As I have been talking to third-party MW users quite a lot recently, I
notice that one of the major issues they are facing is the lack of
visibility on MW.org
. I have seen some previous work like that has been
reverted because WMF does not want to endorse any external parties on mw.org
However, at the same time I see some pages featuring such users such as
. So my question here
is how much is acceptable?
I think it would be helpful for both the third-party community and for MW
itself to give third-party users more visibility. It will help third-party
users know about each other and support each other, get more involved with
the community and possibly attract more business. At the same time having
some success stories visible is likely to attract more MediaWiki users,
while a thriving and engaged third-party community is likely to bring more
innovation to the software itself.
I have been working on some lists of wiki farms, consultants, developers,
hosting companies and interesting installations for my internship, which
you can see here. However, I am wondering if I could give the lists a
little more visibility with a disclaimer on top that WMF does not in any
way endorse the listed companies and guarantee for the quality of their
service. Also, I think updating and revitalizing the
page is a good idea.
Another way to give some users visibility is having featured projects of
the month or something like that, which would require someone's consistent
How much do you think is acceptable?