
  • I would like to make a comment. I am a kid, and Simple English Wikipedia is simple enough for kids in my estimation. We also have wikijunior. To me, I also don't see it as good for the children's accounts to have less priveliges (sp?) because kids have the ability to do the same things adults do, like run their own wiki (that is mine). The encyclopædia should have no one below, no one above. Ionas68224 06:54, 15 August 2007 (UTC) Hi, Simple english WP only exists in english (yes !) They were no other simple language wikipedia opened after it. On the "demo" site in french, children don't have less privileges, the younger just are less likely to become sysop, that's all. Astirmays 18:59, 17 September 2007 (UTC) Simple English wikipedia is not necessarily for children, but for none native speakers of English. Redrocketboy 15:53, 10 December 2007 (UTC) There is/was a simple French wikipedia I believe. The Flying Spaghetti Monster 22:19, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
  • There is a need for a kids version of Wikipedia. The main problem is that there are articles on the main version that are not appropriate for kids. This is also true on the simple version. Even if the English is fine, the content is not fine. By having a separate namespace or domain name, it makes it easier for external filtering programs to filter out the main material while allowing access to the age appropriate material. I think that by having one wiki with different namespaces, the needs of the different groups could be satisfied. I also think that there is a need for 3 different groups: Lower Elementary (preschool - 4th grade -- lots of pictures and sound with little text); 4th grade - 8th grade (more story format); 9th grade - 12th grade (standard encylopedia in simple English, but with moderated content. I don't think that kids wikipedia needs to have separate privs than adults. The SOP of the site should be a set of standards with an editing board (adults that are in charge, not children) who decide what is and what is not appropriate content wise for the site. Then just let external filtering programs take care of the rest. If the content is marked with some standards, filtering should be an easy task.
  • Comments about the target ages. I think that the high school students should be encouraged to be the editors. If they can explain a topic to somebody else, it means that they truly understand that topic. 69.120.135.108 23:07, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
People interested joining Wikikids (see http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Proposals_for_new_projects&oldid=451356#Wikichildren)
  1. Gray Porpoise
  2. Blue caterpillar
  3. Seahen
  4. Minun Spiderman
  5. eebark
  6. Necrophorus
  7. TomK32 WR Internet
  8. Ryan524
  9. Scott Gall
  10. Brisvegas
  11. Richard Melo da Silva
  12. Astirmays
  13. "Sir James Paul
  14. William.lethal
  15. V60 VMTalk · VMake
  16. Greeves
  17. Microchip08
  18. DeSalvionjr
  19. Moez talk
  20. GrooveDog (Currently a WikiKids admin)
  21. Alastor Moody
  22. Hirohisat
  23. Andrewjd
  24. Redrocketboy
  25. OhanaUnitedTalk page 15:40, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
  26. ARkY // ¡HaBLaR!
  27. --Qmwne235 23:37, 10 December 2007 (UTC) (Qmwne235)
  28. Nothing444, Dont contact me in metawiki, only in wikipedia! 20:25, 1 March 2008 (UTC) [2]
  29. +sj | help with translation |+ 02:07, 23 August 2008 (UTC)
  30. Daniel B 18:45, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
  31. Empire3131 01:49, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
  32. User:zzmonty
  33. Matema 08:33, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Management team

Since MediaWiki has no interest in this project due to their "Freedom of Speech" issues, we, as a community, should seriously consider starting our own website that is not part of the MediaWiki corporation. Buying domain space that we can add code can cost as little as $50/year from Arvixe.com. That is a company that I have personally been a customer of, so I know their lowest cost for a development site (low bandwidth restrictions). I can handle the software part. Is there anybody else that can handle the business side in terms of setting up a non-profit corporation to accept donations? If you are interested in helping with the management side, please sign below with an indication of what skills you can offer.
  • Software Engineering Side (installation and modification of MediaWiki code)
  • Business side (donation, taxes, non-profit status, etc.)
  • Educators, validation of content, age appropriateness of content
  • Editors (Need an editorial board on a children's site)
  • Administrators (Main policy makers and administrator of the site)
  • Graphic designers (design logo, color scheme, graphics, etc.
Why don't you guys start this Paedia in Wikia? You seem to have some momentum, Wikia wikis pay themselves by advertisement, and you may define your own rules, AFAIK. Check that option. Lwyx 04:54, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

WikiMed

Proposers Messedrocker (June 17, 2006). Mailing list request: June 2006
Overview A wiki dedicated to providing medical information to the public under a copyleft license
Demos: http://editthis.info/wikimed
Other names WikiMedicine. Potential domains : WikiMD seems to be taken, so WikiMed or WikiMedicine sound like options..
Related projects:
Comments People interested joining
  1. Messedrocker
  2. Scepia
  3. Gyre
  4. GangstaEB
  5. Allamakee Democrat
  6. Robinson0120
  7. Aeetlrsk
  8. Someoneinmyheadbutit'snotme
  9. User:Alfakim
  10. Someoneinmyheadbutit'snotme
  11. thiste
  12. Ahmed
  13. Winston
  14. Eukesh
  15. thesublime514
  16. Bernstein2291
  17. Redrocketboy
  18. User:Abyssal_leviathin

TranslateWiki

Proposers SPQRobin (17:41, 12 April 2007 (UTC)). Mailing list request:
Overview Translatewiki is a proposal for a wiki to translate words and sentences. This is based on Wiktionary, but there are differences (see the description page). You can compare it with a machine translator.
Demos: http://translation.wikia.com/
Other names TranslateWiki, WikiTranslate, (you can add a name!), Wikiterpret, Wiklanguage, Babelwiki. Potential domains : http://www.translatewiki.org (taken), http://www.wikitranslate.org (taken), http://www.babelwiki.org (taken by a geek. maybe (didn't contact) he will donate), wikiterpret.org (available).
Related projects: BetaWiki
Interested people To all the people that would like to join: See Requests for new languages/Wiktionary multilingual
  1. SPQRobin
  2. Bifacial
  3. Microchip08
  4. Greeves
  5. Funpika
  6. Aforsys
  7. Ionas68224
  8. User:Adolfobs93
  9. User:Kuvaly
Comments

