Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 07:53:02 -0500
From: mhershberger(a)wikimedia.org (Mark A. Hershberger)
Subject: Re: [Wikitech-l] SOPA commercial social networks
Mike Dupont <jamesmikedupont(a)googlemail.com> writes:
It would be nice to have these social tools as
opt in tools for
wikipedia in general.
Unless I'm mistaken, Admins on-wiki could do this without consulting the
WMF by installing a gadget which people could then opt-in to use.
As far as built-in functionality, the first thing to do is to get an
extension that provides this reviewed.
does not show anything that
would provide this.
I disagree. First step would be to convince Wikipedia et al that
social networking buttons are a good idea.
Social networking button type extensions are very simple (Its a linked
image, that's it) and thus trivial to create. The issue has always
been that whenever asked, the Wikipedians say no (and its not like
they once said no 7 years ago, the topic seems to come up at a quite