On 06/30/2011 07:35 PM, David Gerard wrote:
Further to your idea: people developing little
specialist wikis along
these lines, and said wikis being mergeable. This makes such wikis
easier to start, without having to start yet another wiki-based
general encyclopedia that directly competes with Wikipedia. Disruptive
innovation starts in niches, not in a position where it'll just end up
a bug on Wikipedia's windscreen.
Some things I believe could be easily programmed:
* Ability to surf through multiple wikis. For example, you could be
reading article on a specialist wiki such as
; upon clicking the
link Gilgamesh, you would be taken to
; when you further browse
Wikipedia and click on Star Trek you would go not to Wikipedia's article
but back to http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Star_Trek
** This could be more easily applied to multilingual wikis. For example,
you could select which languages you know; and when you click on a link,
you would be taken not to the current language but to the best article
available in any of your languages.
* Ability to view diffs between two articles on two wikis. I believe
this would be very easy to do.
* Ability to edit from diff (when you view a diff, you could select
which differences do you want to insert into the article, and which
differences do you want to discard). This could be very useful even
within a single wiki.