Talk:Proposals for new projects

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Mass closure[edit]

Being bold I have closed many proposals as rejected following years (in one case a decade!) of discussion, all of which was moribund. If someone feels like any of these should be re-opened, please revert me. —Justin (koavf)TCM 01:19, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

--GZWDer (talk) 07:22, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Question bank[edit]

Hello! I was not aware about new projects. But when I was searching for question related project of wiki, I reached here. I want to know about any question bank or quiz related project, if we have. If we don't have so can we open this kind of sister project or portal in wikipedia? Thank you. NehalDaveND (talk) 11:20, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

Quizzes are available on some Wikiversities. Many similar proposals exist, for instance: WikiQuiz, WikiTrivia, Category:Proposed projects - Q&A. --Nemo 15:07, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

Marking the page historical?[edit]

Let us be honest with ourselves - there is no process which can adopt any of these projects, and those which are marked rejected are only marked because of some individual decisions of some contributors (which may or may not be based on some prior discussions involving an arbitrary number of users). Attempts were made three (?) years ago to start this process, and these attempts are stale. In the Wiki-universe this means that the process will never be started and will never be in place. This conclusion must be properly reflected on the page, which currently gives a false impressions that new proposals will be reviewed and, in case of a positive review, will be adopted by WMF as sister projects.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:38, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

@Ymblanter: The solution is to mark most of these as closed and then make a change to the page that says that new proposals which have no substantial activities after three months of being posted are closed. That would just leave WikiJournal, the proposal to adopt DMOZ, and the Non-Free Wiki, which are frankly, the only live options in any measure. I really don't see much prospect for a new project anyway. —Justin (koavf)TCM 09:08, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
But even if those three are left, I just do not see how they could be adopted. Of the last two projects which WMF adopted, Wikivoyage and Wikidata, Wikidata has not been to this page at all, and Wikivoyage was added to this page after WMF agreed to adopt this, but they decided to also secure a community support. All these three projects are here long enough, and nothing happens, meaning in my experience nothing would ever happen.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:11, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
Well, there is substantial community support for WikiJournal becoming independent of Wikiversity (I personally would prefer it not be but I'm definitely in the minority). Whether that will happen, when, and if this page had any impact are all open questions. —Justin (koavf)TCM 09:15, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
Indeed, I do not think that this page has any impact on the decision. I guess for adoption there must be a good proposal sent to someone so that it can eventually make it to the Board. There is no mechanism anything from this page can make it to the Board.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:39, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
People will keep proposing their ideas anyway, so maybe this page at least avoids a worse chaos. --Nemo 19:55, 13 October 2017 (UTC)