[Foundation-l] Proposal for new project

Ziko van Dijk zvandijk at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 21 14:21:09 UTC 2010

I wouldn't say that a "how-to" is necessarily NPOV, although there are
more ways to do something. But such a project can be realised already
within Wikibooks.
Kind regards

2010/10/21 Marcus Buck <me at marcusbuck.org>:
> An'n 20.10.2010 20:30, hett Leonardo Oña schreven:
>> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiFix
>> WikiFix is aimed at explaining *HOW TO* repair different ítems such as
>> telephones, microwaves, autos, tables, furnitures, walls, decorations,
>> wears, etc.
>> We should have in mind that each model of a product is specific when
>> repairing it since its failure is different, and that is why each page of
>> the site will deal with one trouble of a specific model and item.
>> Articles listed in the site will be grouped in categories such as:
>> Electrodomestics, Autos, Houses, Clothes and Shoes, Kitchen accesories, etc.
>> You can Add your signature to cooperate whith the proyect.
>> Best regards.
>> Leonardo Oña.
> I think your proposal is a good idea and that that wiki could develop
> into a very useful resource. However it does not fit into Wikimedia.
> Wikimedia is strictly about educational content and "neutral point of
> view" etc. and your how-to is just the opposite of neutral point of
> view. It collects the experience of people from their own point of view.
> Please don't get me wrong, I don't want to offend you, but I want to
> avoid any false hopes: there's no chance at all that your proposal will
> be adopted. No chance at all. Wikimedia has denied (or ignored) dozens
> or hundreds of project requests, many of which were really good ideas
> and which were then established elsewhere and have developed into
> flourishing wiki communities since.
> If you really want to develop that idea, I suggest that you have a look
> a Wikia: <http://www.wikia.com/Wikia>. It allows to create your own
> wiki. But you should also check whether the project WikiHow
> (<http://www.wikihow.com/Main-Page>) is close enough to your idea.
> Marcus Buck
> User:Slomox
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