Abstract Wikipedia/Wiki of functions naming contest

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Please help pick a name for the new Wikimedia wiki project which is currently known as Wikilambda. This project will be a wiki where the community can work together on a library of functions; create new functions, read about them, discuss them, and share them. Some of these functions will be used to help create language-independent Wikipedia articles that can be displayed in any language. As such, it is a component of Abstract Wikipedia (explained below). But functions will also be usable well beyond the goal of Abstract Wikipedia.

The goal of this naming contest is to create a memorable new name that helps people understand the purpose of the new Wikimedia wiki as easily as possible. The process detailed below is intended to help encourage many possible submissions, and then narrow them down to the top choices that clearly communicate that meaning.

Proposals must be submitted by 29 September. There will be two rounds of voting, each followed by legal review of candidates, with voting beginning on 29 September and 27 October. Our goal is to have a final project name selected on 8 December.

What is a function?

A “function” is a sequence of computer program instructions, that makes a calculation based on data you provide. Functions are a form of knowledge that can answer questions, such as how many days have passed between two dates or the distance between two cities. More complicated functions can calculate more complicated questions, such as the area of a three dimensional shape, the distance between Mars and Venus on a certain date, or whether two species were alive at the same time. We already use functions in many types of knowledge inquiries, such as asking a question to a search engine. The {{convert}} and {{age}} templates are also examples of functionalities that are already used in many Wikipedias, written in Lua and manually copied to each wiki where it's wanted.

More examples of functions are at Abstract Wikipedia/Early function examples, and very rough sketches of how the interface might look are at Abstract Wikipedia/Early mockups.

In short, functions make a calculation on the data you provide, and answer a question you have about it.

This new Wikimedia project will build a library of functions, written by volunteers, to help answer questions like these across languages. By building out our library of functions, we can enable more people to access and explore free knowledge in new ways. To make this happen, the project needs a name. Please join in to propose and choose the best one.

What is Abstract Wikipedia?

A visual explanation of the Abstract Wikipedia project and the wiki of functions

The term "Abstract Wikipedia" itself refers to the long-term goal - that this library of functions will someday enable the creation of language-independent articles. Once more pieces of this project are in place, this will mean that any wiki - especially small to medium wikis - will be able to dramatically increase the number of articles available in their language. It also means that editors can share knowledge from their culture and contexts with a larger and more global audience.

The new wiki of functions will develop the coding infrastructure to make this vision possible. The Abstract Wikipedia part of the project will start in roughly one year's time.

In other words: we will be able to combine the functions from the new wiki, with the data and linguistic-information in Wikidata, in order to generate natural language sentences in any supported languages. These sentences can then be used by any Wikipedia (or elsewhere).

More details about the overall project are at Abstract Wikipedia. Right now we are not looking for a name for the long-term "Abstract Wikipedia" project goal, but only for the new wiki of functions.

Timeline

  • 15 September: Publish this page and ask for feedback. Ask for translations. Ask for multilingual-volunteers to check the proposals during the submission step.
  • 22 September: Reminder announcements to submit proposals, and participate in early voting
  • 29 September: First round of broad community voting begins
  • 13 October: Close of first round voting; First legal review begins
  • 27 October: Second round of community voting begins
  • 10 November: Close of second round voting; Second legal review begins
  • 8 December: Announcement of new project name. Begin request for Logos.

Name proposal criteria

  • The name should somehow reference or be connected to the goal of the wiki, which is to be a collection of functions. A good name is likely to:
    • Make use of established movement terms that are well-known and recognizable such as "Wiki"
    • Highlight a key detail of the project (think of the "data" in "Wikidata") so first time readers or listeners have a clue to the project's focus
    • Be simple to say aloud and easy to spell (remember, people are going to be using this name frequently)
    • The name should not restrict the wiki only towards the goal of the Abstract Wikipedia or be only about natural language and content abstraction, but should reflect the potential that the functions may be used in a large diversity of ways and places.
  • The name must translate well.
    • A group of volunteers will check the proposals in their own language(s), and add discussion notes if there are any concerns.
  • Be able to stand-alone as a domain or subdomain name.
    • The wiki will be created at either "foo.org" or "foo.wikimedia.org". This is currently undecided and will be based on technical and legal decisions.
  • The name must not violate the intellectual property rights of any third party and is subject to final review by legal counsel to ensure that it does not.

Name submission rules

  • Number of submissions. During the submission period you may submit as many names as you wish. (Duplicates will be consolidated prior to voting.)
  • Agreement implicit upon submission.
    • (a) By submitting, you implicitly acknowledge that you have read and agree to these rules.
    • (b) By submitting names, you agree to enter into a contract to assign all of your rights in your submission to the Wikimedia Foundation, including any and all copyright, trademark, publicity, and any other intellectual property or other proprietary rights.
    • (c) You warrant that you (or the Wikimedia Foundation) are the owner of all copyright, trademark, moral, publicity, and other intellectual and proprietary rights to the proposed name and that to the best of your knowledge it does not violate such rights of any third party.
  • Disputes. While we hope that there is no dispute between you and the Wikimedia Foundation, we need to set some rules about how any disputes that may arise will be handled. By participating in the name selection process, you agree that your submission, your assignment of rights in it, and any dispute shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America and will be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in the City and County of San Francisco, California.

Naming process details

  1. Submission period. There is early voting during the submission period, and discussion is encouraged. Names may be modified during this period, and derivatives may be submitted. All names must accord to the criteria rules (see below). Please be particularly friendly and constructive during this brainstorming period.
  2. After this, we introduce two tiers of visibility for the voting: The top ~20 proposals, roughly, by number of supports at this point will be visible on the default (current) voting page. There will then also be a second page with all proposals to vote on that is linked from the main voting page, the second tier.
    • During the vote, once every working day or so, we will check if there are any proposals that should be moved to the main voting page or dropped from it. We use some discretion here, but basically if anything has more support than the least supported proposals on the main voting page, it should be on the main voting page.
    • Adding completely new proposals will be possible even after September 29, but only to the full list of proposals, i.e. the second tier.
  3. Elimination round. After the submission period, entries are presented in randomized display for at least one week of voting.
    • Each voter may vote for as many as they want.
  4. Finalist review. After the top six submissions by vote are determined, legal counsel will make an initial cursory review of the top six names for any legal issues, the ability to be registered as a global trademark, and make a determination as to suitability.
  5. Final vote. As many as six names may be entered into the one-week final vote and presented in randomized display for voting. Votes will be counted using the Instant-runoff method.
    • You may vote for up to three submissions. Voters who vote for more than one submission will be required to indicate whether a vote is first, second, or third choice. E.g. "1st. ~~~~"
  6. Final legal review. Legal counsel will make an in-depth review of the top name. If, in the discretion of legal counsel, the top choice name is not appropriate, because of legal concerns (trademark, copyright, etc), the name will be withdrawn from consideration (with a public explanation for why) and the second choice name will be reviewed using the same criteria. If the second choice name is unacceptable, legal counsel will continue down the list to the first available and clear name.

