Talk:New project policy

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Non-mediawiki?[edit]

Is it possible for something that is coherent with Wikimedia's philosophy in all other ways, but is not based on mediawiki (for instance, based on another web framework - Rails, for instance) to ever get accepted as a project? I am specifically thinking of applications where you might need special logic, such as a multilingual dictionary with pivots (NOT wiktionary, which is a bunch of monolingual and bilingual dictionaries, not a multilingual dictionary.) Homunq 02:36, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

Yes. The mission and vision say nothing about MediaWiki, and a multilingual dictionary is something which we particularly need. SJ · talk | translate 13:44, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Develop a more gradual policy?[edit]

This version of the NPP required a major push and fairly bold binary change from 'not a project' to 'project' status. Since that's not how the successful projects got started -- WP, Wiktionary, and Commons each grew out of a gradual community of practice that had developed around some existing project (Nupedia in the first case, Wikipedia in the second two), rather than springing fully formed from someone's head. Perhaps we can come up with a new project policy that encourages and recognizes the need for a steady, gradual process: starting with something basic, small, and useful and growing into something that deserves to stand on its own with a separate domain and its own set of policies, power-users, &c. SJ · talk | translate 13:44, 26 October 2010 (UTC)