Proposals for closing projects

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Requests and proposals Proposals for closing projects Archive 
This page lists current proposals to close or delete a project hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. It is subject to the current closing projects policy.

Prior policy proposals:

Instructions:

  1. Before making a proposal for closing a project, please familiarize yourself with the applicable policy.
  2. List your proposal on a separate subpage.
  3. You can use the {{Closing project proposal}} template when making a request. Make sure that you add valid reasons (see policy) why the project is no longer useful to the Wikimedia Foundation, links to where the project is currently working at, and links to any discussions prior to its being listed on this page.
  4. Do not forget to warn the project itself and/or its language community in Wikimedia in the best possible way and add a link to it in the proposal. Proposals with no fair warnings to the projects will be ignored.
  5. These pages are for community input into the Language committee and Board's final decision. Providing reasons after your votes is encouraged and appreciated.

If this is not the first time a project has been nominated for closure, please compare prior discussions to the current situation and circumstances. Experience shows that repeating a failed proposal doesn't work.

Please note that closing a project does not necessarily mean deleting it completely and removing it from the SiteMatrix. The project will be locked for editing and other actions, except by stewards and system administrators. Appropriate content may be merged into another existing Wikimedia project, or content having potential for use in a future Wikimedia project may be imported to the Incubator, along with its contribution history. Alternatively, it may be exported to a non-Wikimedia host subject to GFDL and CC-BY-SA licenses. Potentially useful content is retained long enough to allow migration to happen. Any proposal to actually delete a project should clearly state that intent.

  • Archive (for archived discussions removed from this page)

Comment

The new Closing projects policy has been adopted by the Language committee and approved by the Board (e-mail).
Warning: A local announcement on the wiki in question must be added as well.


Open requests[edit]

Please add new requests to the END of the table below.


Proposal Request date Request closed on Status
Old English Wikibooks 2 (Closure) 21-Jan-2013 Community discussion is in progress.
Interlingue Wikibooks (Closure) 31-Jul-2013 Community discussion is in progress.
Japanese Wikiversity (Closure) 11-Oct-2013 Community discussion is in progress.
Kirundi Wikipedia 2 (Closure) 21-Oct-2013 Community discussion is in progress.
Pitkern & Norfuk Wikipedia 2 (Closure) 29-Nov-2013 Community discussion is in progress.
Moldovan Wikipedia 2 (Deletion) 04-Jan-2014 Community discussion is in progress.

Closed proposals[edit]

Older closed proposals (prior to the introduction of the Closing projects policy) are listed on Proposals for closing projects/Archive.

Project Request date Request closed on Result
Wikipedia Masri (Egyptian Arabic Dialect) (Deletion) 14-Apr-2014 21-Apr-2014 Rejected after proposer didn't fulfill notification requirements.
Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia (Deletion) 26-Feb-2014 27-Feb-2014 Rejected, project is kept open.
brwikimedia (Closure) 13-Feb-2014 14-Feb-2014 Rejected, project is kept open.
Uzbek Wikibooks (2) (Closure) 01-Mar-2013 22-Jul-2013 Approved, project was closed.
Amharic Wikiquote 2 (Closure) 20-Nov-2012 22-Jul-2013 Approved, project was closed.
Xhosa Wikipedia 2 (Closure) 04-Apr-2013 14-Jul-2013 Rejected, project is kept open.
Norwegian Wikinews 2 (Closure) 26-Mar-2013 14-Jul-2013 Rejected, project is kept open.
Min Nan Wikiquote (2) (Closure) 24-Sep-2012 09-Jan-2013 Approved, project was closed.
Inupiak Wiktionary (Closure) 02-Sep-2012 09-Jan-2013 Approved, project was closed.
Min Nan Wikisource 2 (Closure) 12-Oct-2012 31-Dec-2012 Rejected, project is kept open.
English Wikinews (Closure) 18-Nov-2012 19-Nov-2012 Rejected, project is kept open.
Min Nan Wikibooks (Closure) 20-Aug-2012 29-Sep-2012 Approved, project was closed.
Strategy Wiki (Closure) 13-Aug-2012 29-Sep-2012 Approved, project was closed.
Zhuang Wiktionary (Closure) 20-Jun-2012 29-Sep-2012 Approved, project was closed.
Simple English Wiktionary (3) (Closure) 21-Aug-2012 19-Sep-2012 Rejected, project is kept open.
Lojban Wiktionary (Closure) 11-Jun-2012 22-Jul-2012 Rejected, project is kept open.
Basa Sunda Wikibooks (2) (Closure) 06-Jun-2012 22-Jul-2012 Approved, project was closed.
Volapük Wikibooks (Closure) 26-Apr-2012 27-May-2012 Approved, project was closed.
Buryat Wikipedia (Closure) 18-Mar-2012 25-Apr-2012 Rejected, project is kept open.
Chechen Wikipedia (3) (Closure) 30-Mar-2012 15-Apr-2012 Rejected, project is kept open.
Zulu Wikipedia (Closure) 25-Jan-2012 29-Mar-2012 Rejected, project is kept open.
nzwikimedia (Closure) 02-Jan-2012 29-Mar-2012 Approved, project was closed.
Bosnian Wikinews - 2nd proposal (Closure) 21-Sep-2011 29-Feb-2012 Rejected, project is kept open.
Hebrew Wikinews - 2nd request (Closure) 31-Aug-2011 29-Feb-2012 Rejected, project is kept open.
Kazakh Wikibooks 2 (Closure) 20-Jul-2011 29-Feb-2012 Rejected, project is kept open.
meta-wiki (Closure) 19-Feb-2012 19-Feb-2012 Rejected, project is kept open.
Romany wikipedia (Closure) 12-Jan-2012 16-Feb-2012 Implemented as proposed (Indic script removed).
wikipedia ten (Closure) 04-Oct-2011 17-Dec-2011 Approved, project was closed.
Fiji Wikipedia 2 (Closure) 05-Nov-2011 13-Nov-2011 Rejected, project is kept open.
Acehnese Wikipedia (4) (Closure) 15-Oct-2011 15-Oct-2011 Rejected, project is kept open.
Scots Wikipædia (Closure) 21-Aug-2011 22-Aug-2011 Rejected, project is kept open.
Old English Wikipedia (Closure) 03-Jul-2011 22-Aug-2011 Rejected, project is kept open.
Asturianu Wikibooks (Closure) 02-Jul-2011 22-Aug-2011 Approved, project was closed.
Inuktitut Wikipedia 2 (Closure) 01-Jul-2011 22-Aug-2011 Rejected, project is kept open.
Xitsonga Wikipedia (Closure) 18-Jul-2011 04-Aug-2011 Rejected, project is kept open.