[Foundation-l] The Ideal Wiki Software (aka MediaWiki 2.0) - Ideas Update

Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 03:18:36 UTC 2007

A good and storied page.  It's nice to see old meta pages becoming useful 
over time... I agree that most of the useful pages on meta could use 
rewriting as an article, into the most coherent presentation [of what many 
people have contributed to a set of related essays, thoughts, and 


On Tue, 10 Apr 2007, Virgil Ierubino wrote:

> Since creating the page on Meta a long while ago now, and alerting some
> mailing lists of it, this page:
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_Ideal has now become rather
> populated by ideas.
> The page asks the question "What would MediaWiki be like if it generated
> maximum wiki success?" (i.e. made the most users make the best
> contributions?).
> I have tried to structure the page, but it could really do with some
> cleanup. I see it as an article, as I think it would be most useful for the
> content to be edited and reworked into a readable body of coherent ideas.
> If we could tidy the page before the meetings discussed by Erik Moeller in
> his recent mailing list post, perhaps the document could be useful in their
> MediaWiki 2.0 discussions? It is certainly rich with ideas.
> Thanks,
> Virgil.
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