Talk:Wikicommunity

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Best[edit]

Hey, the best of luck with this. --Kizor (62.165.180.131) 08:13, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Indicating interest[edit]

If you are interested in joining, you can list yourself under "People interested in joining" at Proposals_for_new_projects#Wikicommunity. Sarsaparilla 22:00, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Related wiki[edit]

There's a project similar to what you're proposing at wikiasite:social. Would you like to adopt this one for Wikicommunity? Angela 07:25, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

What do you mean by "adopt"? Sarsaparilla 14:08, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
Basically, take on responsibility and care for it (as you would if adopting a child). You could have admin access there and use it as a place to demo your Wikicommunity idea. Angela 09:03, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
To some extent, I think we should start the new site scratch (although content could be liberally imported from other GFDL/PD/otherwise free sites). Having participated in creating it from the ground up, people will get a sense of ownership over the project. In other words, I might tear everything that's currently there down in order to start anew. Would that be okay? Sarsaparilla 14:45, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Yahoo groups[edit]

There exists a Yahoo group for the Wikipedia Community. I wish luck to this proposal. Marlith T/C 03:51, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Language[edit]

Should Wikicommunity be multilingual? I see no pressing need to divide it into separate Wikicommunities for each language, except for the fact that the main page, policy pages, etc. might need to be translated. Then again, our experimental Wikicommunity could be English-only. If it works out well, we might expand into other languages. What do you think? 71.114.79.165 22:19, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Userbox[edit]

Please add this to your userpage: {{User:Sarsaparilla/Wikicommunity}} User:Sarsaparilla/Wikicommunity

Thank You[edit]

This is great. What next? David in DC 20:39, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Just keep spreading the word, getting people to sign up as interested parties and add the wikicommunity userbox to their userpage, etc. Building awareness is job #1. Sarsaparilla 14:45, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Codesnippets Wikia[edit]

There is a similar site engaging in this, although it's mostly a guide. Either way, I'll support it, and if you're curious, here it is. —BoL 21:50, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Position applications?[edit]

Can I help out please? Yamakiri 19:46, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Comments[edit]

I'm not sure if a wiki is the best medium for a community. Better ideas would be a Forum, IRC Channel, Mailing List, etc; aka. things that were actually made for communication and community building. Also, the link you posted on the proposal for a working demo isn't really a demo, perhaps you could actually create some content there to show what your ideas are for this. Thanks, --Cmelbye 23:59, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Logo di Wikicommunity[edit]

Logo di Wikicommunity

Salve sono 0 Noctis 0 (Italiano) l’idea di Wikicommunity e buona e spero che venga creato. Per dare un contributo di qualche genere ho creato il Logo base di Wikicommunity. Se in futuro sarà abilitato. -- 0 Noctis 0 (talk) 14:33, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Interwikied categories and templates (Scary Transclusion)[edit]

I've been looking for a place to discuss this issue for a while now, and have just stumbled across the proposed WikiCommunity project, which seems to be relevant. Feel free to redirect me elsewhere if I got this wrong.

I finally re-registered on the WMF projects this year, having had an account on Wikipedia way back in 2003 but not editing much. I decided to use Meta-Wiki as my "home wiki" among the various WMF projects, and to link back to my global userpage on Meta-Wiki from all the other WMF projects that I've registered on (see, for example, my Wikipedia userpage, or my Wikimedia Commons userpage which use a soft-redirect to Meta-Wiki). While this has been quite successful so far, one problem I have encountered is with userboxen. In keeping with the idea of centralizing my profile, I have also centralized my collection of userboxen at User:AugurNZ/Userboxes, which is transcluded into my global userpage on Meta-Wiki. The problem is, as you will notice when editing my userbox page, I have had to re-create the vast majority of my userboxes using the plain {{Userbox}} template, as they don't currently exist here on Meta. This raises several further problems...

  1. Userboxes that use non-InstantCommons images will break if the image doesn't exist on Meta.
  2. The |usercategory= parameter generally doesn't work if the category doesn't exist on Meta.
  3. Currently there is no {{Userbox-2}} template on Meta for handling userboxen that support dual images.

I believe that these issues are relevant to the proposed WikiCommunity project, just as they are relevant to me right now, and for the same / similar reasons.

I understand this has something to do with the $wgEnableScaryTranscluding option, and being unable to transclude templates from other wikis. It probably also has something to do with an inability to hardlink to external wikis as well. I'm not proposing any solutions here, sorry, just throwing a spotlight on something that might affect the proposed WikiCommunity project. AugurNZ 07:35, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

@AugurNZ: Just so you know, this proposal has not been edited since 2008. Some more recent proposals for crosswiki templates and userpages are Global-Wiki (2013) and GlobalTemplates (2012). It seems that you have already found information on crosswiki template transclusion, but for more info you can see bugzilla:4547. For a way to have a global userpage that currently works (but is not optimal) see User:Pathoschild/Scripts/Synchbot or User:Hoo man/Synchbot. PiRSquared17 (talk) 17:28, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the response, PiRSquared17. I'll check out those other proposed projects. As for SynchBot, it only seems to add text to multiple wikis, such as adding the import line to a custom JS page on every WMF project you're registered on. It is a time-saver, sure, but not a solution to what I'm after. But thanks anyway. AugurNZ 18:26, 22 September 2013 (UTC)