Proposals for new projects

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
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 Phabricator.
  • To propose enhancements to an existing project, visit that project and gather interest there.
+/-

Notes to consider[edit]

  • Hosting: Wikimedia Foundation is not a free hosting company. If your project does not fit the Foundation's ideals, download MediaWiki for free and install it on a server you control. Wikia or another wiki farm are also options, but come at the cost of losing control of your project.
  • 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

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 wikimedia-l mailing-list.

There was a proposed community committee to developing a clear policy and documentation for creating and reviewing sister projects, and a proposed reform of new project process, both of which are currectly inactive. The currect de facto process are described below:

  1. Any discussion may only be approved by Board of Trustees after a prominent discussion process and a board and clear consensus (dozens and probably hundreds of supports are needed, and the proposal may be open for years)
  2. Any users in good standing may close or merge any proposal if it is clear redundant to another project or project proposal; or is stale and have few support after a considerable amount of time; or have clearly no consensus after a considerable amount of time.

Open proposals[edit]

New projects[edit]

Project Request date Status
Wikimuseum (comments) 08-Dec-2017
Under discussion
Domestic encyclopedia (comments) 29-Nov-2017
Under discussion
Kidswiki (comments) 23-Nov-2017
Under discussion
Wikitemplates (comments) 12-Nov-2017
Under discussion
Wikiville (comments) 10-Nov-2017
Under discussion
Third test wiki (comments) 24-Sep-2017
Under discussion
WikiChips (comments) 20-Sep-2017
Under discussion
Wikientertain (comments) 19-Sep-2017
Under discussion
Wikimedia Olympics (comments) 15-Sep-2017
Under discussion
Wikilife (comments) 14-Sep-2017
Under discussion
Wikiacademy (comments) 13-Sep-2017
Under discussion
Wikinexus (comments) 08-Sep-2017
Under discussion
Wikipublic (comments) 23-Aug-2017
Under discussion
ΛYПΛЯСЗ (comments) 27-Jul-2017
Under discussion
CrystalBallWiki (comments) 16-Jul-2017
Under discussion
Girgit (comments) 25-Jun-2017
Under discussion
wikifont (comments) 14-Jun-2017
Under discussion
Myriad Font (comments) 11-Jun-2017
Under discussion
Wikirecords (comments) 03-Jun-2017
Under discussion
Wikioffice (comments) 02-Jun-2017
Under discussion
Wikiengine (comments) 02-Jun-2017
Under discussion
Docwiki (comments) 02-Jun-2017
Under discussion
WikiWisdom (comments) 14-May-2017
Under discussion
WikiBarCodes (comments) 14-May-2017
Under discussion
WikiSandy (comments) 11-May-2017
Under discussion
Wikikids go! (comments) 05-May-2017
Under discussion
WikiMed encyclopedia (comments) 31-Mar-2017
Under discussion
Goodgovpedia Africa (comments) 25-Mar-2017
Under discussion
Cultivos (comments) 07-Mar-2017
Under discussion
WikiCPU (comments) 06-Mar-2017
Under discussion
The peace a search of earth (comments) 05-Mar-2017
Under discussion
WikiPAPER (comments) 07-Feb-2017
Under discussion
Wikimath (comments) 01-Feb-2017
Under discussion
WikiSocial (comments) 30-Jan-2017
Under discussion
WikiMoon (comments) 22-Jan-2017
Under discussion
DRMF (comments) 19-Dec-2016
Under discussion
BotPedia (comments) 06-Dec-2016
Under discussion
WikiFastFacts (comments) 25-Oct-2016
Under discussion
CredKudo (comments) 03-Oct-2016
Under discussion
WikiSymbols (comments) 13-Sep-2016
Under discussion
WikiJournal (comments) 21-Aug-2016
Under discussion
WikiObject (comments) 27-Jul-2016
Under discussion
Wikidistros (comments) 15-Jul-2016
Under discussion
