Live.wikipedia

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This page is a proposal for a new Wikimedia Foundation Sister Project.
Status Closed (could be re-opened under new policy).
Reason No awnser since 2014
What is the proposed name for the project? Live.wikipedia
Project description
What is the project purpose? What will be its scope? How would it benefit to be part of Wikimedia?
How many wikis?
Will there be many language versions or just on one multilingual wiki?
How many languages?
Is the project going to be in one language or in many?


Technical requirements
If the project requires any new features that the MediaWiki software currently doesn't have, please describe in detail. Are additional MediaWiki extensions needed for the project?
Development wiki
Interested participants

It is a live search front-end that uses OpenSearch API. Like Google Live search, it instantaneously starts showing articles as the user starts typing a query in the search field. It offers the next possible suggestions, presumably using the existing incremental-find option of any typed-in entry.

With the advent of many large online websites offering Live search, it is a project worth considering for Wikipedia. The front-end could be customized and tweaked a bit to fit in with the existing projects.

This live search tool can have a great impact on projects like Wiktionary, even consolidating multiple language versions into one.

Proposed by[edit]

Originally developed by Shrey Gokani, with support and guidance from Wikimedia India. The project is already hosted by Wikimedia India. It is a live search project, that can have a great impact on Wikipedia viewership.

It was recently announced by the Indian chapter and forwarded to majority of the relevant mailing lists.

Alternative names[edit]

  • live.wikipedia.org
  • live.wikimedia.org
  • live.wiktionary.org

Related projects/proposals[edit]

  • [1] Existing Live version hosted by Wikimedia India
  • live.wiktionary.org

Domain names[edit]

  • live.wikipedia.org

Mailing list links[edit]

Demos[edit]

  • [2] Live version hosted by Wikimedia India.

People interested[edit]

  1. 117.229.88.60
  2. Shrey Gokani
  3. Jaydeep Palekar
  4. Arvind Jain
  5. Ankit Sheth
  6. Siddharth Patel
  7. Milind Sagar
  8. Ankur Lakhani
  9. Suraj ahir
  10. Ravi Soni
  11. Ronak Jain
  12. Samarth Delvadia
  13. Bhargav Padhiyar
  14. Nikunj Sonecha
  15. Prakash Satyani
  16. Bhavik Gautami
  17. Vivek Bhalala
  18. Bhautik Popat
  19. Harsh Patel
  20. Harshit Champaneri
  21. Rabinder Devnani
  22. Kashish Gala