WikiTech

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This is a proposal for a new WMF sister project.
TechWiki
Status of the proposal
Statusunder discussion
Details of the proposal
Project descriptionHowdy! My name is Examknow and I have a new idea for a Wikimedia project. This wiki is to give info about all types of technology and computing from the most basic stuff to advanced development. This wiki will help people of all levels and ages with the technology that runs our world. Please leave any suggestions in the comments. Thanks.
Potential number of languagesEnglish (so far)
Proposed taglineTech for All
New features to requireA basic knowledge of editing MediaWiki
Interested participants
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Examknow (talk) 20:21, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Dino Bronto Rex (talk) 17:54, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

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  • @Examknow: wikitech: is the name of a Wikimedia Foundation wiki. —Justin (koavf)TCM 03:51, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
    • @Koavf: I just realized that WikiTech was in fact already the name of a wiki and I have changed it to TechWiki. If anyone has any ideas for an even better name, please put it in here. --Examknow (talk) 03:39, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Hi. Are you familiar with the existing content on our projects, such as wikiversity:Category:Technology_courses and wikibooks:Department:Computing? -- If not, please contribute to those! :D -- If you are, please describe how this project would differ from those. Cheers, Quiddity (talk) 22:09, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
    • @Quiddity Yes I am familiar with these projects. This wiki would be different because rather than being a sub area of a project this would be one wiki devoted to the subject of technology. This wiki will have information about all types of tech as I described in the description. One standalone wiki would have more ease of use and the content would be broader. Thanks! Examknow (talk) 12:37, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
      • Why is a separate project necessary for content that already fits into other projects, specifically wikiversity and wikibooks? Vermont (talk) 04:05, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • I don't see why a project like this is necessary when we already have courses on Wikiversity, sections on Wikibooks, and articles on Wikipedia, all about this subject. Vermont (talk) 10:14, 8 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose Wikipedia could include this information, right? SelfieCity (talk) 17:21, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose I think this would already come under Wikipedia's scope. Rubbish computer (Talk: Contribs) 16:30, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support The idea sound good, but I can’t write strong support because there isn’t enough information information. If this wiki will also write about history of technology and obsolete devices, than consider this comment like strong support. Dino Bronto Rex (talk) 17:58, 15 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support. For my compuwiki, for elements of every computer and for the computer as a whole. BoldLuis (talk) 00:28, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
    @BoldLuis Which parts of this could not be described on existing projects? ~~~~
    User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
    13:23, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
    @1234qwer1234qwer4. This could not mainly be included in Wikipedia, because it could be based in original sources. Is there any proyect for this in Wikibooks now?. --User:BoldLuis (talk) 13:08, 19 May 2021 (UTC)
    @BoldLuis Wikibooks contains original books written by its contributors, so they can be based on any sources. It looks like the b:Oberon book is based on primary sources for example. ~~~~
    User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
    15:51, 19 May 2021 (UTC)
    @1234qwer1234qwer4 I see, there is no book I Wikibooks that covers this topic in Wikibooks. BoldLuis (talk) 14:10, 20 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose- seems to be redundant,Wikibooks and Wikiversity can take care of this. Arep Ticous 18:16, 8 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose I'm not sure if it will be included in other projects. So I disagree.--Tmv (talk) 01:18, 18 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support. There's a lot of long, technical articles on Wikipedia which should be shortened down to make Wikipedia more appealing. That's why this Wikitech is a good place where all kinds of technical devices can be described in detail (just like in technical encyclopedias) while Wikipedia would have short to medium, neat articles that describe the device in essence. Marino108LFS(talk) 19:33, 1 February 2021 (UTC)
    @Marino108LFS In-depth explanations, such as manuals or technical descriptions, could be published on Wikibooks. ~~~~
    User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
    13:25, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose This could already be done on Wikipedia. Random Wikimedian (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 15:43, 25 February 2021.
  • Oppose Oppose Redundant with Wikipedia, and, for manuals, Wikibooks. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 13:58, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose. See Wikibooks. --Hérisson grognon (talk) 12:51, 14 May 2021 (UTC)