[Wikimedia-l] Portuguese Wikipedia village pump and crowdsourcing ideas

Everton Zanella Alvarenga ezalvarenga at wikimedia.org
Thu Jan 24 17:34:52 UTC 2013

Hi all,

I would like to ask some help to do one thing and brainstorm a little
about some tools for crowdsourcing wikimedians ideas.

1) My first question is if someone could help me to create a  RSS feed
of threads of the Portuguese Wikipedia village pump (= /esplanada/).
The feed would contain the title and link to the thread, the thread
body and the author. Our /esplanada/ has one subpage per thread, which
makes easy to watch what I want. See bellow


But I miss sometimes topics being created only using my watchlist and
a RSS feed would facilitate my life to read and follow all threads I
am interested in using an aggregator or even making the feed send each
thread by e-mail. Once I created a RSS feed using a Web service that
found HTML patterns, so I think that could be done in a similar way (I
cannot remember the service name now). Would be easy to create a
Python script for that? (maybe with beautifulSoup?) Any other method

2) Not only for reading purposes, I also would like to add this
threads and possible ideas inside the discussion on systems like All
our ideas <http://www.allourideas.org/>, OSQA <http://osqa.net> (see
this example <http://ideas.okfn.org/>) or possible other softwares to
evaluate the best ideas and threads using a crowdsourcing model -
other ideas for tools welcome.

Any help for 1 and any idea for 2 is welcome. Thanks,


Everton Zanella Alvarenga (also Tom)
"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more
useful than a life spent doing nothing."

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