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This is a proposal for a new Wikimedia sister project.
A wikimedia logo with a question mark
Status of the proposal
Statusprocedurally closed
Reasontoo similar to WikiAsk (recreated)
Details of the proposal
Project descriptionA Wiki project where to include all the "why" questions and answers to these questions
Is it a multilingual wiki?There will be one multilingual wiki
Potential number of languagesMany languages to allow access to answers to everybody
Proposed taglineThe Wikipedia of Why questions
Technical requirements
New features to requireNo technical extensions need
Development wikiNo
Interested participants
Agnese93, Hérisson grognon, whycantusernamesbe21

Overview I'd like to propose a new wiki project to answer to all the questions that people have about a "why" in different categories, like science, life, functioning of mechanisms or reasons why things are as they are.

Proposed by[edit]

Agnese93 - real name Agnese Peretto from Italy

Alternative names[edit]

Wikianswer, Wikiquestions

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People interested[edit]

  1. Agnese93
  2. not a user:慎言慎行老法师寫維基?寫個屁! 11:36, 3 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3.  Support Support - Hérisson grognon 12:01, 14 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4.  Support Support - Whycantusernamesbe21


Strong support Strong support I ask to everyone to vote this idea to help people answer every question. --Agnese93 (talk) 12:54, 19 June 2020 (UTC)Agnese93Reply[reply]

  • Neutral until I see a better description of what this is. --Guy Macon (talk) 00:14, 25 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment CommentI think wikiqwer can be an alternative name, besides, is multilingual a good choice? I think it is a better choice to have one site for each languege.not a user:慎言慎行老法师寫維基?寫個屁! 11:34, 3 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment Comment I had an idea for a similar project [[1]] its a guidebook project Arep Ticous 15:01, 20 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support Interesting proposal. I think a crucial point is how answers will be "chosen" (by consensus, as in other wikis?) and how to guarantee a neutral point of view. --Daniele Pugliesi (talk) 18:58, 26 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment Comment I'm not clear. Would this essentially function like sites such as Yahoo Answers? SecretName101 (talk) 23:30, 1 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose This is a special case of WikiAsk (recreated). It would be better to join forces. — Robert Važan (talk) 00:24, 2 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]