Voting eligibility and rules

Each person may vote from only one account. In the first round of voting you may vote for as many names as you like. In the second round of voting you may vote for up to three names, but must indicate your choice ranking (i.e. "1. ~~~~" for your most favorite choice, "2. ~~~~" for your next most favorite choice, and "3. ~~~~" for your third favorite choice).

You may vote from any one registered account you own on a Wikimedia wiki (you may only vote from a single account, regardless of how many accounts you own, although you may vote for as many names as you'd like). To qualify, this one account must:

  • not be blocked on more than one project; and
  • not be a bot; and
  • have made at least 25 edits as of 1 September, 2020 on any public Wikimedia production wiki (like Wikipedia, Commons, Wikisource, etc).

Current and former members of the Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board of the Wikimedia Foundation are qualified to vote.

Second round vote tallying: Up to six candidates will enter the second voting round. At the end of the voting period, using a modification of the instant-runoff system, the first (or only) choice of each voter will be counted and used to order the submissions by preference. Each first (or only) choice counts as one vote for the chosen submission. If, at this point, there is a simple majority, this submission will enter the final legal review. If there is no simple majority, the submission with the fewest votes will be eliminated, and all votes who expressed a first choice for this submission will be recounted for their second choice. This will be repeated until a submission has a simple majority of all remaining votes. The resulting submission will then undergo final legal review. In case the submission fails the legal review, we simply eliminate that submission first and start the counting process anew, until a submission passes final legal review. No third round of voting is planned.

Proposed names

Please add your suggestions and comments (in any language) below, or email nwilson(_AT_)wikimedia.org

Please remain civil and polite during discussions.

Please help keep this page readable by focusing your comments more on your favorite proposals to help others understand their strength points, rather than commenting on the weaknesses of proposals which aren't gaining traction anyway.


Wikitemplates

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  • Direct and to the point, relates to the project's goals. Template is a MediaWiki jargon term, but that's probably fine since this isn't end-user-facing anyway. Also worth considering TemplateWiki/TemplatesWiki. PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:37, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • This wiki won't be about templates, but about functions. On top of it the same issue with translation into German occurs, that does with Wikifunctions. (see above) --CamelCaseNick (talk) 16:03, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikirithm

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Wikiprogram

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  • Not bad for the idea of this project, but the problem is that it can easily be confused for Programs that are managed by the Foundation and Affiliates, which are a completely different things. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 11:16, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Agree that there is an association with various Wikimedia community programs. --Papuass (talk) 14:33, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikiglobia or Globipedia

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Zen-Wiki or Wikizen or ZenithWiki

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  • ZenWiki and Wikizen sound Buddhism-related. All three names have unclear connection to the purpose of the project. PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:06, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikiexec/-s

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UniWiki

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WikiREPL

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  • Probably to technical for some visitors, but I don't think the project will be directly viewed by that many visitors either. What about translatability? 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 18:49, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Will the wiki actually have a REPL? PiRSquared17 (talk) 18:51, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I actually thought about this one also last night before falling asleep!, the entire REPL as a flow, which we definitely will have and currently do! REPL, in general can be thought of as overlapping workflows or just processes. R, read, is the extraction parts that will mostly be automated when the community opt-in to have pages created or maintained. But for a Wiki of Functions, that will only be the E, eval part from REPL, so maybe that's a subtle vote for WikiEval. The P, print, I would say would perhaps be renderers and I quite like that aspect of alignment. L, loop, could be thought of as the continual refinement as well as counter vandalism operations. Overall, REPL is a good way to think of the entire set of workflows or processes that generates knowledge and would probably be a great way to document as an example of those very new to Wikidata/Wikipedia and wondering/hearing about how the "Wiki of Functions" fits into the whole picture. --Thadguidry (talk) 22:14, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

WikiPreTranslate

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  • Too leaned on Abstract content.--GZWDer (talk) 04:08, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose per above: This name is too specific and does not fulfill The name should not restrict the wiki only towards the goal of the Abstract Wikipedia or be only about natural language and content abstraction, but should reflect the potential that the functions may be used in a large diversity of ways and places. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 16:51, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikistructure

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Wikifx

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  • Literally a mathematical function with an argument, it can be styled Wikif(x) --Sabas88 (talk) 10:47, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  • "fx" is often short-hand for special effects... maybe not the right connotation? ArthurPSmith (talk) 12:35, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikiglobal

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Wikifacts

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  • This would be a better name for Abstract Wikipedia than for Wikilambda, which is not intended to host factual content about the world but rather function code. PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:59, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Smartwiki

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Wikibabel

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  • I kinda like it, but (1) "babel" might be too Judeo-Christian-specific, e.g. would it work as well in a Chinese cultural context? (2) it might not meet the desideratum of The name should not restrict the wiki only towards the goal of the Abstract Wikipedia or be only about natural language and content abstraction, but should reflect the potential that the functions may be used in a large diversity of ways and places. PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:48, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
I had immediately thought of this name also, but dismissed it for the same concerns you are raising here. --Thadguidry (talk) 02:14, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Same problem as with "WikiSetta" above: "Rosetta" and "Babel" are already overused for naming a lot of products related to languages, language learning, machine translation, etc. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 11:21, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I proposed the same idea earlier, and I still sort of like it. I doubt it could be considered evangelistic, as this was considered rather an evil city in the scriptures, and it's a well-known metaphor in modern humanistic culture.--Pharos (talk) 17:36, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
    • I think it is leant too much toward the Abstract Wikipedia aspect of Wikilambda. The name should not restrict the wiki only towards the goal of the Abstract Wikipedia or be only about natural language and content abstraction, but should reflect the potential that the functions may be used in a large diversity of ways and places. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 15:18, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikihana

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  • Wiki + Hana. Wiki as in wiki wiki, and hana as in function in Hawaiian. Hana also means flower in Japanese. [1]. GoEThe (talk) 10:27, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikioperator

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WikiZinfo

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  • I get why the Z is there, but it still looks weird. Maybe InfoWiki would be better, although that's probably taken already. In any case, the name doesn't really convey a sense of functions/transformations/translations IMO, and maybe would be better suited to Abstract Wikipedia than to Wikilambda. PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:07, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • No - it is not easy to translate (not transliterate) to Chinese if the translated name needs to be informative. In Chinese, names of Wikimedia project are never transliterated.--GZWDer (talk) 13:38, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Wiki logics

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NeoWiki

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Wiki-progs

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Wikidatopedia

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  • Same comments as for Datapedia. Also sounds like Wikidata. PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:04, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I get that the functions will be used for Abstract Wikipedia, which will be part of Wikidata, but I agree the name is confusing (additionally, "pedia" suggests the project will be an encyclopedia, which is not the case). Furthermore, it violates The name should not restrict the wiki only towards the goal of the Abstract Wikipedia or be only about natural language and content abstraction, but should reflect the potential that the functions may be used in a large diversity of ways and places. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 21:17, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikiversal

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Wikiμ

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  • μ naturally follows λ.
  • Even more cryptic than the preliminary name, this name is even less likely to be connected to functions, as this play on the name of lambda calculus is a complete insider. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 16:44, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
  • The only connection between "μ" and "function" in my mind is the concept of μ-recursive functions. This model of computation is functionally equivalent to the lambda calculus and Turing machines, but much less well-known. "Lambda" is something lots of programmers would be familiar with. PiRSquared17 (talk) 17:48, 22 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikimethods

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  • Functions formally describe a method to operate with data. Plus, "method" refers to functions controlling the behaviour of objects in programming. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 18:19, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  • This leaves the door open to non-computational methods, e.g. experimental protocols, which is probably useful, especially since the computationally-oriented site architecture can be expected to help with the formalization, standardization and replicability of the non-computational methods. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 13:24, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikifunctions

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  • Same comment as for "Wikifunction". I do have a slight preference for "Wikifunctions" over "Wikifunction" though, since the latter only refers to a single function. Kinda like how Wikibooks is the name of the project, and wikibook would be a single book on Wikibooks. "FunctionWiki" and "FunctionsWiki" could work as names for the project too. PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:04, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Agree that this works better in the plural. Pretty straightforward and clear, but not very catchy. Husky (talk) 09:31, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

Project Eco

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  • to honor Umberto Eco’s work, in particular the book “The search for a perfect language”, which details the history of projects which have failed at the goals of this project
  • This name does not indicate it is a wiki.--GZWDer (talk) 04:07, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I like the idea, but it could also be confused with "Eco" as in ecology, and it might lean too heavily on Abstract Wikipedia/natural language instead of functions in general. PiRSquared17 (talk) 04:16, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • So-so. Doesn't make the functionality obvious, and can be confused for ecology. But the tribute is cute≤ and it's easily translatable. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 11:05, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • No - it is not easy to translate (not transliterate) to Chinese if the translated name needs to be informative. In Chinese, names of Wikimedia project are never transliterated..--GZWDer (talk) 13:35, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • For consistency, I will not prefer any names that do not start with "Wiki". For this one, "Wiki" is not in the name at all.--GZWDer (talk) 13:40, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • It is probably a good idea for the second phase, not for the Lambda phase. --Sannita - not just another it.wiki sysop 13:38, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

Hyperwiki

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Wikistream

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Build wiki

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Axial wiki

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Curry

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  • Does mention the project will be a "wiki". Also, "curry" will not generally be associated with functions by external visitors, even if this seems to be based on the programming language with the same name – that, by the way, no-one said will be used in the project, let alone be one of the main languages. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 09:09, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
    It's not a reference to that one language, it's a reference to Haskell Curry in general, a mathematician who studied lambda calculus/combinatory logic (which relates to functions), and who gave his name to currying, which is another function-related concept. PiRSquared17 (talk) 14:14, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
    Thanks, I'd forgotten the name of the mathematician the programming language Haskell is named after. This shows the background of the name will probably not be clear to everyone, which would be new for WMF projects. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 18:25, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

Hohonupedia

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  • hohonu being the Hawaiian word for 'deep' as opposed to wiki (quick)). Or simply Deep Wikipedia
  • Very cute! No one will understand it, but then no one knew what "wiki" is thirty years ago either. The sense is find, and easy to translate to the languages I now. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 11:17, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • No - it is not easy to translate (not transliterate) to Chinese if the translated name needs to be informative. In Chinese, names of Wikimedia project are never transliterated.--GZWDer (talk) 13:36, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • For consistency, I will not prefer any names that do not start with "Wiki".--GZWDer (talk) 13:41, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • As the project is not supposed to be an (encyclo)pedia, I oppose this. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 16:23, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

WikiPlex

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  • With WikiPlex we will be able to raise to the power the value provided by the different WikiMedia projects, by weaving into their content newly created information through functions (check out this for the multiple meanings of -plex). Plus WikiPlex is just a cool, catchy name.

Wikiport

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Wikivars

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Wikilambda

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  • Support Support --Thadguidry (talk) 23:17, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support -- better than most. · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 07:19, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Sure, lambda is Greek - but wiki is Hawaiian. Michaelgraaf (talk) 13:58, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support. PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:34, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support — recognizable, unique, has deeper meaning for those who wants an etymology and quite functional otherwise. –SJ talk  04:28, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Jon Harald Søby (talk) 08:25, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --LydiaPintscher (talk) 09:30, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support ArthurPSmith (talk) 12:22, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced this should be the first name. --Sannita - not just another it.wiki sysop 13:37, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Chris.Cooley (talk) 15:45, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Luk3 (talk) 17:05, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support I can’t rule out that I like this name at least in part because it’s the initially suggested one, but still, I really like this name. It follows the established “Wikiword” pattern, the word is relevant but not too banal, the lambda should lend itself to a variety of logo options, it sounds nice. --Lucas Werkmeister (talk) 19:40, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Artrixs (talk) 10:59, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support. --Yair rand (talk) 00:02, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

Discussion

  • The status quo.
  • It's mostly fine. It's somewhat cryptic for people who aren't familiar with lambda calculus and its relationship to the concept of function, but it's a problem because even in the most optimistic scenario I don't expect a lot of people to contribute directly to the functions' code, just like not all Wikipedians directly contribute to the code of templates, modules, gadgets, and extensions. This name is also easy to translate because many languages have a standard way to write the names of Greek letters. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 11:01, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • No - it is not easy to translate (not transliterate) to Chinese if the translated name needs to be informative. In Chinese, names of Wikimedia project are never transliterated. See Talk:Abstract_Wikipedia/Name#lambda_is_too_'Western'.--GZWDer (talk) 13:35, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
    Shouldn't be the name informative to all those aware of d:Q242028? --CamelCaseNick (talk) 19:21, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
    I don't understand this. It's a mathematical symbol, used just as much by Chinese speakers as English speakers. What makes it hard to translate? --Yair rand (talk) 20:36, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
    • Agree with GZWDer. There are only transcriptions/transliterations of λ in Chinese. Unlike the romanized “lambda” used in “lambda calculus”, such transcriptions/transliterations are not widely used (and in particular not commonly used in Chinese translation of “lambda calculus”, for which the Greek letter is normally used directly), so cannot easily recognized even by those who are familiar with lambda calculus. --Stevenliuyi (talk) 18:23, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
      • Perhaps the Greek letter could be used in Chinese. --Yair rand (talk) 08:27, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I like it. I have a strong preference for a name that incorporates (to at least some extent) the Abstract Wikipedia-side of the project. ("Lambdas changed my life" -- Barbara Partee) --Chris.Cooley (talk) 22:36, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I actually think Wikilambda is great: it means Wikifunction but in a less Anglo and more universal symbol. Admittedly less familiar to non-math/CS types, but there is no denying that unlike any other sister project, this will be largely maintained and cultivated by people with some math/CS familiarity. And math terms are as close as we can practically get to a universal term. I am so convinced of these points, that not only is status quo superior to every alternative proposed so far, but I have a hard time imagining a term that could possibly beat it in more than a single aspect. Ijon (talk) 22:48, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I could see this abreviated as λ/lambda internally or stylized as Wikiλambda, e.g. in a word mark, see proposal for λ. --CamelCaseNick (talk) 16:24, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
  • This one is a bit too techie for my taste, but it's growing on me.--Pharos (talk) 18:19, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

