Wikissentials

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This page is a proposal for a new Wikimedia Foundation Sister Project.
Status Stale (could be re-opened)
Reason Stale and never be a mature proposal.--GZWDer (talk) 06:49, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
What is the proposed name for the project? Wikissentials
Project description
What is the project purpose? What will be its scope? How would it benefit to be part of Wikimedia?
How many wikis?
Will there be many language versions or just on one multilingual wiki?
How many languages?
Is the project going to be in one language or in many?


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?
Development wiki
Interested participants

Wikipedia as it stands is a great source of in depth information about notable topics. But the project is missing allot of 'human knowledge' and other information. The essential information to life, especial in the modern age, or maybe just those things that aren't quite notable enough to be on Wikipedia. The point is "to collect and develop educational content", to provide all the perfectly valid information Wikipedia can't provide because it doesn't meet a one or two of the stricter guidelines.

Proposed by[edit]

·Add§hore· Talk/Cont

Alternative names[edit]

  • Essentialpedia - Suggesting essential content and day to day use.
  • Wikissentials - Suggesting essential content and day to day use.
  • Usefulpedia - A name expressing that the content of the site is all useful, although this may seem to suggest that other wikis content is not usefull..
  • Infowiki - From WikiGuide
  • DaytodayWiki - As the wiki would contain many answers to day to day questions and other trivial things.
  • WikiSense - Relating to common sense

Related projects/proposals[edit]

Previous Similar Proposals[edit]

Below is a list of old proposals that could fit under the umbrella of this proposed project.

  • WikiFix - OCT 2010 - This is essentially the same as WikiGuide but tried to limit the scope of the proposal even further.
  • Wikihelps - OCT 2010 - Wikihelps suggested a wiki focusing on helping people use Mediawiki and specific Wikis by having general help topics and how to guides.
  • WikiGuide - MAR 2010 - Again WikiGuide focused on the "not-so-encyclopedic" stuff. I imagine again this focusses on HOWTO guides.
  • Essentialpedia - OCT 2008 - Similar as the proposal would try to focus on more essential information that cannot be included on Wikipedia due to various guidelines.

Related Projects / Problems[edit]

Wikibooks/versity are for more structured, categorized and specialised materials
This project specifically says NO to "Howto" sections in articles.

Domain names[edit]

As per the proposed names above.

  • Essentialpedia.org
  • Wikissentials.org
  • Usefulpedia.org
  • Infowiki.org

Sites with similar information[edit]

People interested[edit]

  1. Proposer ·Add§hore· Talk/Cont 19:54, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
  2. Eduardofeld (talk) 00:39, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
  3. Wolfgang42 (talk) 01:49, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
  4. Doctree (talk) 02:27, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
  5. FrankyLeRoutier (talk) 03:43, 11 July 2013 (UTC)