Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals

This page is for proposing the creation of new WikiProjects. Before you make a proposal, please read the WikiProject Council guide. Sadly, most new WikiProjects go inactive soon after they start. If you're interested in finding editors with common interests, a more sustainable solution may be to join one of the two thousand existing projects and/or try to re-activate one of the many dormant WikiProjects.

If no existing WikiProject covers your interests, then you may propose a new project here. Proposals are intended to advertise your proposed project to people who might like to join, and to get suggestions from knowledgeable editors about improving your proposal. The key to a successful WikiProject is to start with numerous interested editors committed to collaborating on a topic.

Proposing a WikiProject[edit]

First, make sure your project doesn't already exist by using the search box below to locate existing WikiProjects and task forces.

You may also check the archives (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or Category:Archived WikiProject proposals) to see if your idea has been previously proposed. If the proposal appears to be new (or you wish to re-propose an idea previously proposed), follow the directions below to create and list the proposal. If the proposal gets the support of enough interested editors willing to help with the new project (generally 6-12 active editors), the proposal can be closed as successful. Strike its entry on the list below and follow the instructions for creating new projects. If you want to start a draft page while the proposal is still being discussed, please do so in your userspace. It can then be easily moved to project space if the proposal is successful.

Proposing a task force[edit]

Any existing WikiProject can create a task force whenever it chooses, so the normal place to propose a task force is at the parent WikiProject's talk page. Copying the proposal here is not required, but you can use this page to advertise a newly created task force, or to see whether a focused task force might draw in enough editors to make its creation worthwhile.

Creating a proposal[edit]

Creating a proposal (please read the relevant guides below first)
General guide · WikiProject guide · Task force guide · Technical notes
  • Type the name of the proposed project in the input box below (after "/Proposals/") and click "create page"
  • On the created page, replace "ProjectName" and "ProjectDescription" appropriately. Save the page to let the software process the template, then edit it again to read the new directions and improve your project description.
  • Add [[/ProjectName|ProjectName]] under the "Current proposals" section here

Current proposals[edit]

March 2020[edit]

January 2020[edit]

December 2019[edit]

August 2019[edit]

Closing proposals[edit]

Proposals are generally closed as successful if several active editors (aim for 6 to 12) are interested in starting and joining the project. For help with initial project setup, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Guide/WikiProject or post at the WikiProject Council talk page to request help. Proposals can be closed as unsuccessful after a month or two of stalled discussion. To close a proposal, follow the instructions at the template documentation and add the proposal link to the most recent archive page.

Archived proposals[edit]

See Category:Archived WikiProject proposals