WikiEarth

Proposers F. Terran, mail (January 2007?). Mailing list request:
Overview Collect maps in a wiki, to search and hold interesting locations in the world. It could eventually develope technology to translate maps to the same format
Demos: http://www.inopia.org/wikiearth
Other names Wikimaps, Wikiatlas, Wiktlas, Maps, Geo, WikiEarth, Wikiography, Wikiplaces, wikiworld. Potential domains : wikiearth.org.
Related projects: WikiMaps, Wikimapia, Commons Atlas project
People interested joining
  1. Boguslav
  2. --Desalvionjr 22:26, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  3. Greeves
  4. Richard Melo
  5. Paul Noundre Nothbad
  6. JJohnson1701 - definitely. Something where we can pull up a map of, say, England, and click on the language links to see the names in foreign languages, and click on that language's article on that city, village, or whatever. That'd be awesome. Perhaps it would need a list of the places, perhaps in system messages, and then a translation as well.
  7. JosN A Wikiatlas exists on Commons already. That could be transferred to a new Wikiearth, Wikiatlas or whatever. A atlas with a lot of information does not seem logical to me for Commons, so, a new wiki would be preffered, I guess.
  8. User:WikiEarth I really like the idea of having a wiki atlas, even before I saw this proposal. I made my own wiki called wikiearth if you want to check it out.
  9. Jeepday
  10. User:JeroenKon
  11. TheFearow 21:38, 13 August 2007 (UTC) Seems great - in a wiki environment, we can provide some fantastic detail on places not otherwise discussed in traditional atlases.
  12. Like Wikimapia? OK... Support. Ionas68224 07:02, 15 August 2007 (UTC)
  13. drini [es:] [commons:] 01:40, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
  14. Anonymous Dissident - I like the name Wikimaps best of all. AnonymousDissident 10:42, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
  15. Diez2 I like it. 18:12, 10 September 2007 (UTC)
  16. --alexscho
  17. Sounds like a good idea...--Kushan I.A.K.J 13:54, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
  18. Soxred93 01:47, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
  19. User:Adolfobs93 --Adolfobs93 15:58, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
  20. Nn123645 08:06, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
  21. Empire3131 01:51, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
  22. User:Kuvaly
Comments

Betawiki

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


Requests without demos


Community proposals

iWiki
Proposers User:Princess Janay (16 May 2008). Mailing list request:
Overview A safe social environment that allows people to talk to each other; to connect and interact. No adult content is discussed, etc... Everything is appropiate for people of all ages. Compare to Myspace, or Facebook.
Demos: https://iwiki.wikidot.com/
Other names iWiki/naming. Potential domains : iWiki.org, wikifriends.org, wikiconnect.org., wikime.org.
Related projects:
People interested in joining
  1. Princess Janay
  2. winnetou12
  3. User:Adolfobs93--Adolfobs93 16:01, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
Comments

Culture proposals

Wikitainment Guides
Proposers User:T-man - ajtorrepuerto@hotmail.com (17-oct-2006). Mailing list request: (HELP, please!!)
Overview A wiki designed to focus on all contemporary entertainment fiction in different media. Closely tied with Wikipedia, it will contain all the pop cult info about characters, episodes, series, comic book issues, movies, singers, bands, labels and videogames that is often labeled as "un-encyclopedic" by deletionist Wikipedia editors.Wikipedia could move the information there. This would save a great deal of edit conflicts between Deletionist and inclusionist editors.
Demos: http://www.pop-cult.org/Wikitainment/
Other names Wikitainment Guide, Wikitainment, the Pop-cult Guides. Potential domains : www.wikitainment.com.
Related projects:
. Comments
  • It will be divided into classifications: Video Games, Television, Movies, Comics, Music, Radio, Toys, Sports, People, Technology, Fashion, Books.
  • Another possibility is instead of creating a whole new wiki, creating this wiki within Wikipedia as a siamese twin sister project of Wikipedia, or a sub-wiki.
People interested joining
  1. T-man
  2. Sir James Paul
  3. --Crna Gora (en-wiki)
  4. Keith @ English and 中文
  5. Jayden54
  6. Saponification
  7. Maxipuchi
  8. Greeves User:desalvionjr
  9. --alexscho
  10. Peregrine Fisher 00:52, 11 February 2009 (UTC) We need this bad. If it goes anywhere, please contact me on wikipedia because I don't check meta very often.
Wikiwine
Proposers Giacomo Bordiga (). Mailing list request:
Overview Collecting information, vintages, ratings, history, etc, about wines (not generic wines as already done in wikipedia). That cannot be done in wikipedia because most of the wines are not of encyclopedic importance.
Demos:
Other names . Potential domains : wikiwine.org registered but not used, wikieno.org (eno like enology) free..
Related projects:
Comments People interested joining

