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Requests and proposals Proposals for new projects Archives
This page hosts proposals for new Wikimedia projects, in line with the new project process.
  • 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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See also: List of proposals (category) on the Strategy wiki, and Sister Projects Committee

Notes to consider[edit]

  • Hosting: Wikimedia Foundation is not a free hosting company. If your project does not fit the Foundation's ideals, try Wikia, wikidev.net or the c2 list of wiki hosts with reviews.
  • Need a dedicated project? Think well. Maybe your proposal fits better into one of the existing projects, for example, Wikipedia, Wikibooks, or Commons?
  • 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. Some users are afraid of repeating mistakes from past projects. Going from an idea to a working wiki takes time and editing and sometimes software development. Be prepared for criticism; if it is a good idea, others will help you out!

The last project to be created was Wikidata. See the history of the project proposal page for Wikidata before it went live. Some proposals below suggesting adopting existing projects. The only time this has happened was when Wikitravel was forked as Wikivoyage and integrated into the Travel guide proposal.

Existing projects[edit]

see also the Complete list of Wikimedia projects

Some common proposals could be merged into one of these as a subproject:

   

Special projects:

Instructions[edit]

  1. Create an account and a user page on this wiki, so people can address questions to you.
  2. Create a page describing your plan: enter the project name in the box below and click the button.
  3. Link to your proposal from this page, below.
  4. Advertise your project! Good places to do so are on the Wikimedia Forum and the Foundation-l mailing-list.

Note: There are currently reflections on how this process can be organized better. See Sister Projects Committee/Draft charter and New projects process.

Open proposals[edit]

Project Request date Status
WikiPrivacy (comments) 09-Sep-2014
Under discussion
Wikiguard (comments) 25-Aug-2014
Under discussion
Wikiology (comments) 28-Jul-2014
Under discussion
Global bits and pieces (comments) 28-Jul-2014
Under discussion
WikiTrends (comments) 13-Apr-2014
Under discussion
WikiSigns (comments) 31-Mar-2014
Under discussion
Wikichem (comments) 13-Mar-2014
Under discussion
NonFreeWiki (comments) 15-Feb-2014
Under discussion
WikiGames (comments) 23-Jan-2014
Under discussion
Techwiki (comments) 22-Jan-2014
Under discussion
Userwiki (comments) 07-Jan-2014
Under discussion
WikiRefdesk (comments) 04-Jan-2014
Under discussion
Structured Wikiquote (comments) 01-Jan-2014
Under discussion
WikiSWOT (comments) 14-Dec-2013
Under discussion
Wikiecnomics (comments) 02-Nov-2013
Under discussion
Wikhypothesis (comments) 01-Nov-2013
Under discussion
Scientific extension to Wikipedia (comments) 21-Oct-2013
Under discussion
Wikireference (comments) 30-Sep-2013
Under discussion
Wikisummary (comments) 14-Sep-2013
Under discussion
Wikifiction (In-universe encyclopedia) (comments) 31-Aug-2013
Under discussion
Concisia (comments) 30-Aug-2013
Under discussion
Global-Wiki (comments) 26-Aug-2013
Under discussion
Massively-Multiplayer Online Bibliography (comments) 18-Aug-2013
Under discussion
Wikidentify (comments) 18-Jul-2013
Under discussion
Wikiabstracts (comments) 17-Jul-2013
Under discussion
WikiNames (comments) 16-Jul-2013
Under discussion
Wikijobs (comments) 11-Jul-2013
Under discussion
WeRelate (comments) 10-Jul-2013
Under discussion
WikiAtlas (comments) 27-Jun-2013
Under discussion
WikiReUse (comments) 05-Jun-2013
Under discussion
WikiBunk (comments) 18-May-2013
Under discussion
Global Economic Map (comments) 05-Apr-2013
Under discussion
Wikiotica (comments) 01-Apr-2013
Under discussion
WikiApps (comments) 27-Mar-2013
Under discussion
OmegaWiki (comments) 21-Feb-2013
Under discussion
WikiLang (comments) 17-Feb-2013
Under discussion
Wikimedia Scripts (comments) 11-Feb-2013
Under discussion
WebCite (comments) 09-Feb-2013
Under discussion
Wikikids (comments) 31-Jan-2013
Under discussion
WikiRecipe (comments) 31-Jan-2013
Under discussion
Wikicodes (comments) 17-Jan-2013
Under discussion
Wikissentials (comments) 15-Jan-2013
Under discussion
LuminousWebs (comments) 03-Jan-2013
Under discussion
Rodovid (comments) 10-Dec-2012
Under discussion
Wiki-torrents (comments) 08-Dec-2012
Under discussion
WikiFocus (comments) 05-Dec-2012
Under discussion
Wikiprocess (comments) 28-Nov-2012
Under discussion
Concise Wikipedia (comments) 27-Nov-2012
Under discussion
Wiki-Law (comments) 27-Nov-2012
Under discussion
WikiSports (comments) 10-Nov-2012
Under discussion
Wikikultur (comments) 27-Sep-2012
Under discussion
Ratiopol (comments) 27-Jul-2012
Under discussion
OpenMeetings.org (comments) 24-Jun-2012
Under discussion
WikiExperts (comments) 25-Mar-2012
Under discussion
SourceIt (comments) 11-Mar-2012
Under discussion
Live.wikipedia (comments) 28-Feb-2012
Under discussion
Wikiessay (comments) 24-Feb-2012
Under discussion
GlobalTemplates (comments) 15-Jan-2012
Under discussion
Civipedia (comments) 16-Jul-2011
Under discussion
WikiTree (comments) 07-Apr-2010
Under discussion
Digital newspaper archive (comments) 10-Feb-2010
Under discussion
WikiCode (comments) 30-Dec-2006
Under discussion

