Hi everyone,

So quite some time has passed since Wikipedia’s 10th anniversary, and now that things are starting to wind down, it’s time to consider what we want to do with ten.wikipedia.org (AKA tenwiki, if you use interwiki links). We’re in no rush to act, and I know there are a few celebrations yet to happen, but I thought it was good to start thinking about this now that we’re well past the rush of January 15th.

From the start, one of the reasons I was comfortable starting “yet another wiki” was that I figured that after the anniversary was over there would be no need to leave it up indefinitely, requiring upkeep from the community and staff. 

There are lots ideas that have been mentioned casually. For example: at the last community IRC meeting there was a suggestion for it to be merged with Meta.[1] In general I’m agnostic on the matter, though I do a have a couple general goals...

With that frame of mind, I’ve opened a discussion at the tenwiki Village Pump with some of the various options I’ve heard or thought of.[2] Please add your ideas there, especially if you’ve been a part of the crew of editors who’ve worked to maintain the site over the past several months. 

If you haven’t heard me say it before: thank you for helping the site grow so quickly in those past months while staying free of vandalism/spam. The whole idea would have been a disaster if it wasn't for your hard work.[3]

(On a related note: Jay Walsh and I have been working on some reports to wrap up the Foundation's major work on the 10th anniversary, one of which is the start of a page about running any global, distributed event in the Wikimedia movement. Jay is currently consumed by another deadline, but we're hoping to publish that work soon.)


Steven Walling
Fellow at Wikimedia Foundation

1. http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_meetings/2011-02-05
2. http://ten.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump#Ideas_for_what_to_do_with_tenwiki_in_the_future
3. http://ten.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Statistics