Tractwiki

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Wikigram or Wikiprogram

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  • The word "program" directly relates to the purpose of the project, which will mainly host program code for functions. It's also worth considering the inverted form ProgramWiki and the plural form Wikiprograms. (The latter might make more sense, for the same reason that Wikibooks was chosen over Wikibook.) PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:26, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • "Wikigram" has some merit, having connotations of both programming and language.--Pharos (talk) 01:32, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikitolk

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λ

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  • Proposed by Milimetric (WMF)
  • Support Support. Even though it isn't very consistent with the rest of the Wikimedia brand, I like it. PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:42, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

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  • I hesitate a bit but do propose this seriously. It’s definitely very cryptic, and hard to type for most people and all that. But it’s also more accurate than any other proposal in my opinion, with the added bonus of being more succinct. The domain name would be λ.wiki. I think everyone who would participate in this project would get it immediately and see the connection to lambda calculus more than with “wikilambda”. But maybe I’m crazy, feel free to tell me I’m crazy. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Milimetric (WMF) (talk)
    I don't think it would be a great official name, but I could see the λ.wiki and lambda.wiki domains in conjunction with the Wikilambda official name stylized as Wikiλambda and λ or lambda in internal use, such as a “currently in λ” news section. --CamelCaseNick (talk) 16:21, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
  • No - This name is hard to type, especially in mobile phone. In addition in many places (such as database name) only Latin characters can be used. --GZWDer (talk) 04:51, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I agree this is hard to type, but the written-out "lambda" could be used instead. However, I would prefer a name suggesting the project is a wiki. Concerning the domain: The wiki will be created at either "foo.org" or "foo.wikimedia.org". This is currently undecided and will be based on technical and legal decisions. I'm not sure Greek and Latin letters can be combined in a domain name either. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 18:34, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
    They can be. Punycode is pretty flexible. --Yair rand (talk) 00:07, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
  • λ.wiki sounds like a sexy modern 2020 startup domain name, I guess. At least it gives me those vibes. That could be a good thing. Regarding technical issues, the internal database name could be lambdawiki, and there could be a redirect from lambda.wiki, so I'm not sure how big of a deal this is. All major browsers support punycode. PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:39, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

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Wikisetta or Wikirosetta

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  • I kinda like the name (maybe "RosettaWiki" would be even better). It probably doesn't meet the desideratum of The name should not restrict the wiki only towards the goal of the Abstract Wikipedia or be only about natural language and content abstraction, but should reflect the potential that the functions may be used in a large diversity of ways and places., but I don't know how important that is. PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:28, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Not a fan, sorry. "Rosetta" and "Babel" are already overused for naming a lot of products related to languages, language learning, machine translation, etc. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 11:03, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • As this will be a Wiki of functions and not a Wiki of translations, this is not a name explaining what it is. Though Abstract Wikipedia is at least one of the main goals, afaIk it is not the only application of the functions. --CamelCaseNick (talk) 18:05, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Changing proposal to use non-CamelCase, per talkpage. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 20:32, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  • S-U-P-P-O-R-T as Wikisetta, the Wiki for coding and translating beyond functions and abstractions. It's simple and recognizable almost instantly and without any confusion. --2603:9000:A511:9E76:C4A9:4067:3725:A098 15:23, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  • This is a good name. Enjoyer of World (talk) 03:55, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikompute

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Wiki-optimum

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Wikiroutine

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Holopedia

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  • The prefix "holo-" means "whole" in Greek, but in common use it is most associated with holograms, or maybe with the Holocaust, neither of which really fits as far as I can tell. Holomorphic functions are a thing in complex analysis, but the functions we're concerned with here have little to do with that. PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:41, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I'm Jewish, and the similarity to "holocaust" doesn't bother me. It's also used in words like "holistic", and it's not a big deal. For better or worse, however, "Holopedia" is used as a nickname of the Minnan Wikipedia, so it can become ambiguous. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 11:25, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • No - it is not easy to translate (not transliterate) to Chinese if the translated name needs to be informative. In Chinese, names of Wikimedia project are never transliterated.--GZWDer (talk) 13:37, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • For consistency, I will not prefer any names that do not start with "Wiki".--GZWDer (talk) 13:43, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I also agree that the prefix "holo" has no direct relation to nazi's Holocaust. It is related to the English term "holy" (saint/spirit); "holocaust" is a composed as a name created after the genocide to describe it as a mass murdering/attack ("caust", related to "caustic") based on spirituality/religion ("holo"). And this is not proposing the use of "caust".
    Yes the proposal is highly related to "holomorphic functions" ("holo" because the space where the transform is not defined is very thin, almost invisible/transparent, insignificant, infinitesimal, compared to the space where it has a defined meaning, so it is difficult to observe and it just exists as a "spirit"; you can like it as well to "hologram" where this transparent space is diffused/spread "everywhere" but you don't see anything if you try to locate a point where this occurs; it also applies to "fractal spaces" and "fractal dimensions", i.e. non-integer dimensions that smoothly link spaces with countable finite dimensions), but it's too much technical for people not aware in advanced mathematics (and that also have difficulties to understand the base concept of "morphism", which actually means a transform by a regulated relation between different entities so that some properties are preserved by the transform, and which sometimes an produce no result or multiple results, possibly with uncertainty margins, i.e. just probabilistic or fuzzy results for which no universal decision can be concluded). Note that "morphism" is based on the greek radical "morph" (used also on Slavic languages) which just translates to the "form" radical in Latin (and most Italic or Germanic languages).
    But Greek terms in Italic/Germanic languages are considered too much scientific terminology. If we reduce "homomorphism" just to "holo" (which is also used on scientific terms based on Greek), we loose the important "form"/"morph" meaning that this feature better describes ("holo" is not a requirement), that's why I would not use it in "holopedia" which would be better used to describe a wiki-based encyclopedia about religions/spirituaty... I would largely prefer some variation based on the term "mutate" (change of form/morph, i.e. "transform"). verdy_p (talk) 14:26, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
    • I suppose you meant "holomorphism" when you mentioned "homomorphism", as you did not mention homomorphisms in your text before. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 17:20, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
      • You suppose badly. see w:en:Holomorphic function which is also mostly the same as "holomorphism", but don't confuse it with "homomorphism" which exists too (not all homomorphism are homoporphisms, this remark applies also to the reverse; however all holomorphic functions are holomorphisms, the reverse being false). Yes it is a too technical term for what would in fine would be a repository of code to transform a set of data from any types to another set of data, plus some design feature to describe them like an API, and implement them with some guided processing model matching the described API. For Abstract Wikipedia only the output would be limited to some wikitext that is embeddable in some page, a sort of "supertemplate", except that its input would not limited to just text, and its implementation not limited to be using the wiki syntax or a Lua module and the output is still transformable. The above functions could take the whole existing database of some wiki or external source in input, so the functions are just like "bricks" you can combine in a graph-like structure and it may also have timing constraints and synchronization points I can think these "functions" like an extensible API offering a set of objects with accessors or methods but working as standalone modules and insatiable many times with their own internal state, much like a javascript or Lua "object" (that you can duplicate with a "new" to copy its internal state), and in fact the "functions" describes above are most like "morphisms" rather than true "functions" in the strict mathematical meaning.verdy_p (talk) 01:00, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Too technical for most external visitors. Also, the project is not supposed to be an (encyclo)pedia. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 17:20, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikimedia Functions

