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Welcome to the Proposals reading room. On this page, Wikibookians are free to talk about suggestions for improving Wikibooks.

Special section to allow some degrees of fiction and literatureEdit

I propose allowing collective fictional story/literature books under a special section that do not pursuade a strong bias of opinion. Comrade-yutyo (discusscontribs) 14:15, 20 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How would that meet our goal of being an educational resource? —Justin (koavf)TCM 22:42, 8 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree. I can't see how it would help. I think there's already a wiki for user-made fiction, but it aint a wikimedia wiki. And I forgot the name of it too. L10nM4st3r / ROAR at me! 20:48, 16 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
A collaborative basal reader alongside the existing non-fiction Wikijunior project might be feasible if editors in the fiction section agree to write in the sort of simplified English seen on Simple English Wikipedia. Otherwise, we could leave the job to StoryWeaver by Pratham Books. Damian Yerrick (discusscontribs) 18:54, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
My 2 cents : According to Wikibooks , your proposal is not in scope of Wikibooks projects
As a general rule, only instructional books are suitable for inclusion. Non-fictional books (as well as fictional ones) that aren't instructional aren't allowed on Wikibooks. Commented by Encik Tekateki (discusscontribs) 07:04, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Adding books AI Art Generation Handbook to Wikibooks Stacks/Shelf:Visual artsEdit

Hi , just thought out to propose this idea and see if anyone is have the authority to move my newly created books AI Art Generation Handbook into Shelf:Visual arts ?
I notice the category is uncategroized after noticing the books footer recently.
MrAlanKoh (discusscontribs) 06:20, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Or my 2nd thought, how about Shelf:Computer art ? Thank you.
@JackPotte: , could you help to move it to appropriate shelf Shelf:Visual arts or Shelf:Computer art  ? Encik Tekateki (discusscontribs) 10:40, 27 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@MrAlanKoh, Encik Tekateki: I've done it. In the future, if you want to do this again, just add {{shelves|Visual art|Computer art}} to the bottom of the page. L10nM4st3r / ROAR at me! 11:16, 27 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cookbook style guideEdit

Hello! I am proposing some modifications to the Cookbook recipe style guide/recipe template. Feedback is welcome at that talk page. Thanks! —Kittycataclysm (discusscontribs) 13:24, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is it possible to introduce a page break in this template after the title page and before the TOC? Or at least to make it optional? Thanks in advance, -🇺🇦Слава🇺🇦Україні🇺🇦Героям🇺🇦Слава🇺🇦(talk)🇺🇦 13:40, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done (On Commons). JackPotte (discusscontribs) 20:10, 27 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@JackPotte:, I’m a bit confused about how to implement this in a book. Let’s pick Salute, Jonathan!/Printable version as an example. -Slava Ukrajini Heroyam Slava (discusscontribs) 13:23, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Slava Ukrajini Heroyam Slava: This time I've tested it successfully (from Print.css, because it's not circumscribed to this template).
NB: if the servers cache is not refreshed, add "&debug=true" at the end of the URL:,_Jonathan!/Printable_version&printable=yes&debug=true. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 14:30, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@JackPotte:, thank you very much! -Slava Ukrajini Heroyam Slava (discusscontribs) 18:09, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is a proposal in meta that will also improve printable versions. I think that here is a good place to inform interested users. -Slava Ukrajini Heroyam Slava (discusscontribs) 19:13, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Randomize featured shelves shown on the main pageEdit

I think it'd be a good idea to randomize the featured shelves displayed on the main page, similarly to how it's done for the featured books. It'd be a nice change from the three pre-chosen shelves that stay on the main page.

also i'm pretty sure I've made this proposal before but I can't find it in my contribution history, so I'm going to assume it's some sort of false memory

Money-lover-12345 (discusscontribs) 05:02, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. I think this is a good idea. L10nM4st3r / ROAR at me! 22:27, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2.   Support -Slava Ukrajini Heroyam Slava (discusscontribs) 10:22, 11 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3.   Support Why not? Garfieldcat1978 (discusscontribs) 22:46, 18 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4.   Support If the main page changes regularly, we may have a better Web indexing. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 12:57, 19 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5.   Support I have no objections and see no issues. —Kittycataclysm (discusscontribs) 00:17, 20 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6.   Support This would make Wikibooks seem like it's updated regularly at a first glance. --SHB2000 (discusscontribs) 20:28, 20 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7.   Support This should include books that haven't been edited for years and books that needed more content than others. --TextbooksWorld8 (discusscontribs) 02:50, 13 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]



A cats shelfEdit

Cats are very popular pets, and it's very surprising that shelf:cats didn't exist until today. Garfieldcat1978 (discusscontribs) 00:03, 20 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It wouldn't exist since not enough books were about cats. L10nM4st3r / ROAR at me! 08:09, 20 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Relation with PhabricatorEdit

Hello every one. Today, as an administrator of two Wikibooks, I'm unable to tell you now how many tickets about Wikibooks have been opened, if there are some doubles, or if some of them need a community input to be treated. That's why I've just asked for a Wikibooks project creation on Phabricator, to handle them more efficiently.

Please don't hesitate to complete my request if you see anything else: JackPotte (discusscontribs) 15:33, 26 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Basic English wikibookEdit

Hi everyone! I am an editor of Vietnamese Wikibooks, and I have created the "Basic English" wikibook. Can you help me review the content and audio, is it correct and clear? Đức Anh (discusscontribs) 13:42, 28 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]