looking for wiki

Andrea Vettorello said:     (by the date of Wed, 27 Jun 2007 15:30:02 +0200)

> On 6/26/07, Janek Kozicki <janek_listy wp pl> wrote:
> > GSR - FR said:     (by the date of Tue, 26 Jun 2007 00:02:11 +0200)
> >
> > > What happened to the wikia.com idea?
> On their FAQ page i've read they request "a large potential audience"
> (the cynic in me says "they're ad driven"). I've looked at
> code.google.com because it didn't require an authorization to create a
> new project, but i can reconsider.

Yes, they have ads. But I think that the audience of yade is smaller
than audience of sawfish. So we should get that wiki easily. We only
need enough people to register on wikia, and sign writing {{support}}
on the request page... 

That was my (already accepted) request page:


scroll down to see the support comments.

Also I've learnt mediawiki syntax (wikipedia also uses mediawiki) and
I can help with syntax, if someone has questions. And certainly I'll
be comfortable about contributing to wiki :)

> I'm only moving the wiki contents.

> I've tried to port a couple of pages on the code.google wiki and for
> sure the result is ugly considering the current wiki.

Question: "moving" ? Was there any wiki about sawfish that I'm
currently unaware of?

> About users contributions, i'm not so sure there will be a lot,
> looking at the current wiki stats, but i could be wrong. I'm concerned
> about spam bot and vandals, as in another low profile web forum i see
> nearly 20~30 new registrations daily that are spammers, and this even
> using a captcha. But if there's a big request for anonymous edits i
> can reconsider wikia.

wikia has won their ranking also because they are succefully dealing
with spambots, and vandals. Well, I can agree that google won't be
worse, but doesn't have anonymous edits.

There won't be many anonymous edits for sure, so we cannot call it a
"big request". The main point here is to lower the entrypoint for
people. Someone spots a small mistake and will fix it, and it will be
his only edit on that wiki for next 10 years. That's what I think is
worthy to allow.

If he makes more edits, he will register, that's obvious.

Well, I'm sorry about being so wikia.com -minded. I just

- like and know mediawiki syntax
- want anonymous edits
- want a reputable hosting service

that's it :)

Janek Kozicki                                                         |

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