Wikinema (comments) 17-Jun-2016
Under discussion
WikiProves (comments) 01-Jun-2016
Under discussion
WikiCache (comments) 14-May-2016
Under discussion
Reşwendî (comments) 13-May-2016
Under discussion
Wikigames (2) (comments) 28-Mar-2016
Under discussion
Wikiphrases (comments) 04-Feb-2016
Under discussion
Wikidirectory (comments) 24-Jan-2016
Under discussion
Wikipetitions (comments) 15-Jan-2016
Under discussion
RoseWiki (comments) 07-Jan-2016
Under discussion
Wikilore (comments) 29-Dec-2015
Under discussion
Wkiwise (comments) 16-Nov-2015
Under discussion
Wikilearn (comments) 13-Oct-2015
Under discussion
Wikiversitate (comments) 11-Oct-2015
Under discussion
Wikicreate (comments) 11-Oct-2015
Under discussion
WikiTeched (comments) 23-Sep-2015
Under discussion
Wikifoodia (comments) 20-Aug-2015
Under discussion
HelpWiki (comments) 03-Aug-2015
Under discussion
Wikimedia YellowPages (comments) 10-Apr-2015
Under discussion
Wikipolitiki (comments) 11-Mar-2015
Under discussion
WikiConsumer (comments) 31-Jan-2015
Under discussion
Wikixpressions (comments) 30-Dec-2014
Under discussion
WikiTribute (comments) 30-Dec-2014
Under discussion
Wikiread (comments) 27-Nov-2014
Under discussion
WIKIGUARD (comments) 25-Aug-2014
Under discussion
WikiSpeeches (comments) 20-Aug-2014
Under discussion
WikiLegalCases (comments) 20-Aug-2014
Under discussion
WikiGovernment (comments) 20-Aug-2014
Under discussion
WikiCompanies (comments) 20-Aug-2014
Under discussion
Wikiology (comments) 28-Jul-2014
Under discussion
WikiSigns (comments) 31-Mar-2014
Under discussion
Wikichem (comments) 13-Mar-2014
Under discussion
NonFreeWiki (comments) 15-Feb-2014
Under discussion
Wikidebate (comments) 27-Jan-2014
Under discussion
WikiGames (comments) 23-Jan-2014
Under discussion
Structured Wikiquote (comments) 01-Jan-2014
Under discussion
WikiAnalytics (comments) 10-Dec-2013
Under discussion
Wikipoeia (comments) 25-Oct-2013
Under discussion
Wikifiction (In-universe encyclopedia) (comments) 31-Aug-2013
Under discussion
Wikikulture (comments) 24-Jun-2013
Under discussion
WikiArtsandCrafts (comments) 25-Feb-2013
Under discussion
Wikichild (comments) 31-Jan-2013
Under discussion
Wikirate (comments) 23-Dec-2012
Under discussion
Wikiservice (comments) 16-Dec-2012
Under discussion
Concise Wikipedia (comments) 27-Nov-2012
Under discussion
VideoGamesWiki (comments) 10-Nov-2012
Under discussion
Wikiproblems (comments) 09-Aug-2012
Under discussion
Wikinvent (comments) 04-Jul-2012
Under discussion
WikiEvolution (comments) 30-Jun-2012
Under discussion
WikiSoftware (comments) 21-Jun-2012
Under discussion
WikiDonors (comments) 07-Dec-2011
Under discussion
WikiQuiz (comments) 25-Sep-2011
Under discussion
Wikiplot (comments) 25-Jan-2011
Under discussion
WikiCook (comments) 06-May-2010
Under discussion
WikiAbridge (comments) 13-Dec-2006
Under discussion
Wikicorpus (comments) 29-May-2006
Under discussion
Wikiepic (comments) 10-Feb-2006
Under discussion
Wikilocal (comments) 24-Jul-2005
Under discussion

Proposed project adoption[edit]

Project Request date Status
Wikimedia Pi Abacus (comments) 07-Oct-2016
Under discussion
Reporter's Notebook (comments) 01-Feb-2016
Under discussion
WikiResearch WikiPapers (comments) 16-Mar-2014
Under discussion
WeRelate (comments) 10-Jul-2013
Under discussion
OmegaWiki (comments) 21-Feb-2013
Under discussion
LuminousWebs (comments) 03-Jan-2013
Under discussion
Rodovid (comments) 10-Dec-2012
Under discussion
Ratiopol (comments) 27-Jul-2012
Under discussion
Wikiversity Project of Biophysics (comments) 02-Jun-2012
Under discussion
WikiCast (comments) 20-Mar-2012
Under discussion
Wiki Product Information Disclosure (comments) 28-Sep-2010
Under discussion
WikiTree (comments) 07-Apr-2010
Under discussion
Wikipedia Comparison Challenges (comments) 05-Dec-2005
Under discussion

