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Wikimedia Documentation Directory v2
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A resource for finding Wikimedia documentation both on Wikimedia sites and beyond
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idea creator
John Cummings
created on13:17, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

Documentation on Wikimedia is sometimes very hard to find, the same issues as outlined in the project plan for V1 of the tool.

What is your solution?[edit]

A tool to automatically index relevant resources and allow curation by individuals, to build on the work of Hay's Documentation Directory but add the following functions

  • Automatically scrape Wikipedia:NAMEOFRESOURCE and equalent from other Wikimedia sites.
  • Import tools from Hay’s Tool directory
  • Curated links from other sites
  • Directory of Open organisations with shared goals
  • Maintain user friendly form but do not require someone to manage the updates through Google sheets

Additional features:

  • A recently added section
  • Multiple languages
  • Multiple sources if more than one organisation is involved
  • Should run off a public database other people can edit and a public directory of open groups
  • Some sort of rules about granularity may be helpful?
  • Category structure for tags


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