Ideas for the wiki project being developed at #ozsicamp -

After the camp - a few key issues[edit | edit source]

Where to from here:

  • Ongoing site admin
  • List stakeholders
  • If the name changes, be

Platform & extensions:

Notes made during conference[edit | edit source]

Highlighted issues[edit | edit source]


  • Wordpress?
  • Critical mass - at least 5 ppl that actively contribute (most days)
  • Privacy?

Platform[edit | edit source]

MediaWiki with... ideas from Appropedia (Special:Version) and elsewhere

Spam protection - Appropedia:Anti-spam and anti-vandalism measures:

  • BadBehaviour
  • Username Blacklist
  • ConfirmEdit (but don't set up yet)

Presenting data[edit | edit source]

Usability & engagement[edit | edit source]

Navigation[edit | edit source]

Easy place to share ideas & stories[edit | edit source]


  • For easier contributions, and a place to share (and to tag stories, in the way discussed in the blog conversation Fri night).
  • On Wordpress?
  • Clear terms, that submissions can be used on the wiki.

A place to say thank you - blog comments or forum.

Later[edit | edit source]


  • Ratings? Might scare providers
  • Newest Pages?
  • Tagcloud?

Promo[edit | edit source]

Before launch:

  • Work on spiel
  • Identify targets for partnership, funding...

At and after launch:

  • Blog for project news - keep up to date enough, with good links & contact info.

Name[edit | edit source]

Convey story, community, usefulness...

mw:Extension:Google Analytics Integration

Where to from here

Reference[edit | edit source]

  • Green wikis and development wikis - a review of the many green & development wikis, dating back to Ekopedia (started in 2002), Village Earth's Appropriate Technology Wiki Project (started in 2004) and Wiki Green (started in March 2006) - the last two of which have since joined forces with Appropedia,