Original Research

WikiThink
Proposers User:Dps - wikithinkadmin at gmail dot com (2007-01-14). Mailing list request:
Overview Open research wiki. Where all "Original Research" articles that don't make it to WikiPedia go! Setup research topics and launch brainstorming discussions. A place to share great ideas in all fields of science. These ideas that are even in a premature stage but with constructive criticism, collaboration, interaction and synergy they can become the next breakthroughs. This is not a wiki for things that exist, but for the things to come! Update: this project has been quite warmly welcome by many, however it never acquired a critical mass needed to take off. I would like suggestions on what to do.
Demos: http://wikithink.wiki-site.com/index.php/Main_Page
Other names . Potential domains : wikithink.org (not registered).
Related projects:
People interested joining
  1. Dps
  2. Desalvionjr 22:29, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  3. Cbdorsett 06:06, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
  4. Rohar1 13:47, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
  5. Pi72 16:25, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
  6. Orthologist
  7. Diego Marcos
  8. Greeves
  9. Pharamund
  10. --Tcbmotors 17:57, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
  11. Karpeth 18:52, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
  12. Redrocketboy
  13. User:Abyssal_leviathin
  14. User:Nahraana
  15. Orres rulez! Deevrod 14:16, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
Comments WikiBrain
Proposers Andrewdt85 - email: andrewdt85@hotmail.com (5/26/06). Mailing list request:
Overview This would basically be like Wikipedia- a communal brain, a pool of knowledge and wisdom- but this Wiki would be a place for all that knowledge and wisdom that's a.) not good enough for Wikipedia ('List of Pickup Lines') and b.) not verifiable enough for Wikipedia; it would contain opinions often (not the same as Wikiopinions proposed above), and debatable material, so users of this site would have to be able to not freak out about biased knowledge/wisdom.
Demos:
Other names . Potential domains : .
Related projects:
Comments People interested in joining
  1. Andrewdt85
  2. V60 VMTalk · VMake
  3. Greeves
  4. DeSalvionjr
  5. Karpeth 18:57, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Arts/media-related proposals

WikiMusic
Proposers TDN169 (13 December 2006). Mailing list request:
Overview To provide a place for midi files, sheet music, lyrics and notes for existing tunes, which have lost copyright, or new arrangements or compositions released under the GFDL or Creative Commons.
Demos: Musikwiki (de)
Other names WikiScore, WikiMusic, WikiTune WikiMIDI. Potential domains : .
Related projects:
Comments
  • Use my talk page Talk:TDN169 Should be part of Wikisource. Pcu123456789 03:57, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
  • I would like to mention that this is a perennial suggestion to have some project related to the formation and distribution of musical content, with suggestions to have different markup systems within the MediaWiki software and to even be able to edit MIDI files or musical scores. There certainly are some interesting things that could be done with music in a collaborative fashion, and this particular project should not be completely dismissed. --Roberth 17:56, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
  • (In response to Pcu123456789) This should not be part of Wikisource. When people think of a library, they generally think of books, not sheet music. Putting this at Wikisource would cause it to be neglected. This should be it's own project. Galanskov 21:51, 12 April 2007 (UTC) Actually, my public library has a whole wing filled with sheet music, scores and scripts. Perfectly reasonable contents for a source repository, although it is probably true that having this as a separate project would probably guarantee more traffic and more care.--starfarmer*comm 10:34, 12 January 2008 (UTC) Although it is going in a slightly different direction, you might want to take a look at [3] Topic is "Facebook choir/band/something like" in the Facebook group "Join this if you've played music with someone in it..." The group of ~35,000 members is looking into ways to collaboratively record (and potentially write) music. I think it could be tremendous if som:eone familiar with how to organize such a project got in touch with this group! Cmadler 16:31, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
  • IMSLP is a wiki based on the free sheet music on the internet with tremendous coverage, having extremely obscure pieces and most if not all of the main composers' works. The subject is not narrow, in my opinion, but many people could not participate without knowledge of notation or composition. Alton 04:18, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
  • IMSLP has some problems now. Maybe Wikimedia should help? Kj 19:45, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
Since IMSLP still has problem, may be it is time to revive the discussion on this project? see Wikimusic_II and WikiScores 82.124.131.76 21:16, 31 January 2008 (UTC)
  • It would be nice to have an easy way to make sheet music and MIDI files (maybe even with the same code). I've never heard of IMSLP, but I was using [4], which seems somewhat similar, recently, I found some music on it that I wished to play, but it was formated wrong for my instrument. It would have been nice have an easy way to change this, such as a wiki. Jkasd 01:01, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
  • I love this project. Composition by all people. --Szawatschenski 01:00, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Since IMSLP is up again, I think it would be an even more interesting prospect to try to convince IMSLP to join the Wikimedia foundation as WikiMusic.Theunixgeek 11:48, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
People interested
  1. Guillermo
  2. User:Lifelike23
  3. V60 VMTalk · VMake
  4. User:ataricom
  5. Greeves
  6. Galanskov
  7. Bernstein2291
  8. AndrewSvet
  9. --alexscho
  10. Tosão 23:27, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
  11. Jkasd
  12. Voz da Verdade 21:03, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
  13. Nn123645 12:40, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
  14. Szawatschenski 01:00, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
  15. Sloyment 01:54, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
  16. --RudolfSimon 22:33, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
Wikilinguistica
Proposers Anonymous 1 (). Mailing list request:
Overview A free wiki about linguistics (grammar [syntax, usage, PoS] and orthography [spelling and pronunciation]). It will be divided into the subsections for grammar and orthography, and sub-subsections for spelling, phon(et)ics, syntax, and usage. Basically, Wikiproject Linguistics (which grew too fast), and the Linguistics sections for Wikibooks and Wikisource all combined into one, plus a unique section for etymologies. This'll probably grow big, too!
Demos:
Other names WikiLinguistica or just Linguistica, subsections named below. Potential domains : .
Related projects:

Comments Proposer People interested in joining

WikiRadio
Proposers User:paraxon - admin@paraxon.biz (19.03.2007). Mailing list request:
Overview A place, where emerging artists can send in own creations, which are selected from and played through an audio stream.
Demos:
Other names Wiki Audio Network, Radiowiki. Potential domains : www.wikiradio.org (suggestion) www.radiowiki.org.
Related projects:

