03.11.07

Planet Wikimedia officially launched

Posted in Wikis at 4:39 am by Erik

Planet Wikimedia is now alive. :-) This is an on-topic aggregator for posts about wikis and Wikimedia projects, by Wikimedia project participants and MediaWiki developers. See the instructions for getting added to the global feed. This is an opt-in process, partially to ensure that everyone submits a filtered feed, but also to avoid copyright concerns about aggregation.

Any developer with MediaWiki Subversion access can edit the planet configuration file, which will be updated regularly. This is not quite as open as putting the configuration in a wiki, but hopefully is a sufficient clue barrier to avoid accidental breakage.

Please spread the word, and submit your blog.

3 Comments »

  1. A. Looney said,

    March 11, 2007 at 5:06 am

    You committed the cardinal sin — did not wikify the word wiki. ;)

  2. Torsten said,

    March 11, 2007 at 9:26 am

    Unfortunately many Wikimedia-News have no RSS-Feed. The Signpost and Wikipedia:Kurier would be nice for a Wikimedia Planet.

  3. David Gerard said,

    March 11, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    I’m not sure what RSS feed extensions are active on Wikimedia sites. If there’s something that will give RSS of the changes to a page, that’d be an easy way to get a Signpost feed. Or, something that just generates a new RSS entry every Monday based on the page contents.

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