Closed proposals[edit]

Project Request date Status
Wikipedia in Simple Portuguese (comments) 14-Aug-2017
Procedurally closed
WikiWrite (comments) 19-Dec-2016
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikipedia Punjabi (comments) 26-Nov-2015
Procedurally closed
Sonsorol Wikipedia (comments) 28-Feb-2015
Procedurally closed
Horami Language in Wikipedia (comments) 03-Jan-2015
Procedurally closed
Wikifinition (comments) 24-Dec-2014
Rejected
PlaceBook_Wiki (comments) 24-Nov-2014
Stale (could be re-opened)
Knowledge_assembly_Platfrom (comments) 11-Nov-2014
Stale (could be re-opened)
Wikinotes (comments) 23-Oct-2014
Stale (could be re-opened)
WikiPrivacy (comments) 09-Sep-2014
Stale (could be re-opened)
Wikiguard (comments) 25-Aug-2014
Stale (could be re-opened)
WikiTrends (comments) 13-Apr-2014
Stale (could be re-opened)
Techwiki (comments) 22-Jan-2014
Stale (could be re-opened)
UserWiki (comments) 07-Jan-2014
Procedurally closed
WikiRefdesk (comments) 04-Jan-2014
Stale (could be re-opened)
WikiSWOT (comments) 14-Dec-2013
Rejected
Penig-Wiki (comments) 11-Nov-2013
Rejected
Wikiecnomics (comments) 02-Nov-2013
Stale (could be re-opened)
Wikhypothesis (comments) 01-Nov-2013
Stale (could be re-opened)
Scientific extension to Wikipedia (comments) 21-Oct-2013
Rejected
Wikireference (comments) 30-Sep-2013
Rejected
Wikisummary (comments) 14-Sep-2013
Stale (could be re-opened)
Meta World's Data (comments) 11-Sep-2013
Rejected
Concisia (comments) 30-Aug-2013
Stale (could be re-opened)
Global-Wiki (comments) 26-Aug-2013
Procedurally closed
Reviewiki (comments) 24-Aug-2013
Rejected
Massively-Multiplayer Online Bibliography (comments) 18-Aug-2013
Rejected
Wikidentify (comments) 18-Jul-2013
Rejected
Wikiabstracts (comments) 17-Jul-2013
Stale (could be re-opened)
WikiNames (comments) 16-Jul-2013
Rejected
Wikijobs (comments) 11-Jul-2013
Stale (could be re-opened)
WikiAtlas (comments) 27-Jun-2013
Rejected
Wikiads (comments) 25-Jun-2013
Rejected
WikiReUse (comments) 05-Jun-2013
Stale (could be re-opened)
WikiBunk (comments) 18-May-2013
Stale (could be re-opened)
Wiki Good Deeds Site (comments) 07-May-2013
Rejected
Wiki Encyclopedia of Religion (comments) 07-May-2013
Rejected
Global Economic Map (comments) 05-Apr-2013
Procedurally closed
Wikiotica (comments) 01-Apr-2013
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiApps (comments) 27-Mar-2013
Stale (could be re-opened)
WikiLang (comments) 17-Feb-2013
Rejected
Wikimedia Scripts (comments) 11-Feb-2013
Rejected
WebCite (comments) 09-Feb-2013
Rejected
Wikikids (comments) 31-Jan-2013
Stale (could be re-opened)
WikiRecipe (comments) 31-Jan-2013
Rejected
Wikissentials (comments) 15-Jan-2013
Stale (could be re-opened)
Wiki-torrents (comments) 08-Dec-2012
Stale (could be re-opened)
WikiFocus (comments) 05-Dec-2012
Rejected
Wikiprocess (comments) 28-Nov-2012
Stale (could be re-opened)
Wiki-Law (comments) 27-Nov-2012
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiSports (comments) 10-Nov-2012
Rejected
AnyQuotesWiki (comments) 10-Nov-2012
Rejected
Wikikultur (comments) 27-Sep-2012
Stale (could be re-opened)
SpringWiki (comments) 20-Sep-2012
Rejected
Wiki social network (comments) 10-Aug-2012
Rejected
OpenMeetings.org (comments) 24-Jun-2012
Stale (could be re-opened)
WikiExperts (comments) 25-Mar-2012
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
SourceIt (comments) 11-Mar-2012
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Travel Guide (comments) 11-Mar-2012
Approved
Live.wikipedia (comments) 28-Feb-2012
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikiessay (comments) 24-Feb-2012
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)
WikiArguments (comments) 21-Oct-2011
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
encycloPDia (comments) 11-Sep-2011
Rejected
Dispute (comments) 08-Aug-2011
Rejected
Wikimath (comments) 06-Aug-2011
Rejected
Civipedia (comments) 16-Jul-2011
Stale (could be re-opened)
WikiCalculator (comments) 29-Mar-2011