Comments People interested joining
  1. Cleefy 10:56, 28 April 2007 (UTC)
  2. ElJay Arem 04:19, 03 January 2008 (UTC)
  3. Tosão 23:44, 18 February 2008 (UTC)



Education-related proposals

Wikiversity for real Universities
Proposers miostyle (7 january 2008). Mailing list request:
Overview A Wikiversity for each real university, designed like common data-base of digital learning courses based on real learning courses in university, being digitizing by students while studying
Demos: v:ru:Wikiversity-NSU, v:ru:Talk:Wikiversity-NSU
Other names Wikiversity-NAME_OF_UNIVERSITY. Potential domains : nsu.ru.wikiversity.org.
Related projects:

People interested in joining
  • miostyle If you could advise what moments i should pay attention especially if im creating wikiversity based on real university? It should be just portal in wikiversity.beta(Becouse language is Russian) or better be self-dependent project based on wikimedia engine downloaded from mediawiki website?
How to integrate my initiative of digitizing the real universtity courses to wikipedia format with main website wikiversity.org? For example history of computing course in our university is different from existed here already, so i should to do second version of it? --miostyle 14:12, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
ExchangeWiki
Proposers *tikris* (30 November 2006). Mailing list request:
Overview A Wiki for all the students interested in student exchange.
Demos:
Other names ExchangeWiki, WikiExchange, WikiXChange. Potential domains : en.exchangewiki.org.
Related projects:

Comments People interested in joining
  1. *tikris*
  2. AinoLikitalo
  3. hk13
  4. JaanaTyrmi
  5. AnneTörmä
  6. RiinaR
WikiCurriculum
Proposers Marty - weissman.marty at gmail.com (September 1, 2007). Mailing list request:
Overview A semantic framework for the development of flexible curricula and texts, in high-school mathematics (Algebra I - Precalculus) to begin with. It will be structured around three core concepts: blocks, facets, and threads. A block will be a unit of mathematical or pedagogical material (such as solving systems of linear equations). A facet will be a way in which to view the material (for the student, teacher, professional developer, mathematician, math historian, curriculum-developer, etc...). A thread will be a collection of blocks, linked with a purpose in mind, such as a coherent Algebra I curriculum, or a mathematically rigorous development of plane Geometry, or a short course for middle-school teachers. Using semantic data (RDF triples), not only will the mathematical content be available, but also there will be information about which mathematical material must be understood before which other material (pedagogical dependency), as well as logical/mathematical dependency, and which problems assess/require which concepts. In addition, semantic data would encode which blocks correspond to NCTM (national) U.S. standards and state (California, Texas, Massachusetts, for example) standards. Standards from other countries will also be added. In this way, a school district can build a curriculum, and perhaps a textbook, by snapping together blocks, ensuring all standards are satisfied, and ensuring that the material is presented in a pedagogically sound way. Or, for example, a teacher educator can build a curriculum for a short professional development course. Or, for example, a homeschooling parent can develop a sound curriculum for their child.
Demos:
Other names . Potential domains : .
Related projects:
People interested joining
  1. Marty (proposer)
Comments What's wrong with wikiverstity? it's for all ages (pre-school and up). Empire3131 22:36, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
WikiProgramming
Proposers DJ Jeri (2 November 2007). Mailing list request:
Overview A Wiki for beginner with programming in Windows (later maybe in Linux).
Demos:
Other names . Potential domains : edu.wikiprogramming.org.
Related projects:
People interested in joining
  1. DJ Jeri (proposer)
Comments


FAQ

WikiAnswers
Proposers ElectricalExperiment" (28/5/2008). Mailing list request:
Overview Users Ask questions and other user answer them. Simular to [http://answers.yahoo.com Yahoo! Answers.
Demos:
Other names . Potential domains : http://www.wikianswers.org.
Related projects: WikiSMS
People interested joining
  1. ElectricalExperiment
  2. Tosão 21:16, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
  3. Robypedia 17:32, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Comments

History-related proposals

Victims of Soviet Repressions Memorial
Proposers Kmweber (04:11, 24 December 2008 (UTC)). Mailing list request: http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/foundation-l/2008-December/048286.html
Overview All victims of the repressions carried out by the Soviet Union's government
Demos: none yet
Other names Victims of Soviet Repressions Memorial. Potential domains : sovietvictims.org (calling the domain "wikivictims" or somesuch just seems inappropriate in this case).
Related projects: none
People interested in joining Comments WikiTimeLine This proposal has been fabricated into a MediaWiki extension!
Proposers DontPanic (22 April 2008). Mailing list request:
Overview Begin and End time of events or people can be added to Wikipedia through a template which produces a link to WikiTimeLine. Those events or people will be added to the timeline of WikiTimeLine (by following this template-link) and can be viewed on this timeline on which they are displayed. An example of how it can look like is WikiTimeScale, but the events and people (and their begin and end dates as well as their description) wouldn't be stored at WikiTimeLine but at Wikipedia, and would be managed there.
Demos:
Other names WikiTimeLine. Potential domains : http://www.wikitimeline.net (already registered by proposer, currently redirecting to WikiTimeScale but may be used for this project instead if accepted).
Related projects: WikiTimeLine at MediaWiki.org

People interested in joining Comments
  • See commentary


Wikidate
Proposers Shyam (T/C) (October 29, 2006). Mailing list request:
Overview The project will comprise of all the dates. The date page would consist all the historic events, births, deaths, future plans, present news on that particular day.
Demos:
Other names . Potential domains : en.wikidate.org.
Related projects: Similar to Wikitimeline and Wikihistory

People interested joining
  1. Shyam (T/C)
  2. Desalvionjr 22:31, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
Comments

