Proposals for closing projects/Closure of English Wikipedia

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The following discussion is closed: April Fools' joke; now it's the 5th I think we should probably wrap this up. —Anonymous DissidentTalk 04:32, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

I can name a gazillion numbers bigger than 2.8 million. There's 3 million, 4 million, 5 million... And 416 is so tiny compared to 2.8 million that it's not worth being compared to larger numbers. Hardly worth anything, really... 296.5 million edits may seem big, but there are still numbers way bigger than it - have y'all heard of the number 360 trillion?

Support[edit]

Sahmeditor 13:04, 1 April 2009 (UTC) As the one who proposed

  • Support Jimbo Wales once insulted my mother. --Closedmouth 14:08, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support And the infidels shall have the righteous shunned, the glorious proposal removed. But the righteous shall prevail... in a few decades or so. Wctaiwan 14:15, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Needs MOAR desu Antonio López de Santa Anna (talk) 14:16, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
    or merge with Encyclopædia Dramatica Antonio López de Santa Anna (talk) 19:14, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Weak support per nom. Maybe move the valuable content to the incubator wiki. --Thogo (talk) 14:25, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Strong Support - "valuable content"? What "valuable content"?! Nobody speaks English anymore, anyway. John Carter 14:32, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support -- What did I do?--Jimbo God15:14, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support -- this would free up some time. Melodia 14:36, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Strong Support--Seha 14:45, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • support Mostly Per Thogo , We admins on Incubator feel a bit bored .Though we have much bigger projects in incubator but dealing with tiny wikis such enwiki wouldn't be tough --Mardetanha talk 14:49, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support -- I don't like English--1j1z2 14:52, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support -- I hate English--FireJackey 14:56, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Strong[1] Support -- English wikipedia is a waste! Better to reserve the host for wikimedia commons! (But please keep my userpage) -- Meisam 14:58, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - the few people there seem to be badly behaved to me.... While not fluent at English it is my language & I'm not keen on it. --Herby talk thyme 14:59, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Parama Tengo gusto de ingles, apenas no en Wikipedia; j'aime l'anglais, mais je n'aime pas l'anglais sur Wikipedia. --Neskaya 15:01, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support -- What did I do?--Jimbo God15:14, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support -- English is useless.--Gzdavidwong 15:04, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Merge with German Wikipedia - close enough.--Scott MacDonald 15:09, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support -- What did I do?--Jimbo God15:14, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support It defeated my Encarta... Microsoft 15:42, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support a heavily vandalized wiki -- Prince Kassad 15:14, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support the editor's there keep adding or removing those '-thingy's whenever Im trying to edit there and thats very annoyance'ing. About time its closed. Finn Rindahl 15:22, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Nothing valuable there. Henrik 15:32, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support of course. Barras 15:36, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Merge with Poland.
  • Support--Navid rabiee 16:10, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Sell it to Microsoft. Raamin 16:22, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Redirect to Uncylopedia. --Tivedshambo 16:25, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • support: no wikipedias in dialects please. Users can better spend their time on projects in real languages like Ripuarian, Pfälzisch, Limburgish or Lower Saxon. --OosWesThoesBes 16:42, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - I hate wikipedians coming to commons with their copyvios and their dramas. Free for all, delete em all. -mattbuck (Talk) 16:55, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Per Thogo & Mardetanha: yes, let's move it to Incubator so people finally know about us! SPQRobin (inc!) 17:05, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Not really active enough. Native English speakers are obviously not interested enough in this. Mr.Z-man 17:21, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Close and put it back to the library. The late fee is running into millions. Hillgentleman 18:10, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - Any website without ads can't really be that good anyway. 192.58.204.226 18:40, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - Why the hell not? –Juliancolton | Talk 18:42, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Never heard of it. PeterSymonds 18:46, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Move it to Jimbo's user page. It can not be a project right now! May be after some revisions Alifakoor 18:57, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Redirect to Wikifur. Diti (talk to the penguin) 18:59, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Sell it! (But I won't buy it even free isn't worth the price) -- 127.0.0.1 19:01, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - per Diti --Yamakiri (Talk!) 19:52, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Lock and delete, I'd help to oversight every revision if needed with pleasure :) we could subst everything with Encarta db--Nick1915 - all you want 20:16, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Sell it Warren Buffet would probably buy it. Resident Mario 21:23, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Merge with Anglo-Saxon Wikipedia. Almafeta 21:26, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Strong Support It pisses me off >:(Jake Wartenberg 21:36, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Reluctantly Support Don't tempt any more trusting Anglophones to feed the trolls who now own the Project. All the useful work's already been done, so shut down the project and send its now-perfect product to the Wayback Machine. Shakescene 22:30, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Strong Support - Everyone knows that Wikia is much better ;)--Austin (Talk) 02:23, 2 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Strong Support - The English Wikipedia is a cesspool of red tape, drama, and overzealous editors who have ridiculously high standards. I suggest it be set to read only for all eternity. --Charitwo 02:52, 2 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Merge with Facebook!--Larno Man 17:29, 2 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support. Let's Encarta be the main encyclopedia on the web... or not? --Lucien leGrey (m · es) 10:37, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Oppose[edit]

  • Oppose Sure, it doesn't have enough edits, but that's not a reason to close. A bot could bring the count up to 360 trillion easily. Algebraist 14:12, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose Rename it to "simple English" and close the other one because of redundancy. --FritzG 14:36, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose hangon on this proposal because we should focus on the proposal of Closure of Meta first. --Bencmq 15:09, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • STRONG OPPOSEwhat? this is best wikipedia and in my view don't have problemAmir 15:29, 1 April 2009 (UTC) Please see voting requirements!
  • Oppose My talk page is over there Ched Davis 15:33, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
    Like the Truth, isn't? :oD Yann 17:40, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose, this proposal does not make sense to me at all.--Mohammad Reza 15:37, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Provides an outlet for vandals that would otherwise attack critical projects like Wikispecies. --Gribeco 16:34, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

*Oppose. Are you serious?--Larno Man 18:24, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

  • Weak Oppose Just lock it and keep it around as a stern reminder to those who would try such a thing again.--71.229.212.37 20:27, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose - we don't want more edits; articles with more than around 5,000 edits can't be easily deleted, a particular problem with the en:Main page, which never gets deleted any more. Suggest reverting to more manageable version - this one from February 2001 might be a good place to start. Warofdreams 20:33, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose. We should be merging it with Uncyclopedia to counter the bias. --Carnildo 22:23, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Strong Oppose The English Wikipedia is an important and useful encyclopedia that should be developed more rather than being closed. Javanbakht 03:49, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose April Fools' Day was a good while ago, now. TreasuryTag 18:52, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Shoenotes[edit]

  1. One of its users called me idiot!