On Dec 9, 2007 6:12 PM, Wikinews Markie <newsmarkie(a)googlemail.com> wrote:
the traffic doesn't unnecessarily have to be
offloaded onto wikizine, it can
be any server but i can see your point. however i also cannot see the
foundation allowing you to host an IRC server on any of their servers, so
why not just donate to wikizine or IRC@work or somebody??
The point of all this would be to create our own website that isn't
affiliated with WMF and is run on our own dime. This is similar to the
, but I'm having to think of many
additional uses for it, to try and make the sale.
as for the useability, yes i agree that CGI:IRC isnt
exactly the best but im
hoping to (try at least) to get the same kinda stuff set up to use the java
client here -> http://java.freenode.net
I wasn't aware that freenode had a java client, and since the WMF
makes regular donations to freenode anyway, I wouldn't be upset about
using it. Of course, this would only give us access to #wikibooks,
#wikijunior, and #cvn-wb-en, not #en.wikibooks. Most people probably
wouldn't want to see the raw feed anyway, so this could be an
Even if we ignore the IRC client issue, we still don't have email
aliasing, blogging, or any other features that we could imagine.
Really, what a lot of this is, is for us to imagine what more we want
and what more we could use.