Wikifamilytree

Wikihistory
Proposers User:Armanaziz (). Mailing list request:
Overview 50,000B.C. - 31 Dec 2006. There will be a dynamic timeline starting from prehistoric extending upto current year end. Users will post historical events in the timeline on specific dates. There would be several mandatory criteria on each event like Geography, Event Type, Significance etc so that anyone can filter the timeline based on the criteria and get a customized chronological list of relevant events of interest.
Demos: elementfx w/ads
Other names Wikihistory, Wikitimeline, Wikichronology. Potential domains : wikihistory.org.
Related projects:
People Interested Joining
  1. User:master_flosse
  2. User:Armanaziz
  3. User:Snillet
  4. User:FreshFruitsRule
  5. User:Momodamonkey
  6. User:chris10123
  7. User:CrnaGora
  8. User:Desalvionjr
  9. User:maxipuchi
  10. User:Hirohisat
  11. Julian Rodriguez Orihuela
  12. SabineCretella
  13. Thogo
  14. Thunderhead
  15. Tosão 23:46, 18 February 2008 (UTC)
  16. User:Kuvaly
Comments

Language-related proposals

Paraphrasopedia/Wikiphraso
Proposers User:maxipuchi (25 February 2009). Mailing list request: none yet
Overview A place where traductors create accounts and pages where they show how many languages they can traduct. Other people could get into the wiki and ask for traductions.
Demos: none yet
Other names Wikiphraso, Paraphrasowiki, Paraphrasopedia. Potential domains : {{{domains}}}.
Related projects: none
people interested in joining
  1. User:maxipuchi
Wikidioma
Proposers User:FCLeste (13 April 2007). Mailing list request:
Overview A place where people teach each other it's own language. Language specifications, from orthographic rules, grammatic rules, pronuncitation or simple examples from any language are presented to help one learn the language, may he be a true beginner in that language, or just looking for some rules to improve his writing or speaking. Let's rebuild the Babel tower and hope not to be punished again.
Demos:
Other names wikidioma, wikiworld, wibabel. Potential domains : www.wikidioma.org.
Related projects:

Comments People interested joining
  1. SPQRobin 15:00, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
  2. Weak oppose. Sounds good, will join, but how are you going to get pronounceation right? Typos would also be learnt as typos, etc. Microchip08 18:01, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
  3. Tosão 23:10, 20 February 2008 (UTC)


Wikilingo
Proposers User:Tcbmotors (May 24, 2007). Mailing list request:
Overview A place for people to learn new languages. It would be formatted into lessons.
Demos:
Other names Wikilingo, Wikispeak. Potential domains : en.wikilingo.org.
Related projects:
People interested joining
  1. Tcbmotors
  2. EVula
Comments

List-related proposals

Wikinac
Proposers Gary123 (wikialmanac), Ryan524 (24 Jan 2005). Mailing list request:
Overview A wiki World Almanac, an almanac similar to the Book of Lists and People's Almanac created by Irving Wallace, his son David Wallechinsky, and daughter Amy Wallace. It would include interesting facts, obscure historical incidents, interesting links and other esoteric and unknown knowledge.
Demos: http://wikinac.info.tm
Other names Wikinac, Wikialmanac, WikiSignifica, WikiPeople'sAlmanac. Potential domains : en.wikinac.org, en.wikialmanac.org, en.WikiSignifica.org.
Related projects:
People interested joining
  1. Ryan524
  2. Sean Turvey
  3. GangstaEB
  4. --alexscho
Comments Wikilists
Proposers (). Mailing list request:
Overview
Demos:
Other names . Potential domains : .
Related projects:
Link to request on mailing list Not yet made Naming suggestions Wikilists, Wikilist, Wikicollections, Wikisets Domain name http://www.wikilists.org (not registered, although wikilist.org, wikilists.com and wikilists.net are) Demo WikiaSite:List Scope Lists of things with related properties, which may or may not be appropriate for other projects (due to original research or "listcruft"). Details Wikilists (2nd version). A previous attempt was made at Wikilists, but it was not developed much Commets Talk:Wikilists (2nd version) Proposer User:ConMan Date 3 October 2006 People interested joining
  1. Confusing Manifestation
  2. Cristóbalrguacl
  3. User:Scigirl543
  4. --alexscho
  5. Morten
WikiTrivia
Proposers (). Mailing list request:
Overview
Demos:
Other names . Potential domains : .
Related projects:
Naming suggestions WikiTrivia, WikiCulture Domain name none yet Scope WikiTrivia is a proposed offshoot of Wikipedia. WikiTrivia pages will be made up of lists of trivia items collected regarding any and all topics.
This project is a response to the perceived negative impact of trivia lists in Wikipedia articles (see Wikipedia's Trivia guideline). WikiTrivia would serve as a place where Trivia sections in Wikipedia articles could be moved and retained, for those who are interested in reading and maintaining them, while no longer hindering Wikipedia's efforts to remain encyclopedic in article quality.Details WikiTrivia Comments Talk:WikiTrivia Proposer Date 00:55, 7 September 2007 (UTC) People interested in joining
  1. (proposer)
  2. SamBC (Talk) 17:36, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
  3. David Witchell 17:56, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
  4. DHowell 01:11, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
  5. Karpeth 18:56, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
  6. FT2 (Talk | email) 15:46, 10 December 2007 (UTC) Much support for the idea; my focus will have to remain on Wikipedia though. Would like to see this succeed, due to expected benefits for both trivia users/fans, and Wikipedia.
  7. Ixfd64 20:06, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Reference-related proposals

