As I wrote at the phabricator task, I agree in principle. But the devil is in the details, of course, and as one of the couple of people who are de facto running Incubator right now, I need to be involved in all of this.

One of the things that this discussion has me thinking about, though, is whether Incubator should actually be effectively closed and locked, or whether there should be three tiers: projects, incubating projects, and then Incubator. Here's why I'm thinking along these lines (even if only as a transition step):

What I think makes a lot of sense is for the most active, close-to-ready tests to move into incubation subdomains, where they can start having access to Wikidata, get rid of prefixes, and so forth.  I'm not sure that means there isn't a place for Incubator as a place for projects to get started in the extreme early stages.


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