|Re: Community wikipedia||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Craig Ragland (craigraglandgmail.com)|
|Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2006 08:21:22 -0700 (PDT)|
There has been conversation between three community networks about this topic over the past year. The FIC (Fellowship for Intentional Community), Coho/US (Cohousing Association of the United States), and NICA (Northwest Intentional Community Association) have all built significant article and content resources using conventional web publishing, but want to move toward wikis to better support user-publisher. Here's what's in the works, albeit slower than some would prefer... 1. The FIC has created a testbed Communities Wiki space using Wikimedia, the same wiki engine used by Wikipedia 2. NICA has agreed to moving the Resources content, referenced previously, into this new FIC Communities Wiki once it is ready - but it is understood by NICA and the others involved that other things are higher priorities for the FIC web weavers 3. The Coho/US publisher is in dialog with FIC about how best to collaborate - whether this includes the FIC Communities Wiki is an open question. The Cohousing directory at http://directory.cohousing.org is the result of collaboration, as the Cohousing directory is a "view" of the broader Communities directory at http://directory.ic.org IMHO, the most appropriate use of Wikipedia for those of us in the special interest topic of communities/cohousing is probably to make sure there are good encyclopedic-level articles in Wikipedia with appropriate links to the more in-depth community-specific content elsewhere on the web, including the upcoming Communities Wiki. A couple of highly pertinent articles in wikipedia are the ones on Intentional Communities and Cohousing - do you agree with what is posted? Could you make them better? If so, change them! Thats how this stuff works... Craig Ragland Songaia Cohousing Coho/US Board On 9/1/06, Anthea Guinness <aslvvc [at] yahoo.com> wrote:
A warm thank you to everybody who joined in the WIKI discussion! The Austin wiki certainly makes an impressive model for in-community discussion and evolution, accessible to outsiders. And the NICA resource site www.ic.org/nica/resource.htm is great to know about.
Community wikipedia Anthea Guinness, September 1 2006
- Re: Community wikipedia Craig Ragland, September 2 2006
Signed waiver or agreement for using the common house. Stacia Leech and Gary kent, September 4 2006
- Re: Signed waiver or agreement for using the common house. Sharon Villines, September 4 2006
- Re: Signed waiver or agreement for using the common house. Rob Sandelin, September 4 2006
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