Wikonstitution
Proposers is a wiki that collects all the articles and laws of each country and each book of laws and that instead it was translated into Spanish, German, etc.. is divided into countries such as: mex, usa, ger, etc. (). Mailing list request:
Overview
Demos:
Other names . Potential domains : wikilaw.org, wikiconstitution.org, wikilaws.org, wikilegal.org.
Related projects:
Link to request on mailing list x Naming suggestions Wikilaw, wikilegal, wikilex or wikirights Domain name Scope Constitutions may form the basis of a nation's laws, but they are followed by laws, regulations, ordinances, judicial interpretations and precedents, etc. Very hard to keep track of what is still legal and what isn't. Additionally, there are still laws on the books that need to be revisited. Some are ridiculous by today's standards, some are no longer politically correct. This project is to compile every national, international, state, and municipal law, as well as a database of court decisions and precedents, together with a legal encyclopedia for explanation of laws, regulations, rights and obligations, for the use of professionals and lay people. Details [[5]] Comments [[6]] Good project idea, the legal system is an indecipherable maize for most people, anything to help people understand their legalProposer User:diogod – denczuk@gmail.com Date September 24, 2008 People interested in joining
  1. Adolfo --Adolfobs93 16:17, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
  2. Nn123645 08:13, 4 December 2008 (UTC) --
Wikibibliography
Proposers (). Mailing list request:
Overview
Demos:
Other names . Potential domains : .
Related projects:
Link to request on mailing list No Naming suggestions Wikibibliography, Wikigraphy Domain name http://www.wikibibliography.org Scope Even in our internet age, books are very important source of knowledge. The biggest problem is to find them. Even the catalogues of the greatest libraries are far from being complete. But, as experience shows, wikicommunity can do what great institutions cannot. The aim of wikibibliography is to become the great bibliographical catalogue. Each book will get an article with such information as author, publisher, year of publishing, ISBN. And of course, each article will have categories (by book's language, by topic..). It will be very useful for any researcher. Details WikiBibliography Comments Talk:WikiBibliography Proposer Kneiphof Date 5 August 2006 People interested in joining
  1. User:master_flosse
  2. Kneiphof
  3. Computerjoe
  4. Saponification
  5. Kv75

Wikimedia-related proposals

Wikiscope
Proposers Daniel (2 June 2006). Mailing list request: foundation-l
Overview A viewer (non-Wikimedian)-based page which ties together the various Wikimedia projects.
Demos:
Other names Wikiscope, Wikiview, Wikiwatch, Wikshelf (see Wikiscope/Name), Wikicue. Potential domains : en.wikiscope.org, de.wikiscope.org etc. (available as of 14/6/06).
Related projects:
Comments People interested in joining
  1. Daniel
  2. Lhademmor
  3. Lcarsdata
  4. Yorktown1776
  5. Somebody
  6. Disanpoter
  7. eebark
  8. DeSalvionjr
  9. Greeves
Wikimedia Outreach
Proposers User:Eloquence - erik AT wikimedia DOT org (January 6, 2007). Mailing list request: [7]
Overview Similar to efforts like spreadfirefox.com, the purpose of this portal would be to allow Wikimedians to come together and discuss ways to increase the impact of Wikimedia Foundation activities by reaching out to individuals, organizations, companies, and so on.
Demos:
Other names Wikimedia Outreach, Spread Wikimedia. Potential domains : outreach.wikimedia.org.
Related projects:
People interested joining
  1. Eloquence 17:40, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
  2. Thunderhead 23:11, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
  3. Greeves
  4. NDCompuGeek
  5. Mønobi 21:02, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
  6. Cbrown1023 talk 21:05, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
  7. OhanaUnitedTalk page 17:04, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
  8. --Meno25 11:13, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
  9. Techman224Talk 01:33, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
  10. Steven Walling (talk) 22:56, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
Mobile and offline wikis WikiMobile
Proposers 7cows (28 - December - 2006). Mailing list request:
Overview a Mobile Wiki page for each Wiki page. This function would allows users to select a summary of text for users on the go (like mobiles) or using devices with limited screen space. Main reason why this would be more sucessful then google: Users on Cellphones (mobiles) generally are paying for Internet data traffic, slow connection and limited small screen to sift through wanted info. A google search would most likely turn a lot of unwanted websites that don't address info that user is specifically looking for and not in a mobile friendly format. If a WikiMobile search was put in place all mobile search requests would be easy to access and a super convenient tool to have on the fly.

Demos:
Other names . Potential domains : WAPwiki.mobi.
Related projects:
Comments People interested joining
  1. 7cows
  2. Thunderhead
  3. Desalvionjr - I am able to be a sysop for this project
  4. Robypedia
WikiSMS
Proposers Lord Anubis (25 December 2007 (merry xmas)). Mailing list request:
Overview 'A wiki derived from all wiki projects comprising 160 character text explaining various topics/defining various meanings/identifying various people.
Demos:
Other names . Potential domains : wikisms.org.
Related projects: Texperts, AQA
Comments
  • Well, We all know w:en:Texperts and AQA. These companies respond to SMS questions from the UK via a shortcode. So you text in your question, and you get back an answer in 160 characters. "Who is Bill Gates", or "What is turkey stuffing made of", or "What's the date for easter this year". A similar (perhaps commercial too) wiki can be made, where articles are limited to 1 text (160 characters), or maybe two, such that a person can text in their question ("Bill Gates?", "Turkey Stuffing?", "Easter 2008?") to WikiSMS, and would get the answer immediately. The answers will be set by the community, it will be less work than existing projects, and we already have millions of articles which can be used to extract info from to fit into one SMS. Something to think about !! and dont forget me when you start making millions with this idea wikimedia foundation !!! ;).
People interested in joining
  1. Karpeth
  2. --That wouldn't be a project but a search interface over existing projects. Platonides 20:57, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

