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Best Practices or Community Hub?

Would it be useful to have a page for wiki Best Practices? It could include tips about editing wikis, logo recommendations, how to create inboxes and other templates, etc. Also, how about a Community Hub of sorts where Wiki.Wiki users to ask questions, give advice, offer recommendations, recruit participation, etc.? Wiki users helping one another. :)

Also, I welcome wiki founders to create pages about their wiki. For example, a page called ArcaniaCity.wiki could provide an overview of the site's purpose, date established, and other statistics such as the number of pages, ongoing activities such as Collaborations of the Week or similar. Just a thought! -Jason (talk) 10:20, 16 January 2015 (PST)

I definitely think having both of those would be worth having, hopefully boosting our family of wikis. Maintaining a wiki really isn't as easy as it looks! I'll certainly look at creating that page about Arcania City. --Dra2k4 (talk) 12:43, 19 January 2015 (PST)
Glad to hear! Thanks, Dra2k4. -Jason (talk) 09:29, 20 January 2015 (PST)

Logo requests

We might also consider having a page dedicated to logos and/or logo requests.

The following wikis need logos:

If there is someone who enjoys making logos and graphic work, any assistance would be much appreciated! -Jason (talk) 10:50, 29 January 2015 (PST)

Embed videos

I would like to insert a video, but I understand that Mediawiki does not offer a way to do it, unless you install a plugin in your wiki. I was wondering if you can somehow activate or implement this feature to the wikis. --Linkey (talk) 10:15, 4 April 2015 (PDT)

Linkey, would this be to embed a YouTube video? If so, take a look at the source of this page. If not, please share more about what you are trying to do. -Jason (talk) 11:05, 4 April 2015 (PDT)
Jason thank you very much for the information!.--Linkey (talk) 11:09, 4 April 2015 (PDT)
Here is the source wikitext: {{#ev:youtube|6Af6b_wyiwI}}
Jason. I noticed that it works on all the .wiki pages I have tried it on. Is there a help page for this video embedding tool somewhere? Is it an extension documented on Mediawiki.org or elsewhere? Is it open source? --Timeshifter (talk) 11:35, 22 June 2015 (PDT)
Timeshifter, I believe it is the EmbedVideo extension which makes this possible. -Jason (talk) 13:54, 22 June 2015 (PDT)
Thanks for the link. It looks like it offers many options via the attributes listed on the extension page. --Timeshifter (talk) 15:06, 22 June 2015 (PDT)

Questions about wiki.wiki

I was looking at Wikipedia: .wiki and Wikipedia: Top Level Design. Is Top Level Design providing the servers and bandwidth for free? Are ads used to help pay for it? Personally, I have no problem with ads, but others might want to pay in order not to have ads. Will the hosting and bandwidth always be free? Will bandwidth eventually be capped?

I noticed that all the wikis have separate domain names. I guess Top Level Design is providing that for free also. I assume that since Top Level Design is the registry for .wiki domains that it does not cost them anything to provide free domain names? --Timeshifter (talk) 11:38, 22 June 2015 (PDT)

Hi, Timeshifter. Top Level Design makes .wiki domains available and offers free hosting (with no limited bandwidth at this time, or in the foreseeable future) for wikis that are part of the Wiki.Wiki network. We help offset these costs by placing an ad in the lefthand sidebar. Yes, the domains are independent. -Jason (talk) 13:52, 22 June 2015 (PDT)
Thanks for the info. Can one start a wiki on Wiki.wiki and then move the wiki to other servers later if desired? With the same domain name. At that point would one pay Top Level Design a yearly domain name fee? --Timeshifter (talk) 15:01, 22 June 2015 (PDT)
Content hosted at Wiki.Wiki projects are backed up, and most wikis have import/export capabilities. It is possible that TLD would sell a domain. Keep in mind, .wiki domains are available to purchase through many registrars now, which allows you to select your own hosting option(s). Wiki.Wiki is generally intended for those who are less concerned about owning a domain and simply want to create or contribute to wiki projects about topics they love. -Jason (talk) 15:22, 22 June 2015 (PDT)
Would it be possible for someone to buy a .wiki domain from another registrar, and host it here? And maintain ownership of the domain name. --Timeshifter (talk) 09:16, 30 June 2015 (PDT)
Sorry, as happy as I am that you are interested in the .wiki top-level domain and Wiki.Wiki, it would not be sustainable to provide free hosting for domains registered to others. Thousands of .wiki domains have been purchased and hosted elsewhere, and of course feel free to submit a requests through this site if you decide that you are interested in creating a wiki project without owning the domain itself. -Jason (talk) 09:39, 30 June 2015 (PDT)
It would not be sustainable even with your ads on top of others' wikis? I think many people would love to have their wiki hosted by you, with all the wiki structure maintained centrally by you, and even all the extensions chosen and maintained by you. And they would be quite willing to follow your terms of use. People have so many bad experiences with starting wikis, and then having no control over them later. Or having the wiki farm itself go under temporarily or permanently. So ownership of the actual domain would solve that problem. People could leave your hosting when they want something you don't offer. Specialized extensions or skins, super-high, super-fast bandwidth if they become super popular. But it seems your hosting is very fast. So I don't foresee that happening often. Just throwing out ideas. :) --Timeshifter (talk) 06:01, 1 July 2015 (PDT)
Thanks for your very helpful feedback and suggestion, Timeshifter. Your comments will certainly be taken into consideration as we continue to grow and adapt our business model. Thanks again. -Jason (talk) 14:02, 2 July 2015 (PDT)