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  • Proposed by PiRSquared17
  • Support Support If an un-mashed name were to be preferred. ArthurPSmith (talk) 12:33, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Artrixs (talk) 11:04, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Along the lines of Wikimedia Commons. Deryck C. 12:57, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Wikimedia Wikipedia??) — Niklitov (talk) 13:42, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

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Wikiuniverse

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  • This would rather fit Meta in my opinion. It does not address the purpose of the project well enough. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 16:40, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
    I also agree that this is too broad in scope (according to the description above that would encompass also the long-term goal and all existing wikis, or that it could bring a confusion: "Wikimedia" is already the dedicated name for this "universe".
    The concept is not to generate everything, but just being allowed to generate some contents that could be brought to existing wikis, at least to create much better articles than very poor "stubs" (also frequently partly translated or with frequent problems of presentation, navigatibility, usability, accessibility: the need is evident from small and medium wikis that have a very slow and complex startup, even after the initial test in Incubator
    We've all seen problems caused by the fact that these small wikis could not easily be sourced reliably while being able to source at least interesting features, which would be immediately usable by natives
    This would greatly help their understanding and then improve that content and adapt it to their culture and current local communities of interest and even help develop their interest in many topics for which they have no clue or that find them to difficult to start with, while also benefiting of the experience gained in other languages, and even allowing mutual cooperation for administering these wikis, possibly even in talk pages to create more buinds between communities that have difficulties to talk each other and understand a sufficient common language). It would also allow easier cooperation across wikis to find more experienced admins to solve complex issues (notably those related to NPOV, and respect of peoples, while also setting a better limit to avoid conflicts of interests by the few experienced users that can decide against more the legitimate needs of modest contributors so that everyone can find a suitable space of work and cooperation also with their own sets of cultural interests). but even this larger goal can describe what could be Wikipedia abstract later, which will still be a part of our existing "Wikimedia" universe. clearly the goal for now is jsut being allwoed to compose several sources to generate modest contents (probably not more than a simple sentence or just a single phrase, such as to help build a navigatable structure, or sets of nav templates, or an index of topics, a reliable set of categories and all the necessary and suitable interwiki links, or a set of disambiguation pages appropriate for each language but still pointing to relevant stubs pages to be later completed; for this reason the initial pags would be bot-generated but still editable: we've seen that method used effectively in a rare language, notably Waray-Waray, except that this is made by a bot controlled by just a single user and it is not so open; instead of posting "stubs pages" the stubs could use templates with their content fed and basic presentation from functions but still in a form correct for the target language; but the Waray-Wray wiki is now usable by its community which now update it with less efforts but still with all the set of links to other more populated wikis and more possible sources in various languages). This could also be used to greatly accelerate the development of Wiktionnary (with basic definitions for some meanings/lemmas, while the local community would add their own language-specific expressions, or could find examples of use and citations in their culture to support each lemma; as well they could benefit from data-driven generated contents such as conjugations, declensions, transliterations, usable input methods; in Wikipedia thee data in Wikitionanry could have a Wikitionnary-based spellchecker, and we could create out own automatic translartos with smarter intelligence to help others understanding what is happening in the small wiki where problems are reported by very few users but difficult to assert). verdy_p (talk) 23:11, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

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  • Quarks are the elementary particles that build up and give mass to every atom in the universe, as well as to the WikiMedia projects. :) See also WikiBlocks.
  • I find this name's relation to functions marginal and think the name is likely to cause confusion—however, I have no knowledge if this word is commonly used in marketing to convey the meaning the nominator described. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 19:54, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

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Wikiglot

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  • a "Wiki of functions" is not by itself related to languages.--GZWDer (talk) 04:14, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose per above: This does not fulfill The name should not restrict the wiki only towards the goal of the Abstract Wikipedia or be only about natural language and content abstraction, but should reflect the potential that the functions may be used in a large diversity of ways and places. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 16:51, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

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Wikiabs

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Eval

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Wiki of Everything

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Wiki Etymology

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  • Etymology is about words, but [t]he name should not restrict the wiki only towards the goal of the Abstract Wikipedia or be only about natural language and content abstraction, but should reflect the potential that the functions may be used in a large diversity of ways and places. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 18:26, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  • The name suggests a wiki that discusses the etymology of words (something Wiktionary already does), but that is a far cry from the project's goals. PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:09, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

WikiAlchemy

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  • Transmutation of substances, with a little bit of magic. "Alchemy" is such an old idea there are direct translations in European and Middle Eastern languages, and similar concepts for most others, as far as I can tell.

Wikifusion

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  • This is surprisingly good. It will probably be transliterated, but the English word "fusion" was already loaned to many languages so it won't be too hard, and to some languages it can probably be even translated, so Hebrew could be both ויקיפיוז׳ן or ויקיהיתוך, whatever the community will prefer. Russian can probably be Викифьюжн or maybe Викисплав (there could also be other options). --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 11:37, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
    • You can also see a link to the term "diffusion" (which is also a process with multiple input but many more outputs than a simple "function"). If you see "fusion", it exhibits first the many inputs. "Diffusion" is also used in French for "liste de diffusion" (mailing list), which also performs a transform from many inputs, can create a summary, change the format, then redistribute the composed input to many recipients with various formatting options (including some possible translations where possible).
      • This is also looking less "technical" than the term "abstract" used above to describe things, it will frighten less people than "function" (too much related to mathematics, including the term "lambda" related to calculus and formal computing languages, or to personal positions/roles at work or in organizations). But the initial examples are still very technical and concentrate only on a few basic datatypes and the "Asbtract" project seems to be larger: if we include features demonstrated above, we should have IA technologies. And translation is also just a final step for the presentation so just a small part of the goal (even if it's important, it also requires for itself a "fusion" process where various types of sources are merged to produce something else and increase the number of outputs). the term "Abstract" seems wrong as well due to the usual meaning which is just to produce a summary: it.e. taking lot of input but generating a simplified/reduced aggregate, hiding some details. I correlate the term "fusion" with "merge" (also like in the feature used since long in word processors to create many personalized letters from a template and a data source, or to create large documents or creating large indexes for collections of documents). For me this project also has strong links with the search engine (which could be extended in Wikimedia to provide more services than just plain text search without any intelligence).
      • Note also that this "fusion" feature could also be used as an interesting tool for monitoring changes in wikis, and help detect abuses: it is not limited to produce contents intended to be read by all users in all languages, it could compute many other things, including metrics and surveys (and it could also be used in A/B tests for new features for some communities with volunteers). It should also be usable with other no-text contents, notably Wikidata/Wikibase and Semanticwiki. verdy_p (talk) 13:28, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
    • Also note that I found this older use of the name, for a quite similar old project in Wikimedia : Wikifusion (which tried to unite Wikipedia and Wiktionnary, in a more modest goal, using linkage rather than content generation: this goal is fully covered by Wikidata today). this name exists and is published in Wikimedia since 2005.
      • It predates other use, notably "FusionWiki" (the label displayed on http://wiki.fusenet.eu/) which was the result of the merging of two separate wikis speaking of nuclear fusion (notably for energy production), under the scope of "fusenet" in Europe (notably around ITER). "Fusionwiki" was a subdomain in a Spanish wiki created in 2009, it kept the displayed name (without registering it because it could not; if you look at its logo, you may eventually read it top to bottom as "wiki! Fusion", but the text description says "Fusionwiki", not "Wikifusion") even if it was transferred to fusenet.
      • Wikimedia was in 2005 the first to use the Wikifusion term and even if this was for a project now archived, it has still been published all the time since 15 years! So Fusenet (official) or now Fusionwiki (unformal since 2009) cannot contest this continuous use by the Wikimedia community. When Fusionwiki was created in Spain in 2009, the Wikimedia project was still active and already published worldwide by Wikimedia. No one has contested it since 15 years, so Wikimedia could in fact contest the informal use of "Fusionwiki" by Fusenet (they did not ask for legal council before broowing the Spanish subdomain name), but a court would probably state that this is different from Wikifusion which is unambiguously owned and used by the Wikimedia community and that we can safely reactivate for a more interesting larger goal, whose vision as a necessary component of AbstractWikipedia was already drafted/visioned 15 years ago. verdy_p (talk) 15:40, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I like this, as well as "Wikilambda." It just seems cool, and you can easily imagine that this "fusion" process includes Abstract Wikipedia. (My strong preference is for a name that incorporates the Abstract Wikipedia-side of the project.) --Chris.Cooley (talk) 22:44, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Outside of the box, but might be fitting and appropriate for multilingual use.--Pharos (talk) 01:31, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikisum

