As I wrote [[ https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:T0ocjyj7ttnmd461 | here ]] 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 explaining why they wanted to have a domain name, Twitter wouldn't have been so successful had hash tags required approval by an admin. [[ https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Phabricator/Creating_and_renaming_projects | The policy page ]] lacks reasoning behind why we have a policy in place at all.
In particular as I wrote [[ https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:T0ocpmlgn092l883 | here ]] I'm a little confused why we apply the project creation policy to tags. Most systems allow you to input any arbitrary tags you want e.g. Flickr, Twitter - this is why tags are useful.
I would boldy suggest we abandon these policies asap.
* Get out of the way of people using Phabricator so they can get things done using processes that make sense to the teams they work in
* Allow users to self-organise and deal with tag/project clashes rather than try and preemptively avoid these problems
* Lower the barrier of entry for newcomers who want to track their own Wikimedia projects so and add greater visibility to their work
* Does not restrict these powers to a small group of admins on Phabricator