Social Site with Enhanced Resharing

Hello!

I want to make a better Facebook that is totally customizable by users if they so choose. Facebook allows you to share a new status, and to reshare statuses, but nothing anything further. I don't like this; I think it greatly limits the ability to have conversations, as the amount of scrolling becomes insane, and conversational context is lost.

I propose something much more useful:

The ability the share reshares.


In addition, I want to make a database of what users agree and disagree on, which can be consented to per privacy level. This would enable the social site to build a Wikipedia of thoughts, and almost probably something like a constitution of everyone's thoughts, and the result would be the inherent ability to have extremely deep conversations that can't help but go deeper.


The central concept behind this is being able to play with text and statuses as one would with legos. Trello shows this beautifully. The secondary but-just-as-important part is the ability to expand and contract the words, as seen here under "Hi Jason :) Possible to neatly nest text?" so you could, essentially, think on the fly.


Another thing that sounds useful to me is the ability to write a status in multiple places. That would make using the site so much easier - no writing a post and deciding on the appropriate privacy level. Just start typing in the spot that suits how you feel. And if you change your mind, copy-paste.

The basic point about the above feature, as well as the fundamental one that Facebook doesn't do, is that the ability to customize the social network to what works for you is inherently superior, inherently infinite.


And that is why I want to use wiki to do this.


The most important thing I need, bar none, is the ability to make entered text be templatable and codable. I'm finding that I cannot have preformatted code behind text entered into an Input Box; it shows me to the Create A Page/Template door. The alternative of leaving a commenttitle simply puts more text at the bottom of the page, with no ability to manipulate or use it in any way from what I can tell. And not a few times have I accidentally substituted my userpage text onto the main page of anarchy.wiki

Once I can manipulate the input text with some automacy, I can create the precode for a social network of sorts that has the features I'm talking about. Because then I can have it recall previous input to be included with itself. Somethingsea (talk) 08:55, 27 July 2015 (PDT) Made prettier. Somethingsea (talk) 22:42, 28 July 2015 (PDT)

This is very interesting. I hope you can find others to contribute to your project and expands its concept! -Jason (talk) 13:47, 28 July 2015 (PDT)
Thank you! I hope so too! Somethingsea (talk) 22:23, 28 July 2015 (PDT)

I'm not sure if my wiki was created

I would like to have genesis.wiki

I think I've submitted request when I created the account but now I'm not sure.

Stefek99 (talk) 00:55, 19 October 2015 (PDT)

Currently staff isn't making new wikis, thatswhy--The Regisaurus of karro (talk) 09:24, 31 January 2016 (PST)

Register an existing wiki?

Hi. I saw someone edited the main page with a wiki registration request. The person who modified the Porsche back to its provocative form suggested using this talk page. I would like to register anarchy.wiki.

This was the other user's text: Hello, I want register my new wiki. Write to me: lukaslazinka@gmail.com. Thanks.--Lukas GamingLT (talk) 06:04, 26 November 2016 (PST)Lukas_GamingLT

End of statement ;) Somethingsea (talk) 20:46, 28 November 2016 (PST)