<big><em>an incomplete list of incomplete lists:</em></big>

  • wikis for all: using wikis to enable web amateurs to collaborate via the web
  • "e*X*treme" usability: ways of making wikis easy and pleasant to use for extended periods
  • WikiClan?'s: creative, effective ways of integrating wiki SisterSites


  • per page chat: complete the ZwikiMUSE? dtml/per page styles/per page chat "DeathStar?" triad!
  • SimpleStyleMarkup: neophyte and CSS friendly, consistent WWML/STX hybrid markup
  • page import/export: user friendly, mulit-page interwiki page transfers (copy/paste?)
  • distributed crypto-authentication: use public key cryptographic signing to validate user input
  • collection pages: use a stripped down verion of IssueTracker to create and summarize a collection of child pages. use for blogging, ???
  • transience: comments expire by default, unless edited into the main page's content
  • margin views: summary views of wiki pages intended for viewing along side a normal page view; may support simple operations (e.g. "add current page")


  • FamilyWiki?'s
  • every apt kid in an extended family strips down an old pc to autoboot into a browser and connect to the family wiki - and do nothing else.
  • that kid installs the pc at an elderly relative's house and instructs them on wiki basics.
  • get every household in an extended family set up that way<br> just imagine!


Can't imagine... --Samotnik, Tue, 18 Nov 2003 17:46:59 -0800 reply

...because don't understand at all. Change language a little, please.

Can't imagine... --DanMcMullen?, Tue, 18 Nov 2003 18:42:54 -0800 reply

you aren't alone Samotnik. :-)

this page is just a rough outline of some of the things that are on my mind wikiwise. to flesh all these ideas out would take a while, and many of them are still just in the idea stage.

is there anything in particular that we could discuss and clarify?

Can't imagine... --Samotnik, Wed, 19 Nov 2003 06:40:33 -0800 reply

Oh, no! Let's the ideas incubate :-)

Can't imagine... --dan mcmullen, Wed, 19 Nov 2003 07:00:13 -0800 reply

Samotnik wrote: >>> Oh, no! Let's the ideas incubate :-)<<<

darn! i like discussing this stuff. :-)

Hey --Wed, 29 Jun 2005 13:52:58 -0700 reply

What's going on around here?