Popular culture promotes this view and it is this cynicism about others that makes it seem realistic. The more we believe people will try to manipulate us to get their needs met, the more we engage in the same behavior to protect ourselves. This cycle of manipulation ends up creating a reality that is contrary to our deepest yearnings and needs.
It was, certainly, a good intention a project whose target audience are "people with different needs, such as students, children, adults with learning difficulties, and people who are trying to learn English".
More than 10 years on, there is no proof that the project is reaching its target audience; on the contrary, it is doubtful it is used by anyone - it's a curio visited by its small group of volunteers and occasionally some random person stumbles upon it, looks around bewildered, and heads back to the much more comprehensive English Wikipedia.
I have been teaching students at university in English in South Korea, and not once have I found a student or a single regular person in Korea or Poland, outside Wikipedia volunteers who knows of this project. SEW does not show up in Google or other search engines, and remains a curiosity, known to some people in the Wikipedia movement - but, again, not to its intended audience.
Now, closure doesn't mean the end of the idea of helping special audiences.
We can do it better - in the place which is known to those audiences, i. The best solution would be to integrate it into English Wikipedia through a new tab or prominent button. So instead of the intuitive 'object, don't close my beloved project', please consider a conditional support 'close if En Wiki gets a new feature to showcase SE content'.
INHO this would be the ideal outcome, and then this closure proposal, while put on hold, could be brought to WMF and En Wiki community to discuss how to implement such a feature. How do you know almost nobody is using this project? But they are not. SEW school projects list on average one educational project a year: En wiki gets dozens if not hundreds of such projects every year  is obsolete, but see  for a newer version - note how many of those projects are from ESLs through not all target En wiki.
Instructors who want to use Wikipedia in education will do so on normal Wikipedia, not on the obscure and unknown SEW. One Laptop per Child is a nice imitative, but I have not been able to find any studies or data suggesting its use of SEW is significant.
If SEW was really useful, it would be more popular. While as a scholar myself I appreciate new data sets, I don't think a project whose only effective use is allowing few scholar to publish some obscure research is what we should be supporting. What do we lose by allowing SEW to exist?
There are few dozens if not hundreds volunteers involved in this project, creating content of very little, if any, impact. Their work should would be much more beneficial to the entire world, including the SEW target audiences of ESLs and others, who - again - generally are not aware of SEW existence, and use En Wiki anyway if it was incorporated with en Wiki.
Some of those volunteers are clearly confused; just a few days ago I copied content from SEW about en: Lee Sang-Bongan article that should've been created on en wiki, and that does not seem particularly 'simply written' to me.
Those donations are a limited resource, and even if this project effectively costs [insert random small sum here], this money could be spend on something that is actually useful to a wider group ex.
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