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This is a proposal for a new Wikimedia sister project.
Status of the proposal
ReasonSome part of them are just Wikidata. Other (annotations) may have NPOV and OR issues. No other support.--GZWDer (talk) 06:25, 8 February 2017 (UTC)[]
Details of the proposal
Project descriptionA collection of items and relationships between items, each with a short description.
New features to requireThis would probably require many new features.

The project I would like to propose is a general encyclopedia just like Wikipedia but with a big focus on conciseness. It is different from other Wikipedia projects as it uses a very dynamic frontend.

Its main properties are:

  • Knowledge is represented in a graph. Subjects of knowledge are the nodes; relations between subjects are the edges
  • Users can annotate nodes and edges, i.e. write text to explain/describe the subject or relation. In this way relations get to be equally important as subjects.
  • An annotation is only editable by a single person. There can be multiple annotations per node/edge however, that can be browsed.
  • An annotation is limited in length (e.g. 100 words). This promotes concise texts.
  • Annotations can be rated. This ensures that good and concise annotations get promoted.
  • Nodes and edges get to be weighted by an algorithm based on the number of annotations and view count.

Please find a complete description at this Blog. It:

  • explains the basic thoughts behind the idea
  • shows use cases with images
  • shows how Concisia can be used to show and create Wikidata data (in section 'Semantic Web').

(I am new to editing Wiki pages, so I decided to just link to the blog. Please let me know if this is inappropriate.)

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The project I am proposing is a general encyclopedia just like Wikipedia and can also be used to show and create Wikidata data.

Maybe Wikissentials or Essentialpedia? --Ricordisamoa 13:41, 30 August 2013 (UTC)[]

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