What about an AllInOneWiki
for a WikiWayOfLife
This is contrasted to a special purpose wiki.
The two concepts
It might not scale. Maybe an AllInOneWiki
needs to serve a small community, and a special purpose wiki can serve a bigger one. -- DaveHarris
for the provoking statement. You may be right to see the envisioned AllInOneWiki
as just another one precursor special purpose wiki, realized in a conventional plain text wiki. I see it just the other way round. An AllInOneWiki
is like a One Stop Mall, which attracts masses. That doesn't exclude special purpose wikis as subsystems contained in this supermarket or external special purpose systems, that are linked and cooperating with the AllInOneWiki
. Another view is to see the AllInOneWiki
as the growing net of dynamically just in time created interlinked special purpose wikis. It seems to me a concept that scales like the WorldWideWeb
. -- fp
To be more precise, I don't think RecentChanges
scales well. If there are lots of people contributing, it will necessarily get too long and the sense of Not much more though. If you sorted RecentChanges
based on CategoryFoo?
tags (possibly multiple) contained in the recently changed pages, you could easily filter out categories you would be interested in. People would naturally be inclined to start categorizing pages as they edited them, too, so this can be easily backspooged onto the existing system. However, this will likely make the WikiMind
schizophrenic. -- SunirShah
(signed for responsibility)
- Everyone (who wants to) has an individual wiki, which can easily publish to and download from 1 & 2 above and 2 below. (This gets really useful when there's a good, free GUI analog of emacs' WikiMode).
- Federated wikis (groups of individual and/or subject-based wikis) develop with ever-better-automated inter-publishing rules (see LocalNames?)
So, I can write a page in my wiki, then publish it to any group wikis appropriate (family, community center, etc.). My wiki can automatically download pages I set it to (e.g., all pages on RecentChanges
for these x wikis) for off-line reading (anyone interested in PalmWiki
-synching with a directory?). Group wikis can share sets of pages (e.g. instructions for wiki usage appropriate to their audience, overlapping content, overlapping 'off-topic' pages, etc.), by mirroring and/or on-command gets and puts. Receiving wikis can replace, append, or eventually more-cleverly merge if there are two page contents. There can be larger federated wikis. There might be a GlobalWiki?
but I'm not sure it would matter. Every wiki has choice about how it interacts with each other wiki. Over the long run wikis are born and die, fork and merge.
This was exactly what came to my mind after the first use of wiki at home as a PIM. Are there any news concerning this approach? - See also my sketch below - FlorianKonnertz
I agree with you that the question if a GlobalWiki?
will be or is, is not important anymore. -- FloK
I'm busy (thinking of) setting up a wiki at work at the moment so that everyone can share and alter documentation in a relaxed manner. The only problem is deciding which pages to refer new people to (eg. WikiWiki
, etc.)... If the elements that are common between different wiki implementations were in one WikiMother?
then the WikiChild?
could cache and refer to those pages.
Also, I was thinking of saving and caching certain pages from wikis that are common to us (we're programmers) with a tag at the top indicating where they came from and possibly no means of editing them. That means that the pages can "feel" like they're a part of our server and can use the same wiki mechanisms that make Most of the popular WikiEngines
already have a default database with the relevant information. MeatBall
has a quick install database for more MeatballWiki
. See the section entitled, "Wiki in a file" on his namepage on MeatballWiki
Hello! I had this idea, too. Here are my current thoughts...
Where is the borderline/interface of one's personal wiki to all the public wikis out there? What about the following approach: Everybody (who wants) should have a personal wiki. This wiki is where he really is at home because everything in it once went through his fingers (through his eyes). Not everything was written by him, but all the abstracts and copied sites are composited by him.
And then there is the public version of his personal wiki. This is optional. One could participate only to other public wikis. But if you decide to make your personal
There should be a mark on each page or better on each part /paragraph of all pages of your personal wiki where some symbols show you on which wikis you already copied this page.
This is like a profile manager. How do you manage your personal homepage? You have a personal homepage (http://www.myhome.net
), which is your central place to keep your personal data up-to-date. On this homepage you might have the public version of your personal wiki and your weblog (connected to this wiki).
Some provocating questions: How do you manage all your different wikis and your contributions to it? Do you synchronize your own sites regularly and keep them uptodate?
Which features/requirements would this approach provide/have?
- Classification of certain modes of handling for different classes and categories of pages:
- Semi-automatic synchronizing
- Automatic synchronizing
- No interchange
- Automatic linking between pages
- Semi-automatic linking between pages (most needed from the PersonalPrivateWiki? to the PersonalPublicWiki?.)
- Categories of pages: pages always to keep private, pages where publishing has to be confirmed
- Definition and * GUI for the administration of several wiki homepages
- Interchange of pages and parts of pages between the PersonalPrivateWiki? and the PersonalPublicWiki? should be easy.
- Logging of MyDiscussions?/MyThreads?
- Grouped/Federated wikis are mapped to certain inter-publishing-rules
With a perfect system configuration the borders between your personal wiki and the WorldWiki?
will disappear. All new contributions from others arrive on your screen and seem to exist in your personal environment. Vice versa everything you write is done at first to your PersonalPrivateWiki?
and copied/broadcast then to the locations in the collective space, where it should go according to the configuration.
A few mixed additional thoughts:
- When writing to a site, could it be possible to manage to which wikis the site should be sent (appended)?
- Mediation of contacts. All settings might not only be done for certain wikis but also for certain persons. I.e. it should be possible to copy all new contents concerning topics the other person subscribed to, directly to the corresponding pages of this person's wiki (private resp. public).
- Different handling instructions depending on the direction of the connection. In one way complete open copying of all contents but in the other direction just messaging to make further contacting possible.
- In the other direction from the PublicWiki to the private one it must be closed for the public. An idea would be to print the signature of a certain contributor to work as a status signal on the respective page to indicate the readers, that this person some more ideas develops at home. So he can contact him /her and ask if he/she puts it all on the page.
- Everybody could write on his own PersonalWiki a page with the same name as most of the other wikis have as the standard name and sometimes it might be possible to have another name for it because it is more declarative for you. The personal pages could consist of first all really personal thoughts to the topic and secondly of the parts which are a copy of the public pages parts.
These were my -- FlorianKonnertz
Well, you can be sure, as soon as I hear of it, I'll post such a project to AbbeNormal
. Eventually it will get here of course. It sounds like you have a fairly complete vision of wiki's potential future. I imagine that the whole question of having two sites negotiate what to do with a suggested page change will be the interesting thread to follow for some time. This is beyond AllInOneWiki
though, maybe better on InterWiki
or ???. -- JohnAbbe
Probably this has also something to do with it: Wiki:PersonalWikiPortal
. -- FloK
Musing these thoughts since my wiki experience started, check out MeatBall
and the project at http://WikiIndex.org
based on categories is interesting. Another thing that might be interesting (though it's certainly not the simplest thing that could possibly work), would be preference training via Bayes logic or otherwise. For example, in RecentChanges
, give 'thumbs up' and 'thumbs down' buttons to mark personal "Yeah, I'd like to see more of this." In addition, you'll want to use something like RandomPages
andomRecentChanges to prevent self-selection inbreeding (the phenomenon often seen in keyword-based news aggregators, where FalseNegative?
s start killing stories that would be of interest).