Foundation website meeting, July 2004

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On Saturday 24 July 2004, there was a meeting on the wikimedia IRC channel regarding the Wikimedia Foundation website. See also the page on WMF.

Action points for the board: register wikimedia-foundation.org, contact owner of wikimedia.com, set up a design contest, create multi-language templates until Internationalization occurs, get some translators, protect the most important pages, give accounts to approved editors, create a talk page on meta until anon editing talk page features are implemented, bounty opinion survey

Action points for the developers: redirect wikimedia.org to http://wikimediafoundation.org, allow HTML to work on the Foundation wiki, new skin for the Foundation wiki, internationalization of the UI, allow interlanguage links, prevent HTML on talk pages, allow talk pages to be hidden from the public and from search engines

Agenda[edit]

URL[edit]

  • wikimedia.org versus wikimediafoundation.org

Editing method[edit]

  • Meta vs. separate wiki
  • Wikitext vs HTML (HTML necessary/Shell access necessary)
  • Wikitext with HTML-enabled (HTML possible but not necessary)
    • Full HTML or partial (just forms)
  • Subdomains (all languages in one wiki, or a wiki per language?)
  • Will the viewable website be in the same place as the editable webiste?

Access levels[edit]

  • Level of restriction needed (Board members/sysops/confirmed users/logged in users/anons)
  • Email confirmation for account creation
  • Board approval of pages
    • Which pages need to be "approved"
    • How can translated versions be approved?
    • Should unofficial pages be marked as unofficial

Design[edit]

  • Skin changes
    • Changing the links in the sidebar
    • Making the links in the sidebar editable
    • Different sidebar for each language
    • Default view to not look like a wiki

Interlanguage issues[edit]

(partly already covered by the above points)

  • Interlanguage links
  • Translating the sidebar
  • Managing translations
  • Approving translations
  • Access levels for translated pages
  • Placement on Meta or a separate wiki?

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Developer bounties (paying developers for work specific to starting this site up)
  • Anything else...

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