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Functionwiki

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Layman's Wiki

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  • This seems like a misnomer, since the main content of the wiki will be technical, not something intended to be used directly by laypeople. Unless I'm missing something. PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:03, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • For consistency, I will not prefer any names that do not start with "Wiki".--GZWDer (talk) 13:44, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

WiKi-K'e

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  • Navajo for friendship
  • Unclear how friendship relates to the idea of functions, templates, or translation. Unclear pronunciation. Also, "wikike.org" is a no-go because it contains an ethnic slur in English (but maybe "wiki-ke.org" could avoid that). PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:17, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
    • I my opinion the name does not necessarily have to be related to the technical aspect of the system. As for the pronounciation it could be why-Kee-keh. As a non-native English speaker it is difficult to associate wikike with any form of slurs, even after searching the Internet. This much be a marginal or subcultural slur or spelt in a different way (Waikiki, a Honolulu neighborhood, is the closest match I could find). I would say the apostrophe should not be there as it does not work in a URL. The dash could also be removed. — Finn Årup Nielsen (fnielsen) (talk) 07:09, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • No - it is not easy to translate (not transliterate) to Chinese if the translated name needs to be informative. In Chinese, names of Wikimedia project are never transliterated..--GZWDer (talk) 13:35, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Difficult to say and pronounce. This is just my opinion, but, there are too many K consonants. harej (talk) 22:25, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

WikiThought

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  • A library of functions to tie concepts. Naming comes from H2G2's w:Deep Thought --Sabas88 (talk) 08:33, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikibasic

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  • Is this supposed to be a reference to the BASIC programming language? If so, I'm not sure it's appropriate, since that language will probably not be used on the wiki. If it's supposed to refer to something else, I don't understand its intended meaning. PiRSquared17 (talk) 22:03, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikimedia Ultimate

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Wikimedia Algorithms

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  • I'd prefer a plural form, like with Wikibooks. "Wikimedia Algorithms" sounds not so bad in my opinion. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 20:44, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  • This does seem like an appropriate name. Does Wikialgorithms or Wikimedia Algorithms have a better ring to it? Currently the only project names that have a "Wikimedia" prefix are Commons, Meta-Wiki, Incubator, and -- if you count it as a project -- Cloud Services. PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:46, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
@1234qwer1234qwer4 and PiRSquared17: Hi greetings, changed the name as per your suggestion. Regards.--Path slopu (talk) 05:00, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

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WikiLogic or WikiSense

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  • Using the functions that one can define on WikiLogic or WikiSense, we will be able to provide extra intelligence to the different WikiMedia projects.

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WikiAda

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  • Since it is a wiki of essentially bits of programming, I thought it might make sense to name it after Ada Lovelace. Apologies for the CamelCase, it's not necessary, but I thought it might make the meaning a bit clearer.--Pharos (talk) 00:49, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

BigDaPedia

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  • Big Da? Big Data, I assume. I don't think the proposed wiki is really about big data though, unless I'm missing something. PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:41, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
You are not missing it. ;-) Agree, not the right context. --Thadguidry (talk) 02:27, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

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Primewiki

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  • This name does not indicate what it is about.--GZWDer (talk) 04:14, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • For consistency, I will not prefer any names that do not start with "Wiki".--GZWDer (talk) 13:44, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Alphapedia

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  • This name does not indicate what it is about, especially for users who do not know Wolfram Alpha.--GZWDer (talk) 04:10, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • For consistency, I will not prefer any names that do not start with "Wiki".--GZWDer (talk) 13:43, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • The connection between "alpha" and functions, even after the mention of Wolfram Alpha here, is unclear to me, and the project is not supposed to be an (encyclo)pedia. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 17:09, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikifun

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  • from Wiki and function
not entirely opposed to this. I don't see any translation issues. It's simple for bonus points I guess? Attracts positive tone (who doesn't want to have fun?) --Thadguidry (talk) 02:39, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
Well, the abbreviation "fun" for "function" doesn't work in all languages. For example, the word for a mathematical function in Mandarin is hánshù (函數). So you could either just use the regular word for "function" in Chinese (something like Weiji Hanshu?), or try to transliterate "fun". PiRSquared17 (talk) 07:15, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Yeah, as others are saying, it's very cute in English, but hard to translate. It will have problems in Russian (it will be spelled the same as "fan") and in Hebrew (where "p" and "f" are the same letter). It will probably have issues in other languages, too. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 11:30, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

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  • "ama" is the first lexeme in Wikidata with the identifier L1. "ama" is sumerian. It has a meaning in that language (mother). The vowel and consonant are probably easy to pronounce for most. — fnielsen
  • Oppose: The name should not restrict the wiki only towards the goal of the Abstract Wikipedia or be only about natural language and content abstraction, but should reflect the potential that the functions may be used in a large diversity of ways and places. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 21:43, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

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WikiChunks

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  • I like it because it's catchy and fun, but i think it might not translate very well into other languages. Husky (talk) 09:26, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

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Tempo Wiki

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  • Sounds like a wiki about music or something. Unclear connection to the ideas of functions, templates, translations, etc. PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:24, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • No - it is not easy to translate (not transliterate) to Chinese if the translated name needs to be informative. In Chinese, names of Wikimedia project are never transliterated.--GZWDer (talk) 13:38, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • For consistency, I will not prefer any names that do not start with "Wiki".--GZWDer (talk) 13:44, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

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Wikibutton

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WikiMath

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  • To quote the definition of function provided for this contest "In short, functions make a calculation on the data you provide, and answer a question you have about it." WikiMath allows people to do all kind of (math) operations to transform some inputs into new outputs, which then can be used in different Wikimedia projects. Also, the word "Math" is universally recognizable, as it is taught starting with elementary school.

