I'm a techie -- and I'm a candidate for public office, again.
How should we leverage wiki news and the news of wiki based platforms
for candidates and campaigns?
This is sorta an open-ended question for now as I'm not exactly sure
of the common ground, yet.
And, I don't know of the ideal solution, yet.
My inner hope is that modern platform building exercises embrace the
wiki framework. But, there might need to be more infrastructure in
place to make this snowball (pick up momentum).
My not-quite-ready for prime time wiki is at:
Mark Rauterkus Mark(a)Rauterkus.com
Why is it so difficult to locate developing policy on Wikinews? Should
there be a page, similar to Wikipedia, such as [[Wikinews:Policies and
guidelines]] which contains links to most of the current policy,
including the policy-making areas? The water cooler, as it is currently
laid out, is nearly useless for contributors not familiar with the
ongoing discussions (and patient enough to wade through the 85+ sections).
I have registered the IRC channel #enrc.wikinews, and am asking the
developers to put an RC bot in it similar to the one being used by
de.wikinews.org. This will allow people to use IRC to monitor the latest
changes on en.wikinews as they are committed.
Currently the main page is extremely long, and poorly maintained due to
its size. Breaking it up into several smaller templates (or templates of
templates), and maintaining only a very small footprint for sections,
seems to be the only way to lose the cobweb look. The developing stories
section... frankly I don't see articles there receiving much attention
with the current page traffic. Is this the best place/method to gain
participation? Should the main page get a make-over?
I'll stop here and see the response...
Scríobh David Speakman:
> This group:
> Seems to be hijacking wikinews. I posted a concern in the watercooler on
> this topic. Also I have nominated a few of their non-English posts for
I've noticed this too, and posted in the water cooler. Basically, I feel
that their intentions are honourable, but Wikinews is not the place for such
things, unless of course they've gotten permission from higher-up. There
are also a few established Wikicontributors in there, like IlyaHaykinson - I
don't know if they've just jumped in because they feel it's a good idea, or
Basically though, I agree, they're actions are "hijacking", and their
project would probably be better served elsewhere.
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