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  • WikiCategory
  • WikiLink
  • WikiCategoryNet
  • WikiInternet
  • WikiCategoryLink

What already exists[edit]

Wikimedia now has books, dicitionarys, wikipedia and much more. I'd like to suggest one whole new aspect:

The Proposal[edit]

Why don't add a Link-Directory, sorted by Category (like yahoo has), but where everybody may add his own site to one or more categories he/she thinks it belongs.

I know, link-lists are not new, but with the acceptance of the wikimedia foundation this could become the first global directory of all ;-) And the difference to sth. like yahoo is that everybody may create categories and add links himself!

Implementation ideas[edit]

Sure this would need some new kind of software with sth. like the following features:

- Add link to category, maybe give short title (max. 255 chars)

- create new category

- all links of one leaf-category should be displayed in random order

- add rating to page-quality, this of course should affect the order of display

- add rating like 'category fits', 'suggest category xxx for this page', 'category of this page is wrong for me'

- links should be findable in different categories

- automatically shift links to suggested categories if some rating-barriers are reached (like 50% said 'wrong category' and 60% suggested the same other category)

- maybe add special-registration-categories (or sth. like adult-prove) for exotic links

- all the other features wikipedia already offers, like ip-ban, remove all submits from ip xxx/user xxx, etc.

- automatically generate index-links like [A B C D ... Z] where more than say 50 sub-categories or links exist

- always display complete category-path sb. just entered on top of page


Car->Company->Mercedes->SL-250-> .. href://xxx sth. about SL-250

Company->more than 50.000 employees->Germany->Automobile->Mercedes->SL-250-> .. href://xxx same like above

.. and so on..


The clue about all of this is that there is not only one way of finding what you want but lots.

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Kechel 17:50, 8 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]