Unsorted proposals

Please help keep this page organized by sorting your proposal into one of the above categories!
Essentialpedia
Proposers User:Mikael Häggström (22 October 2008). Mailing list request: none yet
Overview A shorter and more concise Wikipedia, containing only the most essential. A rule of thumb may be that everything in it must be worth the time for any layman to learn by heart.
Demos: none yet
Other names Essentialpedia, Concisepedia. Potential domains : {{{domains}}}.
Related projects: none
People Interested Joining
  1. Mikael Häggström
  2. SwirlBoy39
  3. User:Geoff Plourde
  4. Grebenkov
  5. Roux
  6. Microchip08 (as long as there's no drama)
  7. The Flying Spaghetti Monster - Won't be super active - have commitments at Simple.
  8. Deevrod (I'd like to open Russian part of Essentialpedia and edit it, but only English is OK).
  9. Robypedia
  10. DavidWS I'd love to work on it. It's a very smart project idea.
  11. Giorgio Gonnella I think this is a very smart project, and would result in a big success. I'm not sure about how much energy I could invest in it, due to my many interests, but I would contribute for sure.
  12. norro I like the idea very much
Comments
  • The only problem I have is surely, being limited to concise articles on important subjects, eventually editors will run out of things to write and then it will cease being a wiki. Because at some point, everything important enough to be included will have been written to the highest standard and then what will we do? Either it simply stops or it includes non-concise/non-important articles and then it stops being Essentialpedia. Thoughts? The Flying Spaghetti Monster 22:25, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Would not this project simply be offering a subset of Wikipedia? Essential topics should be treated thoroughly in Wikipedia, there is no real need to duplicate (or divide) writing efford, skills, etc. Thus creating Essentialpedia is:
    1. selecting the essential,
      1. This goal seems unrealistic to me. There are simply no clear-cut criteria to determine what is "essential". The project will crash in edit wars discussing whether some article is "essential". Better stick to wikipedias as comprehensive as each individual language allows, but more concise by concentrating in the introductions. Lwyx 00:40, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
    2. improving Wikipedia articles on these essential topics to meet or exceed Essentialpedia standards,
    3. present them in Essentialpedia manner, and style.
      --Purodha Blissenbach 21:20, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
  • At some point I thought about proposing or joining something like a Concisepedia; now I see that it may be implemented as a Project within the individual language wikipedias following these criteria:
    1. by concentrating in the introduction to each individual article, so that the rest might only be an expansion;
    2. perhaps by devising a skin, so that it filters in the main intro and only gives access to the rest of the article on demand; this skin might be the default for WAP access, so perhaps the extra domain only points to that skin.
IMNSHO this way we avoid to duplicate tasks with individual language wikipedias. In conclusion, I'm not joining it, and I discourage people from joining. Sorry. Lwyx 00:40, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
  • This sounds like a terrible idea. This content can already be hosted on the various Wikipedia language editions. Just extract the content you want. — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 06:20, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
  • We already have Simple Wikipedia, which doesn't get a lot of contributors (I think), and there is Veropedia, which is intended to "collect the best of Wikipedia's content, clean it up, vet it, and save it for all time (another project that seems stalled). So no, I don't think we need yet another fork. John Broughton 22:05, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
  • This good idea might be addressed by a scale already present in current (English) WP. The Version 1.0 Editorial Team's "importance of topic" scale is used widely in many WikiProjects. Picking up "High"-rated articles should do the job. / If the need for a separate site is high, (that is, higher than my imagination,) I think it would work better as an automated mirror of the current WP, not a separate project. The Essentialpedia editors would only maintain the list of articles that would be mirrored. / Then again, I still believe that this Essentialpedia idea could be worked out within the current WP framework. --朝彦 (Asahiko) 16:19, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
  • I object to this. Its function is already covered by Wikipedia and working towards these goals would be less productive as a separate project. Fewer, broader Wikimedia projects allow for greater efficiency and greater potential. There should only be separate projects if they cover different, non-mutual types of content, which is reflected in the current make-up of Wikimedia projects: an encyclopedia, a dictionary, a media repository, a text repository, &c. --Oldak Quill 19:02, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Query: how would this project differ from Simple Wikipedia? --Kralizec! 19:32, 9 November 2008 (UTC) We would assume that everyone reading is fluent in English (I'd imagine), and simply concentrate on making it concise, not on basic English. DavidWS 19:14, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
Wikiwireless
Proposers (). Mailing list request:
Overview
Demos:
Other names . Potential domains : .
Related projects:
Link to request on mailing list Naming suggestions Wikiwireless, Wikicellular, Wikivoip, Wikicache, Domain name ? (state of registration) Scope voice recognition wikipedia search queries to mobil phones Details similar to "GOOG 411" this project would have computers linked to voice recognition software answer calls by cell phone users on the go. The user in theory, would call in the search query, it would be transmitted to the wikipedia or whichever product wanted(wikinews,wikicommons,etc), found, verified for accuracy, then a list is offered for which aspects of the article wanted read by the computer voice, and voilà! success! or emailed or texted too. Proposer User:wikiwong - maximov13@gmail.com Date 20:04, 19 March 2008 (UTC) People interested in joining
--That wouldn't be a project but an interface over the existing projects. Platonides 20:56, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
Wikicode
Proposers Ryan524 (29 December 2006). Mailing list request: foundation-l
Overview A repository of source code for any programming language released under GPL or other agreed upon license.
Demos: http://wikicode.wiki-site.com/
Other names . Potential domains : wikicode.org (unreg).
Related projects:
People interested joining
  1. Ryan524
  2. Kajk
  3. Johan R (Sweden)
  4. V60 VMTalk · VMake
  5. Yes0song (w:ko:)
  6. Chris Grant
  7. EVula // talk
  8. Karpeth
  9. Redrocketboy
  10. User:Abyssal_leviathin
  11. User:Rursus
Comments
  • Some interest among Erik Garrison, Mako, and others has been murmured since later 2007 +sj | help with translation |+ 02:07, 23 August 2008 (UTC)
WikiVote
Proposers User:Openforbusiness (October 28, 2006). Mailing list request:
Overview An online democracy, where people create polls, and vote. Kind of like http://wipoll.com/wipol/, only categorized, and easier to use.
Demos: http://wipoll.com/wipol/
Other names WikiVote, WikiDemocracy, Wikipolls, W.O.D (Wiki Online Democracy), Wikiocracy. Potential domains : en.wikivote.org (not registered).
Related projects: Wikicracy
Comments
  • No! A big, flat out no. Wikimedia Foundation are for free knowledge, not polls. I don't see how "anyone can edit" is special for a thing like polls. Also, a true democracy does not "vote on consensus". Ionas68224 07:00, 15 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose - per Ionas68224. I don't think we need a everyone can edit poll. Hirohisat 06:37, 7 September 2007 (UTC) Sorry, but Oppose, the entire idea of the Wikimedia foundation is for free knowledge, not polls, also Wikimedia is NOT a place to test democracy!--Kushan I.A.K.J 07:39, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
  • OpposeGeo.plrd 19:54, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
People interested joining
  1. User:Openforbusiness
  2. User:Laleena
  3. Desalvionjr 22:27, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  4. Greeves
  5. User:Scigirl543
  6. ~ R.T.G
Wikinnovate
Proposers James Hornitzky (1 December 2008). Mailing list request: none yet
Overview Innovatia is an open innovation initiative aimed at gathering and promoting ideas and innovation. This is the place to post any of your ideas, or help others realize their own. We don't expect you to post your best Nobel prize winning ideas here (although we certainly encourage you to), but you can post all those ideas that you think may be needed, never had time for or maybe you think aren't that great... because someone else might!
Demos: http://innovatia.org
Other names Innovatia or Wikinova. Potential domains : en.wikinnovate.org or wikinova.org (not registered).
Related projects: none
Many people got some new and practical idea, which would be interesting for beginning a new technological device, a new business, any interesting innovation in any domain.
This new wiki would allow anybody to develop this idea.
It would be a free GNU publication of otherwise patentable new ideas...People Interested Joining
  1. James Hornitzky
  2. User:Dr Bernard Auriol[[8]]; [site du Dr Auriol]
Wikiblogs
Proposers User:deevrod (2 January 2009). Mailing list request: none yet
Overview Blog platform based on wiki technology
Demos: none yet
Other names Wikiblogs. Potential domains : wikiblogs.org.
Related projects: none
People interested in joining
  1. Deevrod