Rejected
Wikimurder (comments) 09-Feb-2011
Rejected
Allrightsreserved (comments) 01-Feb-2011
Rejected
OKSource (comments) 07-Jan-2011
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
GMD Wiki (comments) 20-Oct-2010
Rejected
WikiFix (comments) 20-Oct-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)
WikiODP (comments) 09-Oct-2010
Rejected
WikiDegree (comments) 07-Oct-2010
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiSchool (comments) 27-Sep-2010
Rejected
WikiVocab (comments) 16-Sep-2010
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Tournamentpedia (comments) 11-Jul-2010
Rejected
Oil Spill Open Innovation Wiki (comments) 12-May-2010
Rejected
VotersWiki (comments) 28-Apr-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)
Wikinomen (comments) 15-Mar-2010
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikidate (comments) 10-Mar-2010
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiCatalog (comments) 11-Feb-2010
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiDatabank (comments) 11-Feb-2010
Rejected
Digital newspaper archive (comments) 10-Feb-2010
Rejected
Wikimobile (comments) 29-Jan-2010
Rejected
Konsciajxo (comments) 04-Jan-2010
Rejected
Wikimedia spare parts (comments) 06-Dec-2009
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)
CommonsForce (comments) 06-Sep-2009
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikistatistics (comments) 15-Jul-2009
Rejected
Savta (comments) 20-Apr-2009
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiLanguageSaver (comments) 07-Apr-2009
Rejected
Wikipol (comments) 21-Feb-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)
Move Wikipedia (comments) 12-Jan-2009
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)
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)
Wikisongs (comments) 03-Dec-2008
Rejected
Essentialpedia (comments) 22-Oct-2008
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)
Global infocalypse (comments) 14-Jul-2008
Rejected
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)
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)
WikiProgramming (comments) 02-Nov-2007
Rejected
Wikilinguistica (comments) 24-Oct-2007
Rejected
WikiTrivia (comments) 07-Sep-2007
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)
Wikilingo (comments) 24-May-2007
Rejected
Wikidioma (comments) 13-Apr-2007
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiRadio (comments) 19-Mar-2007
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)
WikiCode (comments) 30-Dec-2006
Stale (could be re-opened)
Lookup directory wiki (comments) 05-Nov-2006
Rejected
WikiEnergy (comments) 22-Oct-2006
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Wikshelf (comments) 18-Oct-2006
Rejected
Wikibot (comments) 24-Aug-2006
Rejected
Wikisearch (comments) 18-Aug-2006
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)
Medical dictionary wiki (comments) 17-Jun-2006
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiBrain (comments) 26-May-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)
Wikihistory (comments) 12-May-2006
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiLogic (comments) 20-Apr-2006
Stale (could be re-opened)
Wikimusic II (comments) 12-Dec-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)
Wikiventory (comments) 16-Oct-2005
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)
1911wikipedia (comments) 22-May-2005
Approved
Wikicite (2006 proposal) (comments) 29-Jan-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)
Wikireason (comments) 29-Dec-2004
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
WikiScores (comments) 22-Sep-2004
Rejected
Share your ideas (comments) 06-Sep-2004
Closed as part of a reform of the request process. (Could be re-opened under new policy)
Academics (comments) 22-Jul-2004
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)
Gnutella (comments) 08-Mar-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
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)