Template talk:WikiProject status/Inactive

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TfD[edit]

Discussion archived here from WP:TfD.

Meta-inactive. -- Beland 12:47, 27 Dec 2004 (UTC)

  • Delete -- Netoholic @ 14:56, 2004 Dec 27 (UTC)
  • It may be inactive, but we probably need a message like this for dead Wikiprojects. Keep. Noel (talk) 20:41, 7 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Keep, I see a use for this. Alphax (t) (c) (e) 03:52, Jan 9, 2005 (UTC)

Cut the advertisement to non-members[edit]

Currently, the template contains the words "If you are not currently a member of the project, please consider joining it to help." This makes no sense to me. At Wikipedia, there are tons of things that need volunteers. Why would we direct the precious resource of people's time and dedication to an inactive wikiproject, of all things? There is no need to keep wikiprojects alive artificially; they come and go in a natural cycle. Wikiprojects are only a means to an end; if people abandon one of them, then it's well possible they did so for a reason; maybe it has served its purpose and is no longer needed, or the idea wasn't as good as it first seemed. I will therefore be bold and remove this sentence. — Sebastian 22:47, 18 March 2016 (UTC)