[Foundation-l] excluding Wikipedia clones from searching

Fred Bauder fredbaud at fairpoint.net
Thu Dec 9 11:52:43 UTC 2010

> On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 9:55 AM, Domas Mituzas <midom.lists at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Dec 8, 2010, at 6:21 PM, Mike Dupont wrote:
>>> Sounds like we need to have a notable search engine that includes only
>>> "approved and allowed" sources, that would be nice to have.
>> Sounds like a great community project, Wiki Search!
> yes it would be great. As i said, it could just include all pages
> listed as REF pages and that would allow people to review the results
> and find pages that should not belong.
> We also need to cache all these pages, best would be with a revision
> history. It should be similar to or using archive.org.
> The searching could also use lucene or some other project. It does not
> have to be google.
> On this note, I would really like to see a wordindex for openstreetmap
> as well, there is a huge amount of information that could be relevant
> in osm that should be easier to use in WP.
> mike

Openstreetmap is a wiki still in the "Wild West" phase. Words cannot
express the nonsense it hosts.


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