[Foundation-l] A general wiki list?

Dirk Riehle dirk at riehle.org
Thu Aug 23 18:35:23 UTC 2007

Hi Milos,

this has been tried, with little or no success. My feeling was that 
there simply is too little that motivates people to join and contribute 
on a general list. Or maybe marketing wasn't good enough.

The Wiki Symposium has a couple of lists:

1. wiki-research
2. wiki-standards
3. wikisym-announce

Only list 3 is Wiki Symposium specific.

Then there is the Semantic Mediawiki list (swikg). Max Voelkel had 
created a general list (wikig) in 2006 list but it died quickly due to 
lack of interest. For that reason, I never created a wiki-general list 
on the WikiSym mailing list server.

I don't want to be too pessimistic, but what has changed? What specific 
topics would you discuss on a general list?


Milos Rancic wrote:
> I think that community needs a general wiki list. Such list would be
> used for wiki projects in general, not only for WM projects.
> For example, if someone wants to discuss about his/her idea for a new
> wiki project, (s)he needs a general place to do that. In general, such
> talks on wikipedia-l or foundation-l lists are off topic. Or if people
> want to talk in general about wiki projects, it should be discussed
> there.
> And I think that it should be hosted by WM because it is the center of
> wiki world.
> Anyone against it? :)
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