On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 2:59 PM, MZMcBride <z...@mzmcbride.com> wrote: > Wil Sinclair wrote: >>Hi all, I've started a new wiki called Offwiki: http://offwiki.org. >>Our community discusses potential changes to Wikipedia and its >>Wikimedia sister projects that aren't easily discussed in forums like >>this mailing list. We also try new ideas that we hope will be adopted >>on-wiki- both social and technical in nature. > > Welcome back! > > I enjoyed the utensil analogy on the main page. It's very cute. :-) > > --- > Spoon: If Offwiki were common cutlery, it would be a spoon. It's > not a knife, because we don't make our points here by hurting Wikipedia > or other Wikipedia-related sites. And it's not a fork, because we're > here to build a better encyclopedia by making Wikipedia itself better. > --- > > I also applaud the effort in setting up your own MediaWiki installation. > MediaWiki is a neat platform; it can be a bit brutish at times, but it has > a lot of nice features, including a decent support structure and a vibrant > development community behind it.
We have had a number (not enough!) of Wikimedia (usually Wikipedia, and typically English Wikipedia) discussion sites, but has there been any previous ones that have used mediawiki? That is, other than Meta.. ? IMO it is unfortunate that Wil didnt hasnt made more use of Meta, and I am curious what the reasoning behind that decision was. There are very few people banned from Meta, thought it does happen occasionally and is usually reversed if they can behave. I am also very curious about who came up with the Offwiki term 'Flounder'. http://offwiki.org/wiki/Meta:Proposals#Flounders To me it feels like a very nasty slur against Jimmy Wales. Also, will Offwiki be multilingual? Does it intend to cover projects other than English Wikipedia? If not, it isnt very relevant to the wikimedia-l list, but is of course relevant to wikien-l which I have cc:d which appears to be its primary focus. -- John Vandenberg _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>