Wikiresult

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  • From the point of view of a user, the contents of this wiki will be the result of some function or computation.

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Algo-wiki

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Wikiutilities / Wikitilities / Wikimedia Utilities

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  • From wiki and utility (in the computing sense).

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  • To quote the definition of function provided for this contest "In short, functions make a calculation on the data you provide, and answer a question you have about it." The WikiCalculator will provide (the definition for) various calculations that could be useful in different Wikimedia projects.

Wikend

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Wikireply

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  • Unclear how "replying" relates to the idea of translation, or functions, or templates. "Reply" evokes two-way communication, which is not what the site is for. PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:21, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
    • Isn't a function sothing where you give some input and the function will return a response with some output? If there's no input, there's no output; if there's input but no output, it's just a blackhole that has no use... The description above seems to indicate that the "'function" will have some intelligence, look like an "artificial brain" (possibly using IA technologies, or BigData collection and aggregation to produce something else in various forms, not just translating the input?). verdy_p (talk) 00:24, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
      • If you're meaning "artificial intelligence" by "IA", I'm unsure this will be used at all (there is enough of that already), and it certainly will not be the only aspect of the project. How your description fits "replying" is unclear to me either, and I don't think it will be clear to an external visitor. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 21:40, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
      • Similar to wikiquest: two necessary parts of the same thing. The initial description is too much centered to functions described in mathematical terms. But clearly the goal is not mathematical "functions": there's not necessary any valid output and there can be output without any input of custom data. The goal is too abstract to be usable, when in fact it will not be that but will ba a shared reusable library that will extend the API and that will also be largely independent of the language used (not just Lua modules, or Javascripts, or a set of extensions to Mediawiki API, or Mediawi hooks abut any mix of them and using also the potential of data already inside Wikimedia projects (pedias, dictionnaries, data, commons media) and related support projects (Phabricator, GitHub or other open source code repositories and open data repositories, and external open APIs based on web services or file sharing protocols and communication tools: social medias, RSS, mailing lists...). Each described "function" may be in fact composed of multiple components workign together. The result/output may also be variable over time, evolutive. And translated if possible (both in the questions or the replies and in input forms that could be used, where the input form will also be part of the function and will have various forms bving the result of another function generating it). These results may also be evaluated (with some automated metrics or from user's notation in order to qualify or order them under various criteria). verdy_p (talk) 18:10, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

WikiNexus

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Wikimedia Polymorph

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Wikipoly

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Wikicurry

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  • Proposed by ABaso (WMF)
  • Support Support I like this for many of the same reasons that “Wikilambda” appeals to me; I still prefer “Wikilambda” over this, but if it’s not available for some reason, “Wikicurry” would be a good option in my opinion. --Lucas Werkmeister (talk) 21:40, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

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Wikimedia sharp

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Wikigeneral

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Module Wiki

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Project Aquinas

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  • more a play on words on the term "knowledge acquisition" than the philosopher Thomas of Aquinas
  • I don't know much about Catholic theology, but is there any connection between Aquinas and "knowledge acquisition" other than his surname kinda looking like the word "acquisition" if you squint? I guess his Five Ways are about acquiring knowledge of God, or something, but that seems like a stretch. Regardless, using a specific religious figure is probably a no-go for something intended to be cross-cultural. (Would Muslims and Hindus be okay with the name?) PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:36, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • This name does not indicate it is a wiki.--GZWDer (talk) 04:08, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Not bad, although somewhat Western-centric and doesn't make the functionality obvious. The problem with the lack of "wiki" can be addressed by calling it WikiAquinas. It can be easily translated to Russian and Hebrew, although there will be a lot of K and W sounds in "Wikiaquinas": "qui" is actually pronounced as "kwi", which is very close to "wiki", so it can be a bit of a drag to write and say aloud in some languages. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 11:14, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • No - it is not easy to translate (not transliterate) to Chinese if the translated name needs to be informative. In Chinese, names of Wikimedia project are never transliterated.--GZWDer (talk) 13:35, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • For consistency, I will not prefer any names that do not start with "Wiki". For this one, "Wiki" is not in the name at all.--GZWDer (talk) 13:41, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Transmutewiki

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  • Not so bad, but hard to translate. Can only be transliterated, and even that is not so easy, because it can be surprisingly hard to transliterate the word "transmute" to some languages, with all those consonant clusters. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 11:27, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • For consistency, I will not prefer any names that do not start with "Wiki".--GZWDer (talk) 13:43, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Hmm, reminds me of TranslateWiki. Not sure this is on point enough for a project of functions. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 18:14, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Wiki(x)

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Bashwiki

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Wikicode

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  • Proposed by Amire80
  • Support Support. PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:35, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support ArthurPSmith (talk) 12:23, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Luk3 (talk) 17:07, 23 September 2020 (UTC) The most straightforward is usually the best choice. Code goes into Wikicode.
  • Support Support Artrixs (talk) 11:04, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

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  • The name does convey the purpose of the project (a hub for function code and the like). Worth mentioning that the word "wikicode" is already used to refer to "wiki markup", but that issue may not be a dealbreaker. PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:26, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
agree on both points. I do not see translation issues. In fact, this would be highly translatable (although "law" or "rules" comes up in a few). Hmm, didn't know this but there's a linguistic sense here as well, see [2] --Thadguidry (talk) 02:45, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Very direct, worthy of consideration.--Pharos (talk) 17:44, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
  • This is likely to cause confusion with Mediawiki. Also with a global module wiki, if we ever have one of those. --Yair rand (talk) 00:00, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikimentum

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Flexipedia

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  • No - it is not easy to translate (not transliterate) to Chinese if the translated name needs to be informative. In Chinese, names of Wikimedia project are never transliterated.--GZWDer (talk) 13:39, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • For consistency, I will not prefer any names that do not start with "Wiki".--GZWDer (talk) 13:44, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • How does "flexi-" relate to functions? Moreover, the name suggests the project will be an encyclopedia, which is not the case. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 21:41, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

NewWiki

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  • Seems too vague; not really related to the ideas of translation, functions, templates, etc. Possibly better suited for Abstract Wikipedia than for Wikilambda. Also the name is too temporary, e.g. in 5+ years do we still want it to be called "NewWiki"? Finally, "newwiki" is the internal database name for https://new.wikipedia.org. PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:12, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
agree, really vague --Thadguidry (talk) 01:31, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikishare

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Universalpedia

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  • For consistency, I will not prefer any names that do not start with "Wiki".--GZWDer (talk) 13:41, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • "Pedia" does not make sense as the project is not supposed to be an encyclopedia. Also, the name seems too general to me, as it does not indicate what the project is about. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 16:18, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Changed from UniversalPedia to Universalpedia given the suggestion to avoid Camelcase on the talkpage. ChristianKl❫ 14:34, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Wikiversal would sound better. Enjoyer of World (talk) 03:41, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

