On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 12:47 PM, Erik Moeller <erik(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
- Show random articles. Not particularly creative,
but should also be
fairly easy to do using some scripting. Would be nice to show stuff
from projects beyond WP.
Interesting idea. Would be a little weird for places like WV, WS, and
WB where any random "article" is probably a subpage in the middle of a
book/course. Still, it would be a good way to showcase content from
around the various projects.
- Show traffic data. What would be interesting
displays here? Can we
show bandwidth usage in real-time?
I can't remember the name of the website (anybody have a link), but
somebody used google maps to show where edits were being made from to
en.wp. It was a cool display, and really gave you a good idea of who
was editing wikipedia, where they were editing from, and what kinds of
subjects got edited the most. I vote for this, if you can get it
working reasonably well.
- Show images as they are being uploaded. Do we have
that already? If not, how hard would it be to implement?
Every couple minutes, an image of hardcore pornography would flash on
the screen, followed by a flurry of block/delete entries on the IRC
monitor. Good for a light-hearted laugh, bad for business.