Closed proposals[edit]

Project Request date Status
1911wikipedia (comments) 22-May-2005
Approved
Academics (comments) 22-Jul-2004
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Allrightsreserved (comments) 01-Feb-2011
Rejected
AnyQuotesWiki (comments) 10-Nov-2012
Rejected
CommonsForce (comments) 06-Sep-2009
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Dispute (comments) 08-Aug-2011
Rejected
encycloPDia (comments) 11-Sep-2011
Rejected
Essentialpedia (comments) 22-Oct-2008
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Global infocalypse (comments) 14-Jul-2008
Rejected
GMD Wiki (comments) 20-Oct-2010
Rejected
Gnutella (comments) 08-Mar-2004
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
GreenWiki (comments) 25-Jan-2012
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Inclupedia (comments) 14-Jul-2010
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Konsciajxo (comments) 04-Jan-2010
Rejected
Lookup directory wiki (comments) 05-Nov-2006
Rejected
Medical dictionary wiki (comments) 17-Jun-2006
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Meta World's Data (comments) 11-Sep-2013
Rejected
Move Wikipedia (comments) 12-Jan-2009
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Oil Spill Open Innovation Wiki (comments) 12-May-2010
Rejected
OKSource (comments) 07-Jan-2011
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Penig-Wiki (comments) 11-Nov-2013
Rejected
Reliable Wiki and Structured Information (comments) 26-Nov-2009
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Restoration.wikimedia.org (comments) 25-Jan-2009
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Savta (comments) 20-Apr-2009
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Share your ideas (comments) 06-Sep-2004
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Slotipedia - A Proposal (comments) 26-Jul-2002
Rejected
SpringWiki (comments) 20-Sep-2012
Rejected
Tournamentpedia (comments) 11-Jul-2010
Rejected
Travel Guide (comments) 11-Mar-2012
Approved
Victims of Soviet Repressions Memorial (comments) 24-Dec-2008
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
VotersWiki (comments) 28-Apr-2010
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wiki Encyclopedia of Religion (comments) 07-May-2013
Rejected
Wiki Good Deeds Site (comments) 07-May-2013
Rejected
Wiki social network (comments) 10-Aug-2012
Rejected
Wikiads (comments) 25-Jun-2013
Rejected
WikiArguments (comments) 21-Oct-2011
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikiblogs (comments) 02-Jan-2009
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikibot (comments) 24-Aug-2006
Rejected
WikiBrain (comments) 26-May-2006
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiCalculator (comments) 29-Mar-2011
Rejected
WikiCatalog (comments) 11-Feb-2010
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikicite (2006 proposal) (comments) 29-Jan-2005
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikicite (metadata proposal) (comments) 06-Nov-2005
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikicracy (comments) 08-Aug-2007
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikidata/Archive/Wikidata (2) (comments) 06-Nov-2007
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiDatabank (comments) 11-Feb-2010
Rejected
Wikidate (comments) 10-Mar-2010
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiDegree (comments) 07-Oct-2010
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikidioma (comments) 13-Apr-2007
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiEnergy (comments) 22-Oct-2006
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiFieldGuides (comments) 25-May-2006
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiFix (comments) 20-Oct-2010
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiGuide (comments) 30-Mar-2010
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikihelps (comments) 12-Oct-2010
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikihistory (comments) 12-May-2006
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiLanguageSaver (comments) 07-Apr-2009
Rejected
Wikilingo (comments) 24-May-2007
Rejected
Wikilinguistica (comments) 24-Oct-2007
Rejected
Wikimath (comments) 06-Aug-2011
Rejected
Wikimedia spare parts (comments) 06-Dec-2009
Rejected
Wikimobile (comments) 29-Jan-2010
Rejected
Wikimurder (comments) 09-Feb-2011
Rejected
Wikimusic II (comments) 12-Dec-2005
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikinac (comments) 24-Jan-2005
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikinomen (comments) 15-Mar-2010
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikinvironment (comments) 14-Mar-2007
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiODP (comments) 09-Oct-2010
Rejected
Wikipedia cloning project (comments) 25-Jan-2002
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikipedia Virtual Mind (comments) 11-Nov-2001
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikipol (comments) 21-Feb-2009
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiProgramming (comments) 02-Nov-2007
Rejected
WikiRadio (comments) 19-Mar-2007
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikireason (comments) 29-Dec-2004
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiRef (comments) 12-Oct-2005
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiResearch (comments) 20-Apr-2004
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiScholar (comments) 05-Aug-2006
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiSchool (comments) 27-Sep-2010
Rejected
WikiScores (comments) 22-Sep-2004
Rejected
Wikisearch (comments) 18-Aug-2006
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikisongs (comments) 03-Dec-2008
Rejected
Wikistatistics (comments) 15-Jul-2009
Rejected
WikiTrivia (comments) 07-Sep-2007
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikiventory (comments) 16-Oct-2005
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikiversity for real universities (comments) 07-Jan-2008
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiVocab (comments) 16-Sep-2010
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikiwine (comments) 02-Sep-2008
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikshelf (comments) 18-Oct-2006
Rejected