Shutting down Wikinews is not the only strategic option. Wikinews is now hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. In the future it could be hosted by another organization. For example Wikia. Or maybe the current users start a Wikinews Association or Foundation and will start self hosting. Someone from the Wikimedia Foundation should weigh in with a marginal cost estimate of hosting Wikinews. It probably might be not much more than the cost of the domain registration. For the Wikimedia Foundation the financial cost saving would be not more than those domain registration fees. Currently there is no case the existence of Wikinews hurts the reputation of Wikimedia or Wikipedia in my opinion.
Regards, Ad Huikeshoven On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 9:17 PM Dan Garry (Deskana) <djgw...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Wed, 17 Apr 2019 at 15:41, Yaroslav Blanter <ymb...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Indeed, I am not a fan of Wikinews and I do not particularly see the > > project as in any way successful. However, if the project is shut down > > against the will of the community (I now mean the Wikinews community, or > > perhaps even specifically the English Wikinews community), I will ask > > myself whether Wikivoyage (I am active in the Russian Wikivoyage, where > we > > have a couple of dozen active users) could also be shut down one day > > against the will of the community, just because we are not successful > > competing with the brands like Lonely Planet, DK, or Michelin, for > example. > > > > I've not seen any proposals involving shutting down projects without > community involvement, so hopefully you shouldn't need to worry about this. > > Dan > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>