Requests for Comment/Endorsing TestWiki as an official project

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    Unlike projects like Miraheze Commons or Miraheze Developers Wiki, TestWiki is not an officially endorsed Miraheze project. I was quite surprised when I found out that TestWiki isn't an official project despite how often we direct people to it. As it is not an official, community-endorsed project, we don't publicly advertise it on the main page nor on the Help center as we do Commons and DevWiki, even though it is very commonly used and many Meta users/global rights holders also have a presence there. By endorsing TestWiki as an official project, not much would change apart from the community officially endorsing the wiki as an official project, as the community has in the past with Commons and DevWiki. It would also benefit from having a Dormancy Policy exception as an official, community endorsed project along with more advertising on Meta as our official test wiki. A vote on TestWiki about this topic was also opened which prompted this counterpart RfC. Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:01, 20 January 2023 (UTC)

    Proposal 1 (Endorsing TestWiki as an official Miraheze project)[edit | edit source]

    TestWiki is endorsed as an official Miraheze project. Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:01, 20 January 2023 (UTC)

    Support[edit | edit source]

    1. Symbol support vote.svg Support, as proposer. Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:01, 20 January 2023 (UTC)
    2. Symbol support vote.svg Support With how often users are pointed to Public Test Wiki, I'm surprised it's not officially endorsed already. Giving it free advertising and endorsement may also help reduce the amount of wiki requests for test wikis. Tali64³ (talk) 22:26, 20 January 2023 (UTC)
    3. Symbol support vote.svg Support Being here since the start of Miraheze and one of the co-founders of TestWiki, I too can say that I'm surprised that it apparently isn't an "official project". I think the fact that no one seems to believe it's not makes it clear that it should be. Arguably, this wouldn't even have needed an RfC. Reception123 (talk) (C) 14:10, 21 January 2023 (UTC)
      @Reception123: This change also coincides with removal of the custom domain (see RFC on test wiki for that). Naleksuh (talk) 17:19, 21 January 2023 (UTC)
    4. Symbol support vote.svg Support I had meant to respond to this earlier, as I was part of the original conversation on Discord that led to this RfC with Agent Isai, but I got held up and am addressing this now. Full support, I'm confused as to why this was never recognized as an official project of Miraheze before, given that the Consuls on it are system administrators and stewards (mainly). There is also an RfC (that can be found here) that is relating to a changing of the domain name and logo for TestWiki. Thanks - BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 18:19, 21 January 2023 (UTC)
    5. Symbol support vote.svg Support Per above. AlPaD (talk) 21:10, 21 January 2023 (UTC)
    6. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support We're including it in our templated responses to wiki requests, we should either officially add it to canon or remove it from those messages, and I don't see any reason to remove it from our responses. :) --NotAracham (talkcontribsglobal) 04:01, 22 January 2023 (UTC)
    7. Symbol support vote.svg Support and remove the custom domain, same reasons as others. Collei (talk) 03:40, 28 January 2023 (UTC)
    8. Symbol partial support vote.svg Weak support as it's already a de-facto or pseudo-official Miraheze community project wiki. That being said, I do disagree with part of Agent Isai's rationale, that official project wiki status was needed for an exemption (or exception) to Dormancy Policy. In fact, Dormancy Policy exemptions can be granted for many reasons. Usually that need stems from a relatively few number of editors editing a wiki infrequently, but there are other valid reasons as well. I would also note that of the other excepted wikis mentioned, only Miraheze Commons and Meta wikis are excepted. Miraheze Template Wiki, which was merged into Miraheze Developers Wiki, was always an exempted wiki. That being said, I don't see any reason to oppose this request based on the proposal. Dmehus (talk) 00:30, 30 January 2023 (UTC)
    9. Symbol support vote.svg Support I was of the opinion that this was already the case. I do not fully understand the relevance and implications of a project being official or not but this approach makes sense in my view. --DeeM28 (talk) 09:07, 30 January 2023 (UTC)

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    Oppose[edit | edit source]

    1. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose so long as this uses a custom domain I can not support this. If the custom domain were to be removed then yes, I could support this. Universal Omega (talk) 02:44, 28 January 2023 (UTC)
      User:Universal Omega I agree with this, but I think most supports were done with the idea that the custom domain would be removed. There's currently two proposals on Test wiki both to make it official and to remove the custom domain, both with support. Let's assume that it will be made official and the custom domain removed. The only person who has explicitly said they believe the project can be official with the custom domain is Reception123, and they are outvoted by everyone else. Naleksuh (talk) 03:23, 28 January 2023 (UTC)
      I will then be able to support if and when that goes into affect not before. It has to be in affect before I'm able to support this. Universal Omega (talk) 03:27, 28 January 2023 (UTC)
      As far as I know, all proposals will be closed at the same time. If anything that might be last since it's the only one without unanimous support. But, I will ask to see if anyone can close it now. Naleksuh (talk) 03:33, 28 January 2023 (UTC)
    2. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per above --小美粉粉 (T - C - S) 1004065811 bytes of data NOTE: Do not {{ping}} me! 04:22, 2 February 2023 (UTC)
    3. Many supports, including mine, were made on the condition of the custom domain being removed, but unfortunately it looks like that proposal is going to fail. Therefore, making the project official may be considered unsuccessful. I cannot picture how an official Miraheze project not only would not be hosted on the domain, but a domain not even controlled by Miraheze. Naleksuh (talk) 05:12, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

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