Planned closing of Wikimedia Strategy
I suggest having a planned closing of this wiki in 2015 since this wiki is as Mono said, gathering dust. Check the "recent" changes. The plan would be finished, so this wiki would be useless.
I would suggest wrapping it up a lot sooner than that. The 2010–2015 planning exercise is finished, and the next round of planning will need to begin well before the end of the plan period. The Main Page gives the distinct impression that this planning is done, and there are no links to current proposals, research, or "next steps."
To the extent that some current activity may be percolating here, it is a backwater that is totally not visible to the community at large. As mentioned elsewhere, it may be better to host meta-level activities at Meta to reduce wiki sprawl and give consideration of movement-wide issues greater visibility.
- PS: I only came here to look up an old discussion and, because this wiki is essentially inactive, I am not likely to notice any responses here. I can be reached at my "home wiki", Wikiquote.
- PPS: I loathe and detest the "Liquid Threads" platform, which has once again completely hung my browser – another reason I do not ordinarily visit here.
Actually, my bet is that there will be another type of strategic planning process, and a good deal of the data here would be quite useful for that.
By all means do keep the data and the discussion history. It is and will continue to be a valuable resource.
But it has much less value as a venue for ongoing activity. Recall that this wiki was created for the express purpose of garnering broad community participation. It succeeded very well at that. Now that the plan is in place, it has become a backwater that no longer serves that purpose.
- PS: Having logged into a Liquid Threads enabled site I will be rebooting my computer again, so 'bye for now.
When I say closing wiki, I never say to delete all content.
Is the reason for closing Strategy is because its not being utilized? I'm wondering what benefit we get from closing Strategy? I believe that Strategy could be used at some future point, and we could re-open it. Just wondering what the reasoning is here. Thanks. - Hydroxonium (T•C• ) 19:18, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
If there's a plan for another strategic planning process we may as well keep it around. But if that's not going to be until 2015, we should really wrap it up sooner.
I have a proposal for strategic planing:
I am registered at 309 Wikies. I tryed to write an article in dewikie. I wanted to write this article for all languages in all enciclopedia. The first thing a recogniced was, that a steward request username change was not able to rename my login at all 309 Wikies. 146 Wikies were not renamed by the administration. In addition I now am far away from the possibility to write an article in all languages at the same time, e.g. through automatic translators.