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This is a proposal for a new Wikimedia sister project.
Status of the proposal
Technical requirements

I, Gray Porpoise, would like to propose a project known as Wikisearch.

  • URL:, etc.
  • Type of project: free search engine
  • Possible features:
    • ability to add websites and modify descriptions
    • revelant links to related Wikimedia pages
    • page for suggestions for new software features
    • index of sites
  • Problems:
    • easy to use for self-promotion
    • issues with website owners who do not want their pages listed
    • will not be able to even come close to competing with existing search engines without many dedicated conributors and a long period of time

Proposed by[edit]

Alternative names[edit]

  • WikiSearch

Related projects/proposals[edit]

  • Wikia Search experiment, now closed.

Domain names[edit]


Mailing list links[edit]

  • None


People interested[edit]

  1. Emijrp
  2. Or12
  3. Aleχ 04:45, 28 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. User:Neurorebel We can also vote here Wikiengine

I agree! A wiki database for navigating the Internet, uncorrupted by profit seeking corporations is sorely needed!! Is it not the aim of Wikimedia to provide free and equal access for all to information and knowledge? This seems like a perfect project, for wikimedia. The software and development would obviously require much development and discussion but I would think that it should resemble more of a self-organising database than a crawling search engine such as google. (Comment by

People opposed[edit]

  1.  Oppose Oppose - Hérisson grognon 13:16, 14 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]