On 17 July 2012 00:46, Andreas Kolbe <jayen...@gmail.com> wrote: > Sounds great. And as we discussed, the Commons front end could really do > with work too.
Not much point until the backend is sorted out. Basically you need to turn mediawiki into a true content management system rather than a wiki moving in the direction of being a CMS. > I honestly don't understand why it is taking so many years to develop a > WYSIWYG editor, for example, Because given current mediawiki markup it probably isn't possible even in theory. Mediawiki markup with ParserFunctions installed is probably Turing complete and wikipedians have taken advantage of is. As a result trying to create an WYSIWYG editor that will interact with the current article set is probably impossible. WYSIWYM may be a better approach. > or a new Commons search function. That largely goes back to mediawiki not really being designed for image hosting. However even if it wants image searching is a hard problem. Stock photo agencies do better than most but thats because their photographers have a direct financial incentive to make their pictures findable. For any other images archive expect to do a lot of digging. Of course for most people simply typing what you want pics of into wikipedia is the best approach. For example typing "Sutton Hoo" into wikipedia produces a pretty good set of images. >Honestly, > people, if you want to create paid jobs, don't inflate the chapter > structure, but employ and pay a few programmers and designers. Its more than a few I'm afraid . And in any case you've got the problem that there isn't much of a pool of people who really know their way around the mediawiki codebase. -- geni _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l