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This is a proposal for a new Wikimedia sister project.
Wiki Wisdom
The logo for the project, if you already have one
Status of the proposal
Reasonno support. Pecopteris (talk) 05:09, 20 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Details of the proposal
Project descriptionCapture common and uncommon bits of wisdom, then present them in an age appropriate format for consideration by the reader.
Is it a multilingual wiki?Will there be many language versions or just on one multilingual wiki?
Potential number of languagesIs the project going to be in one language or in many?
Proposed taglineGood ideas for better living
Proposed URLThe (proposed) website for the project
Technical requirements
New features to requireA template for new wisdom entries should be developed.
Development wikino
Interested participants
List of project participants


WikiPedia relies upon verifiable sources, but that seems to leave out much of common and uncommon wisdom people learn and carry through their lives. There is a lack of timeless wisdom (versus facts) being taught to those who spend time on the Internet. This proposed web site will provide age appropriate wisdom for readers. Readers will self-report their age so that they can filter out topics as they choose. Wisdom can be categorized and flagged for cultural roots so that readers can understand the source of the wisdom being presented and pursue similar threads of memes across cultures. Each meme of wisdom would be expected to provide information in the standard template, to include: title, summary, argument, examples, counter argument, counter examples, related links, flags (cultural source), references, age appropriateness. The idea is that a person of a particular age may be interested in learning new lessons. For example, "Honesty is the best policy" is learned at an early age, with exceptions, appropriate timing, and types of dishonesty learned later as the learner grows with age and wisdom. Wikipedia is not attempting to capture this type information.

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Stephen Hengen

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