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Welcome to the General reading room. On this page, Wikibookians are free to talk about the Wikibooks project in general. For proposals for improving Wikibooks, see the Proposals reading room.

You may now become 'Wikibooks — A Wikipedia project'Edit

According to this discussion at Meta, Wikimedia Foundation is considering rebranding. This means for you, that rather than Wikibooks being a Wikimedia project, it would become a Wikipedia project.

The proposed changes also include

  • Providing clearer connections to the sister projects from Wikipedia to drive increased awareness, usage and contributions to all movement projects.

While raising such awareness in my opinion is a good thing, do you think classifying you as a 'Wikipedia' project would cause confusion? Do you think newcomers would have a high risk of erroneously applying some of Wikipedia principles and policies here which do not apply? If so, what confusion? Could you please detail this. I have raised a query about that HERE in general, but I am looking for specific feedback.

Please translate this message to other languages. --Gryllida 23:00, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

There is a proposal at meta to have brainstorming for different names. The names proposed so far are 'wikipedia', 'wikiworld', 'wikimania', 'wikiweb' to finish with 'a XYZ project' where XYZ is the name. Please share your proposals either here or there, at your convenience. Gryllida 00:44, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

How long does it take for a new edit to be publishedEdit

This edit I made a month ago is still in the reviewing stage. How can it be removed from this status? Is this an administrator/patroller task? Thanks. SelfieCity (discusscontribs) 14:14, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

@SelfieCity: Actually, in our main books collection, edits are immediately visible to everyone, so in the most evident sense they're 'published' immediately. We use the revision-review facility mainly to keep track of as-of-when an authorized reviewer has certified the page is vandalism-free, with occasional overtones of otherwise-validity, which helps us because when checking a page for damage we can usually disregard anything before the most recent reviewed revision.

A user account is auto-promoted to reviewer —the user privilege to certify a page revision as vandalism-free— when the account meets certain threshold criteria, intended to assure that users are acclimated to the project-specific culture of Wikibooks before they're set loose to make review judgements; the criteria are listed at Wikibooks:Reviewers.

Btw, there are some books on the project where edits aren't visible to all until they've been sighted (certified) by a reviewer; this is true especially of all the books on Wikijunior, where we figure vandalism shouldn't be immediately visible to kids. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 15:38, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Read-only mode for up to 30 minutes on 11 AprilEdit

10:56, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Wikimedia Foundation Medium-Term Plan feedback requestEdit

Please help translate to your language

The Wikimedia Foundation has published a Medium-Term Plan proposal covering the next 3–5 years. We want your feedback! Please leave all comments and questions, in any language, on the talk page, by April 20. Thank you! Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 17:35, 12 April 2019 (UTC)