WikiBlocks

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Wiki++

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Lingista

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  • For consistency, I will not prefer any names that do not start with "Wiki".--GZWDer (talk) 13:44, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose: The name should not restrict the wiki only towards the goal of the Abstract Wikipedia or be only about natural language and content abstraction, but should reflect the potential that the functions may be used in a large diversity of ways and places. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 20:54, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikiverse

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Wikicodex or Wikimedia-Codex

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  • Proposed by Path slopu
  • Support Support. PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:36, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support "Wikimedia Codex" per the parallel to "Wikimedia Commons" (I'm less sure about "Wikicodex"). Mahir256 (talk) 00:52, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support but maybe more for the "Abstract Wikipedia" piece than the function piece. ArthurPSmith (talk) 12:25, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

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  • Too leaned on language generation.--GZWDer (talk) 13:30, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I actually kinda like it because "codex" includes "code", which relates to the project's goals (functions), but I'm not sure if that double meaning works in all languages. PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:50, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikilibs

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  • Is this the wiki that owns the libs? Okay, more seriously, I guess a name based on "library" has potential insofar as it could refer to a library of functions, but it doesn't seem directly connected to the idea of functions or translation. PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:10, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Is this referencing the /lib directory naming convention? --Yair rand (talk) 02:24, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Pretty good, although I'm wondering whether people won't confuse it with a library of books, which is what Wikisource is about. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 11:28, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I'm unsure if this slang abbreviation is generally understood by external viewers. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 18:18, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • This has too many associations with libraries and books. Husky (talk) 09:29, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikimorph

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Wikiroutines

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Compile-Wiki

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Х-pedia

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Wikifunction

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  • Direct and to the point. "Function" is a technical word that not everyone will understand, but the project itself is not intended for direct layperson consumption anyway, so not a big deal. Maybe "FunctionWiki" would sound better. PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:45, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
    I do have a slight preference for "Wikifunctions", see that proposal below. PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:04, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Not easily translatable into German as Wikifunktionen would mean functions of/for the wiki and not a wiki of functions and Funktionenwiki — German for Wiki of functions — diviates from the common Wiki- prefix. --CamelCaseNick (talk) 15:59, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

Honupedia

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  • No - it is not easy to translate (not transliterate) to Chinese if the translated name needs to be informative. In Chinese, names of Wikimedia project are never transliterated.--GZWDer (talk) 13:37, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • For consistency, I will not prefer any names that do not start with "Wiki".--GZWDer (talk) 13:43, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • The only thing I found about "honu" is that it is a taxon of turtles, and I'm not sure turtles are intrinsically related to functions. Moreover, the project is not supposed to be an (encyclo)pedia. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 17:15, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikiquest

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Hyperpedia

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Wikimedia TITAN

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  • Is this supposed to stand for something? PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:30, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • No - it is not easy to translate (not transliterate) to Chinese if the translated name needs to be informative. In Chinese, names of Wikimedia project are never transliterated.--GZWDer (talk) 13:38, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • This reminds me of either a comic with robots and superheroes or the Large Hydron Collider, i don't think it's a good fit. Husky (talk) 09:31, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikifedia

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  • the f stands for Future
  • No. This name is too easy for confusion.--GZWDer (talk) 04:11, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Too easy to mispronounce in a lot of languages, and totally untranslatable to Hebrew, because P and F are the same letter. So in Hebrew it will look the same as Wikipedia! --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 11:33, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • No - it is not easy to translate (not transliterate) to Chinese if the translated name needs to be informative. In Chinese, names of Wikimedia project are never transliterated.--GZWDer (talk) 13:39, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
    • "if the [...] name needs to be informative", I suggest we not use this name in English either. An external visitor will not understand the intended meaning of the f, the project will not be an encyclopedia, and it is not going to be the "future" in a couple years any more. At the same time, the name does not indicate the project's relation to functions. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 21:31, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

WikiLink

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  • Could vaguely convey the idea of functions or translation, in the sense that input is linked to output, that might be a stretch. The word "wikilink" is already used to refer to a hyperlink to a wiki article, but I don't know if that's a dealbreaker. PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:48, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

Structwiki

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WikiCortex

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WikiIO / WikIO

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  • From wiki and IO (input/output). I'm not sure how universal "IO" is, though.

Wikiscripts

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  • I think this is okay, since it relates to the goals of the project, but I'd prefer it without a space in the middle. PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:58, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
@PiRSquared17: Hi, removed the space. Thank you.--Path slopu (talk) 04:58, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

Mod-wiki

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WikiWords

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  • Conveys the sense of translation well, but maybe it doesn't meet the desideratum of The name should not restrict the wiki only towards the goal of the Abstract Wikipedia or be only about natural language and content abstraction, but should reflect the potential that the functions may be used in a large diversity of ways and places. Also, it sounds like the name for a wiki dictionary (e.g., Wiktionary, OmegaWiki, or Wikidata Lexemes). PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:58, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose per PiRSquared17. This might fit the Abstract Wikipedia rather than the wiki of functions. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 16:21, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

AIMO or Aimopedia

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  • Abstract Input, Multilingual Output
  • The acronym is in English, so how would it be translated into other languages? Would they keep "AIMO" or translate it word by word and then turn it into an acronym? Also, probably doesn't meet the desideratum of The name should not restrict the wiki only towards the goal of the Abstract Wikipedia or be only about natural language and content abstraction, but should reflect the potential that the functions may be used in a large diversity of ways and places. But I do think it sounds okay, it's not bad by any means. PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:22, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • No - it is not easy to translate (not transliterate) to Chinese if the translated name needs to be informative. In Chinese, names of Wikimedia project are never transliterated.--GZWDer (talk) 13:36, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • For consistency, I will not prefer any names that do not start with "Wiki".--GZWDer (talk) 13:42, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose "Aimopedia"; the project is not supposed to be an (encyclo)pedia. Just "AIMO" does not indicate this is a wiki, and any other variant with "aimo" will not tell an external visitor sufficiently what the project is about either imho. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 16:32, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

WikiTrans or TransWiki

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Datapedia

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Wixecutable/Wikiexecutable

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Could there be issues with w:Wix.com? PiRSquared17 (talk) 23:27, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
  • The beginning of Wixecutable sounds just like the German Wichse, which is slang for semen. I’d rather not have to utter this particular name all the time. --Lucas Werkmeister (talk) 19:08, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

MultiWiki

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Wikimedia Executables

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  1. Ah, didn't notice this section on the talk page. ~~~~
  • I think this would be a pretty decent name, although technically I guess the wiki will not host binary executable files. PiRSquared17 (talk) 23:26, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikirepo

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  • I like the brevity, but I'm not sure how many external viewers will be familiar with the slang term "repo". 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 16:39, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
  • This proposal might lack the clarification that it is only about functions and could mislead people into confusing it with other places where they encounter repositories, such as software package repositores (e.g. apt repos) or worse source code repositores (e.g. git repos). Though it helps definitely to understand how the wiki is meant to be consumed, i.e. not directly. --CamelCaseNick (talk) 16:09, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
  • This is a good direction to consider.--Pharos (talk) 17:45, 22 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikimedia compendium

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  • No - This is not a wiki for summary of concepts.--GZWDer (talk) 04:13, 16 September 2020 (UTC)