Global-Wiki

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Global-Wiki would be a global container of wiki pages, to be linked and/or included from other wikis.

For example, a global user page would be global.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Jimbo_Wales; on any WMF project, this page would be used as fallback if the corresponding local page doesn't exist: so, anyone could create local pages on their most-edited wiki(s) and a single global page (optionally with the Translate extension) that would be displayed on 'secondary' wikis, on which the user hasn't created a user page yet.

Also, it could host global preferences, with the possibility to override them from single wikis, and global gadgets (alternative to Wikimedia Scripts).

Moreover, many templates could be 'globalized' this way: e.g. {{Talkback}} is very used on Wikidata, but no corresponding template can be found on the Italian Wikipedia. Instead, such useful templates could be hosted on Global-Wiki (global.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Talkback) and then each local wiki could simply provide a translated alias.

Scribunto modules should be globalized, too.

It also could work via Meta-Wiki (with custom "Global:" namespaces, such as meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Global_user:Jimbo_Wales).

Proposed by[edit]

Ricordisamoa 18:42, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Alternative names[edit]

  • GlobalWiki
  • Wikimedia Global

Related projects/proposals[edit]

Domain names[edit]

  • global.wikimedia.org

Mailing list links[edit]

Demos[edit]

People interested[edit]

  1. Ypnypn (talk)
  2. Zhuyifei1999 (talk)
  3. 72.65.238.157
  4. Why not?Seonookim (talk) 05:48, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  5. Surfer43 21:43, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
  6. Looks alright to me :-) Lotje (talk) 06:27, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
  7. At a first sight, it make sense. There is some technical problem (in particular, it's not really starting a new wiki project, but developing a new functionality), though, and it may create new problems. - Laurentius (talk) 14:02, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
  8. I was wondering why I can't link my Userpage with Wikidata燃玉 (Ranyv talk) 13:27, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
    @燃玉: About that: please read d:WD:Notability --Ricordisamoa 13:57, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
  9. GZWDer (talk)
  10. Wolf Lambert (talk)
  11. Cekli829 (talk)
  12. Maybe global signatures too? Armbrust (talk) 11:12, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
    That would probably fall under the "Global preferences" part. PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:02, 21 September 2013 (UTC)
    @Armbrust, PiRSquared17: indeed it does. MediaWiki preferences include signature, language settings, timezone, gender, view/edit UI, and experimental features. They all are wiki-independent and would be 'globalized' flawlessly. Global gadgets would instead need some additional work on ResourceLoader V2. --Ricordisamoa 23:55, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
  13. AugurNZ — I've been trying to do something similar with my own userspace here on Meta-Wiki. — 18:44, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
  14. I'm not sure I would be able to help out with this personally, but I support it and think it is a good idea. It Is Me Here t / c 12:10, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
  15. A logical continuation of SUL. --Синкретик (talk) 10:43, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
  16. Southparkfan 18:45, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
  17. For Project, Help and userpages it would be nice. For firts two using wd and for latter just per name. Global preferences and watchlist is also a dream of a kind. The proposal could solve global.css and global.js problem - if it would be possible to store them without using a bot for running in all wikis it will be very cool. --Base (talk) 19:08, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
  18. So like a Commons for userpages? Assuming that this isn't rendered redundant by some of the modules that the WMF is working on, this is a good idea. I'd check with jorm first though, because I think I remember a centralized user page in his 2012 Wikimania Echo&Flow presentation. Sven Manguard (talk) 18:37, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
    @Sven Manguard: this is intended for much more than userpages only! --Ricordisamoa 22:57, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
  19. Excellent idea but why do we need multiple user pages? Why not just one main user page? Green Giant (talk) 23:12, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
    @Green Giant: Well one could have one basic userpage for most projects (with a Babel-box for example), but more well developed user page(s), where the user is most active. Armbrust (talk) 08:26, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
    @Armbrust: I can understand that but wouldn't it make more sense for each user to have one userpage and one talkpage, irrespective of which wiki they are more active on? As an example, let's say I decided to poke my nose in at Catalan or Arabic wiki (where I've barely edited), it would be more useful to have those messages posted directly on a single talkpage, instead of those users posting the message locally, and then an email being sent to my inbox. Green Giant (talk) 13:39, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
  20. Would there be a way to set up a different default for each of several languages? I don't think I would care if it used selective transclusion or some other method. PC-XT (talk) 10:46, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
  21. I would love this, especially the GlobalTemplates suggestion and the idea that the User pages would be centralized into one location. It could create a number of problems, but would be worth it in the end. --Nicereddy (talk) 03:30, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
  22. Ranjith Raj Vasam (talk)


New proposal: Wikibits?[edit]

Templates, Scribunto, gadgets and even user pages is also useful for non-Wikimedia wikis, such as translatewiki and wikia. There're no any Modules in Scribunto extension itself, and if a website want to use Lua, Q7253814, Q7328853 and so on in one languages should be copied. and GlobalTemplates should also be worked in non-Wikimedia wikis, as well as some gadgets such as HotCat... In a word, we should make global bits and pieces in a new site like www.wikibits.org, not global.wikimedia.org.--GZWDer (talk) 09:45, 15 November 2013 (UTC)