[Foundation-l] foundation-l Digest, Vol 75, Issue 64
jrgoma at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 06:40:36 UTC 2010
This is would be very interesting but usefulness will be a bit limited
because people use Google to search instead of Wikipedia. Probably we will
get a list of read links clicked by readers they don’t know there is not an
A complementary approach could be having a list of most viewed articles in
large wikipedias from IPs of geographic areas where the small language is
spoken. This could tell us what those people is searching for when Google
sends them to large wikipedias.
> Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 17:26:17 -0700
> From: Mark Williamson <node.ue at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Creating articles in small wikipedias
> based on user requirement
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> +1. This would be a SUPER useful tool for all Wikis.
> On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 3:54 AM, Shiju Alex <shijualexonline at gmail.com>
> > Recently I had a discussion with one of my fellow Malayalam wikipedian (
> > http://ml.wikipedia.org) about the creation of new articles in small
> > wikipedias like ours. He is one the few users who is keen on creating new
> > articles *based on the requirement of our readers*. (Of course we have
> > people who only reads our wiki)
> > During discussion he raised this interesting point:
> > Some feature is required in the MediaWiki software that enable us to see
> > list of keywords used most frequently by the users to search for
> > articles. If we get such a list then some users like him can concentrate
> > creating articles using that key words.
> > Of course, I know that this feature may not be helpful for big wikis like
> > English. But for small wikis (especially small non-Latin language wikis),
> > this will be of great help. It is almost like* creating wiki articles
> > on user requirement*.
> > I would like to know your opinion regarding the same.
> > Shiju
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