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I'm going to email you an invite to the rWiki Yahoo group I started. It's got most of the Christian Wiki admins on board, though it hasn't really gone anywhere and has been inactive for some time. You'd be mor ethan welcome to try to revive a discussion there. — FrJohn (talk)
- Ick! I stopped using Yahoo! Groups about three or four years ago. Why use something like that when we have MediaWiki? I guess Yahoo! serves as good neutral ground, but I still think we could carve out a good MediaWiki "Christian Meta Wiki" home on the web somewhere. Check out Ben's thoughts, in particular. CKB may be a good place to do it (1) because you don't have to register to comment and (2) it's Wikia-hosted and will likely have 99% uptime, not to mention that the software is always up to date. On the other hand, the Wikia-hosting limits the kinds of customizations we can make to it; I hate the right-column ads, too! --J. J. 20:32, August 10, 2006 (CDT)
- Hi RockOfVictory,
- I am interested in talking more about this all. Hmm... I guess I like Yahoo Groups for this kind of thing because it's a "push" technology - email comes to me (without tweaking notifications) and the email archives are easily accessible and searchable. Also, because it's private - I think some conversations are better off in private. An email group seems a better genre for this kind of focused discussion.
- Of the things you mentioned about CKB, (1) isn't really an asset in my mind since it makes me think of all the spam battles we've fought on this board, and (2) - 99% uptime is pretty normal nowadays and the Wikia hosting is more of a liability than a plus. The ads bug the heck out of me (esp. for this kind of site) and I find it hard to take a site seriously when it's on that kind of hosted service (maybe a good place to start out, but it's not fully brandable, and can't be configured in a way most relevant to a particular community - no backend access = yikes!). Fr. John 09:23, August 11, 2006 (CDT)
- P.S. I agree with this comment, at the link you mentioned - "I doubt that different denominations could agree on the topics that the "meta" would have. Instead, I think that it's important just to have a central community of Christian MediaWiki users; focus would be on understanding the resources that each wiki has." As far as I can tell, the most effective central index now is on Wikipedia's "Christian wikis" page. We also have a page on other wikis which could be fleshed out a bit.
- P.P.S. Just posted a note on rWiki, so we'll see if we get any response.