Truely enlightened words Leigh. All that stone throwing really paid
Seriously. This is an amazing list, I am in full support of every
And in regards to point 9. I vote for differentiating ourselves
radically from a MediaWiki Foundation model.
We do need to become very Web2.0. Being very loosely coupled so to
encourage the addition of good extensions while providing preference
to no partner.
I sometimes think we should branch from MediaWiki... that's a
Go, Leigh, Go...
I really liked the ski boot dance...
On Nov 5, 12:26 am, "Leigh Blackall" <leighblack...@gmail.com
> Leo, thanks for joining in, it is very nice to hear from you! Its been quite
> a while.
> Peter, you can see my wife and I dance the wiki
>that Randy started, and
> most recently, here
> I go <http://flickr.com/photos/leighblackall/3004204811/
> over the weekend
> in the mountains. Embarrassing!
> How would we develop a more networked approach? Here's a big hot air balloon
> to spit ball...
> 1. We would tone down (turn off) the Wikieducator talk, and talk up the
> projects on Wikieducator.
> 2. Make more of Steve and Miinhaaj's monthly User award. Do Randy's
> suggestion of "Project of the Month". Set up a Wikieducator blog and assign
> guest writers. Hold monthly webconferences to hear from the people behind
> the Project of the Month.
> 3. Stop using rhetoric and competitive data about building a Wikieducator
> community or family and spend energy promoting and celebrating the projects
> and the individuals behind them.
> 4. Discourage celebrity and singular voices that speak as though on
> behalf of Wikieducator - such voices should be almost impossible to find.
> 5. Who founded Wikieducator, or what international agency gives money is
> not as significant (merely historical) when compared to the significance of
> the projects and individual efforts on the platform.
> 6. The people who keep Wikieducator ticking over should be seen to be
> anonymous, humble and serving the wishes of the Users and not the desires
> for some sort of governance policy or complex agenda. Admin should NEVER be
> seen to be defensive (or have others defend on their behalf) and certainly
> never argue with the Users or require anything from them other than
> feedback. Turn off LQT or implement the suggestions immediately, unless the
> User's it was apparently installed for speak up. And above all, admin people
> should never have an agenda other than to serve the wishes of each and every
> User as though they were highly valued paying customers
> 7. We should develop a MediaWiki that is contemporary Internet (like
> Chris Harvey's SuperUser, Brian Lamb's embed a wiki, and Tony Hurst mashup.
> 8. Add obviously good extensions like widgets and embedded media and work
> hard at 2 way mashup data, improved support for RSS, streamlined media cross
> uploads, use Archive.org, Blip.tv and any other media service that supports
> Creative Commons licensing)
> 9. Either become Wikiversity, or distance Wikieducator radically from the
> Wikimedia Foundation model. An educational wiki is very different to an
> encyclopedia or any other reference project. (I propose a very Web2
> MediaWiki and minimal government as a point of difference)
> 10. And just to round it off to 10, encourage truely shared ownership, by
> supporting and encouraging individuals to run their own fundraising
> campaigns to develop projects that improve Wikieducator. So make it possible
> for people to set up a development version
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