[Foundation-l] Rethinking brands

Kelly Martin kelly.lynn.martin at gmail.com
Tue May 8 14:46:09 UTC 2007

On 5/8/07, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 08/05/07, Andre Engels <andreengels at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The rational one is that many projects feel that they are an
> > independent project with its own goals and functions, and not an
> > auxiliary project to Wikipedia. Which they would look like under your
> > proposal.
> And, more importantly, get treated like one by others.
> I suggest instead pumping up the Wikimedia name. Wikimedia Commons is
> a project with a lot of instantly-useful value for readers - all it
> needs for fame is search and tagging that doesn't suck, so the casual
> user can find anything!

Indeed, the proper response to the lower profile of the other projects
is to advertise them more heavily, not to submerge them further.

The Wikimedia Commons is not "a Wikipedia-brand image repository";
don't turn it into one.


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