[Wikipedia-l] wikipedia server software availability enquiry

lsanger at nupedia.com lsanger at nupedia.com
Wed Oct 3 19:30:42 UTC 2001

On Tue, 2 Oct 2001, Michel Clasquin wrote:

> On Monday 01 October 2001 22:59, Peter Lofting wrote:
> >
> > (2) if the software isn't available, could I set up a really
> > specialized set of pages in the wikipedia itself?
> Larry is going to blacklist me for even suggesting this, but this might be
> a case where subpages are not such a bad idea ...

I just wanted to point out that I do not have a "blacklist" and I haven't
yet found a use for one--in fact, I've never once seriously considered the

I have also (surprisingly perhaps) made a suggestion, at


that is rather similar to your own suggestion, Michel.  But the general
response to the idea seems to have been, "It's really easy to set up a
wiki--why should we encourage people to start their wiki projects on
Wikipedia?"  Makes sense to me.  Besides, Bomis is (still) threatening to
make its own "wiki farm."

I'm not sure if what Peter's working on is the sort of information that
belongs in an encyclopedia--but if so, I'd second your request.


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