Wikidirectory

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This page is a proposal for a new Wikimedia Foundation Sister Project.
Status Under discussion
What is the proposed name for the project? Wikidirectory
Project description
What is the project purpose? What will be its scope? How would it benefit to be part of Wikimedia?
An open web directory that anyone can edit.
How many wikis?
Will there be many language versions or just on one multilingual wiki?
Many
How many languages?
Is the project going to be in one language or in many?
Many
Proposed project website address https://www.wikidirectory.org
Proposed logo for the project Wikidirectory logo.png
Technical requirements
If the project requires any new features that the MediaWiki software currently doesn't have, please describe in detail. Are additional MediaWiki extensions needed for the project?
Nothing we don't already have
Development wiki https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Wikidirectory
Interested participants Bastenbas Archi38 Felipe Evachan39

Proposal[edit]

Wikidirectory is a directory of links organized by category. There is already a project on this subject outside Wikimedia, DMOZ, but it isn't an open wiki, links must be submitted and approved by a category curator. Furthermore, this project is easy to set up with current software.

Update: DMOZ is now closed since 17 March 2017. The former DMOZ crew has been developing another web directory Curlie.org. --George Ho (talk) 21:19, 24 June 2017 (UTC); edited, 21:54, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

Alternate proposal[edit]

This is mostly me thinking out loud but could this info essentially just be a smaller WikiProject at Wikidata rather than a full-fledged sister project? Ultimately, all we would be doing is storing a handful of links per topic and have an ontology for said links--it's not like a page on a wiki that will have a lot of content. Thoughts? —Justin (koavf)TCM 17:08, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Support[edit]

  1. Support support I support this idea. —Justin (koavf)TCM 03:50, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
  2. I will support if Koavf is cool with it. Varlaam (talk) 05:17, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
    I support Varlaam's support. —Justin (koavf)TCM 05:21, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
  3. Great idea. --Stranger195 (talkcontribs) 02:56, 27 February 2016 (UTC)
  4. Nice concept Archi38 (talk) 16:33, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
  5. Support With caveats, listed sites should ideally be drawn from those already cited in other projects. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 14:08, 6 June 2016 (UTC)
  6. Support support Very good idea. -- issimo 15 !? 20:09, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
  7. Support Support This wiki would be the natural extension of the "External links" section of Wikipedia, and many Wikipedia articles could contain, at the bottom of the "External links" section, a link to this wiki. --Felipe (talk) 13:05, 1 July 2016 (UTC)
  8. I'm in, I think it's wonderful, so I support. --Evachan39 (talk) 15:34, 5 November 2016 (UTC)
  9. Nice concept GrandCelinien (talk) 21:01, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
  10. Wonderful. I'll anticipate its opening if it happens. --George Ho (talk) 05:44, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
  11. -- Sloyment (talk) 03:48, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
  12. Support due to DMOZ closing and the fact that the Wikimedia community has had bad experiences with AOL before (remember the dynamic proxies?) KATMAKROFAN (talk) 22:44, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
  13. Support However we should really look at adopting DMOZ. They are looking for a new home. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 04:05, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
  14. Support adopting DMOZ, not particularly fussy about the name, but could use both for transition. · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 08:01, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
  15. Support Support I support this idea. --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 21:09, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
  16. Support Support Absolutely necessary --Neurorebel (talk) 03:30, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
  17. Support Support With the recent demise of the DMOZ/the Open Directory Project, this seems to be necessary. Felipe's reason also makes sense to me, though I additionally support Doc James' proposal to welcome the DMOZ community, should they want to move here. —DocWatson42 (talk) 09:55, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
  18. Support Support -Jayprakash12345 (talk) 20:06, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
  19. Support Support -- Robert Weemeyer (talk) 11:24, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Opposed[edit]

Oppose Oppose-Jayprakash12345 (talk) 08:19, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

Hello, Jayprakash12345. May you please explain why you oppose? Thanks. --George Ho (talk) 08:53, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
Dear George Ho Sir, Todays Most of the link provides by Search Engine. So Wikidirectory have not a bright future.-Jayprakash12345 (talk) 17:52, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
I don't know, Jay. If you believe in the future of search engines, have you read w:Web search engine, w:Google Search and w:Bing (search engine)? What about w:Web directory? Those articles can help you reconsider your argument. Also, to which search engine were you referring? Google or Bing or... which else? Wikimedia Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides free content in its all projects. The Foundation is neither Google nor Microsoft, both of which are for-profit companies. Nevertheless, it has its own search engine, which is, unfortunately, somewhat a mess, even with a dropdown-list system. Recently, cross-wiki results are added in Wikipedia languages sites, but some communities have unhappy editors who want the results disabled. As said before, the Foundation's search systems are messy and somewhat flawed. To help you further, you might want to read the Wikipedia articles w:en:Knowledge Engine (Wikimedia Foundation) and w:Arnnon Geshuri. Also, you may want to read Requests for comment/Vote of no confidence on Arnnon Geshuri. --George Ho (talk) 20:01, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
I take my oppose back-Jayprakash12345 (talk) 20:12, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

Abstain[edit]

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