Our [[ https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Phabricator/Creating_and_renaming_projects#New_projects | process to create new projects ]] should be simpler, according to at least @Jdlrobson, @Gwicke, and probably others that have taken shortcuts knowingly or not.
The reasons behind the current workflow are basically:
* While creating projects is easy, confusing users with overlapping, poorly worded, undescribed, etc, projects is very easy as well. It is good to have basic quality requirements and a general overview of the existing projects.
* Cleaning up the mess created by problematic projects is not easy, and usually it's ungrateful work done not by the ones who created the problematic projects.
* Phabricator doesn't have a way to watch new projects being created.
* Anybody in #Project-Creators can create any type of projects without prior discussion **except tags** (tags are usually not urgent, and they are the potentially contentious).
* New projects must be announced as comments in a task specially created (Sprint and Release projects are exempt).
* Quality criteria remain the same (naming, description, etc).
* If a project is missing quality requirements, a task can be created assigned to the creator of the project, describing what is missing.
* If a project is found problematic, it can be archived until its situation is clarified.
* If a project creator perseveres creating problematic projects, their #Project-Creators membership may be revoked.
This is nothing else than the wiki principles applied to Phabricator project creation.