Wikiproduct

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This is a proposal for a new Wikimedia sister project.
Wikiproduct
Status of the proposal
Statusstalled
ReasonInactive for 1 year. * Pppery * it has begun 18:46, 9 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Details of the proposal
Project descriptioninfoboxes and urls to exact products
Is it a multilingual wiki?Just one
Potential number of languagesOne, maybe more can be made later
Proposed taglineAll about any product ever
Proposed URLwikiproduct.org
Technical requirements
New features to requireConnecting free data from government database with products that were admitted to the market
Additional project settingsNamespace Barcode: namespace with Numbers in page for certain Amazon/eBay/Discogs/etc. Products


Wikiproduct is the website where you can consult all factual and critical information about any product. The tone of voice is encyclopedic and not persuasive to sell. Related advertising claims are reliably debunked, product recalls anywhere in the world are listed, all public information of the businesses involved in bringing the product to the market are listed. Basically anything that a consumer is interested in when considering buying a product or finding out more about it after purchasing. External links point to manuals and other related documents.

Proposed by[edit]

154.5.169.5 --Rrustema (talk) 12:36, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Alternative names[edit]

Related projects/proposals[edit]

There is a website under the name Amazon.com that has a similar function but also has it as a goal to sell you the product.

Domain names[edit]

wikiproduct.org

Mailing list links[edit]

Demos[edit]

A large part of the world wide web is currently infested with product pages. Because of the commercial interests the search engines are targetted using search engine optimalisation to lure more consumers to webshops selling the products. Meanwhile, it is difficult to find a reliable neutral search. Once you express interest in a certain product this is often stored in a cookie and it follows you around in that webshop and often also on other websites. Basically, it is a wild west situation and there a central registry of products (including the barcode) is missing. The commercial interests are too high.

People interested[edit]

Count me in, I proposed it on the Halfbakery unaware of this proposal.

--Rrustema (talk) 12:21, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]