Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Nokia

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To improve the number of articles about Nokia. jcc (tea and biscuits) 19:21, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

List of important pages and categories for this proposed group
List of WikiProjects currently on the talk pages of those articles
Please invite these and any other similar groups to join the discussion about this proposal. See Wikipedia:WikiProject_Council/Directory to find similar WikiProjects.
Why do you want to start a new group, instead of joining one of these existing groups?
There is no WikiProject focused on Nokia!


Also, specify whether or not you would join the project.

  1. jcc (tea and biscuits) 19:21, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
  2. I will not join as a member right away, but may occasionally try to help. XOttawahitech (talk) 19:27, 10 August 2013 (UTC)


It's an interesting company but not a lively area of discussion. Some of the other mobile phone makers are bigger, but none has a Project that I see at a quick glance. The broader Wikipedia:WikiProject Cellular devices, which would handle Nokia and all the rest, seems to be inactive due to lack of interest. If the broader project had enough activity to warrant child projects or task forces, then yes. As is, the proposed purview seems too narrow. Jim.henderson (talk) 10:14, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

  • @tea and biscuits, Jim.henderson: I would love to see more wikiprojects that deal with particular large companies, such as Nokia. On the flip side you must be prepared to fight the hordes of the deletionists here. I participated occasionally in another WikiProject, and tried, very unsuccessfully, to fight its deletion. See here for more:
Wikipedia:Miscellany_for_deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Nortel (and the associated talk page). XOttawahitech (talk) 19:24, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
Too bad about Nortel; I spent decades studying and repairing their products. However, Wikiprojects are not made because the subject, be it animal, vegetable or corporation, is virtuous, powerful or important. They are made to coordinate many editors making complex changes in a large number of related articles. Deletionsts win when the subject doesn't have those things. Nortel and Nokia may deserve all the above but, far as I can see, don't have any of them or prospect of getting them, hence have no need. Jim.henderson (talk) 23:52, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Do we still need this? Couldn't we just make a taskforce for WP:Microsoft, as Microsoft has bought Nokia's cell business? -- (talk) 03:37, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
As a member of WP Microsoft, I can say that it's quite inactive, and so in this case while a task force would logistically be better, since as you say, Microsoft has bought Nokia devices division (weep...), it wouldn't be better in terms of members and members are what make a WikiProject. jcc (tea and biscuits) 18:20, 5 September 2013 (UTC)