Comments

  • This is a great idea if it would have eternally open polls but it is also so open to swamping by sockpuppetry and comments. ~ R.T.G 19:32, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
Wikidata project
Proposers User:Marcus Cyron - kenwilliams-1ATwebDOTde (2007-11-06). Mailing list request:
Overview
Demos:
Other names . Potential domains : wikidata.org or de.wikidata.org.
Related projects: wikilists, wikidata

People interested in joining
  1. alexscho
  2. Desalvionjr - I had this idea the other day, I am able to be an sysop for this project
Comments
  • See also Wikistatistics.


  • Very good idea. =) — Delhovlyn (talk) — [feel free to correct my bad English! =) ] 20:38, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Wikisource Project

Hello, I have already few people joining my team of doing Audio Work for Wikisource on John Keats' poems. Lemme know if anyone intersted. Leave Message on my talk page. IDangerMouse 10:44, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

See also

Community projects

Wikisongs

Hello to everybody. I am Or from the Hebrew Wikipedia and from the Hebrew Wiktionary and I want to manage a new project- Wikisong about singers and their songs. who can help me? Or12 19:41, 3 December 2008 (UTC)People Interested Joining
  1. Or12 18:14, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
  2. HeLg 18:02, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
  3. Liatl13 18:55, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
Discussion
  • What is the proposed scope? Is the intent to have this multi-language, or Hebrew, or a select group of languages? Do you plan to have lyrics if pd, and if not pd how do you pan to handle that? Is this current artists and their songs, modern history, or are you planning to include folk songs, traditional songs, etc? Thanks, sorry for so many questions. KillerChihuahua 12:41, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Wikicountries

Proposers User:Esteban97 (27/12/2008 17:21 UTC). Mailing list request:
Overview A complete encyclopedia about every country.
Demos: Wikicountries
Other names Wikicountries/naming. Potential domains : .
Related projects:

People interested joining Esteban97

WIKI GAMES

Proposal: Games from all cultures accumulating in one place, incuding directions.

Move Wikipedia


Move Wikipedia

Proposers User:Theornamentalist (1/12/2009). Mailing list request:
Overview Move Wikipedia under a different database and substitute it with a more classic definition of an Encyclopedia.
Demos: none
Other names none. Potential domains : none.
Related projects: Essentialpedia
People interested joining User:Theornamentalist

Restoration.wikimedia.org


Restoration.wikimedia.org

Proposers User:GerardM, User:Durova (25-01-2009). Mailing list request:
Overview Provide a dedicate environment for the restoration of material that can illustrate our projects
Demos: There are many featured pictures, there is much work waiting to be worked on ..
Other names Restoration.. Potential domains : restoration.wikimedia.org.
Related projects: Commons, Wikipedia
People Interested Joining
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Proposal Wikipol

Link to request on mailing list x Naming suggestions wikipol Domain name xx (state of registration) Scope Servicing political communities in developping and updating wikibased political programs Details wikipol OR [- a proposal for a new project of wikimedia] Comments Talk:Wikipol Proposer User:JosJ - email'info@xs2jj.nl' Date 21-02-2009 People interested joining