Topic on Talk:Phabricator/Creating and renaming projects

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Jdlrobson (talkcontribs)

Projects are cheap on Phabricator.

I'm a bit puzzled why we have so many restrictions in place around creating new projects. The world wide web wouldn't have been the success it was if people had to go through a request form to have a domain name, Twitter wouldn't have been so successful had hash tags required approval by an admin. This page lacks reasoning behind why we have a policy in place at all.

What are we worried about? Can we clarify?

20after4 (talkcontribs)

I completely agree. It baffles me that we have such heavy-weight process around projects.

MZMcBride (talkcontribs)

How do you register a domain name without a request form?

20after4 (talkcontribs)

While it might involve the use of a form, the important distinction is that a domain name registration is automatically fulfilled and not generally scrutinized by your peers prior to being approved.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Sure, you can create any domain name you want. Then phishing comes to place with domain names too similar to existing ones. Same with twitter hashtags when there are several similar hashtags for the same concept. Which one to use? If you use only one, searches for that tag won't give you results for the other.

At least one person that is aware of the entire cloud of projects/tags should approve, checking first if there's not an existing project with the same purpose and it follows the naming conventions.

MarcoAurelio (talkcontribs)

I think we need a more strict policy to be sincere. Projects are instruments to help people find and categorize things. To make things easier. That should work both ways: they should work for the team handling the stuff there, but also for external users who wish to find things. Actually I feel this is turning a bit into a mess. Regards.

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