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Sunir is considering setting a goal of rebasing Meatball on http://www.bibdex.com. Let's have a discussion about it.
- Better user interface
- Easier to administrate
- Easier to defend against attacks
- Codebase continues to evolve
- More likely to attract contributors
- UseRealNames policy will be stronger with email verification and/or FacebookConnect? or OAuthConnect? (whenever that is implemented).
- Professional server administration
- Bibdex feature profile is not the same as MeatballWikis?.
- We'd lose some time-honoured principles like KeptPages (in favour of infinite version history) and the RightToVanish (although publicly you will be able anonymize your own Bibdex profile, site admins will know)
- Syntax is not the exact same. The EmphasisPatterns and NoWiki? syntax are different, for instance. On the other hand, Bibdex allows for different syntax parsers per space so we can stick with the UseModWiki syntax if we really wanted to.
- Bibdex is not open source.
- Cannot benefit from volunteer server administrators
- Mix of contributors may tend back to professionals
- Will Sunir have more time / motivation to contribute again?
- Bibdex's marketing could indirectly market of MeatballWiki
- Are we ok with FreeLinks?
- We need to keep the meatballwiki.org domain
- We need to keep the MeatballWikiCopyright
- We need to keep the MeatballOwnership? separate from Bibdex Inc.
This change would be significant culturally. At least, I hope it would.
I personally came to a point years ago where I felt WikiCulture is not as interesting as Meatball itself. I left this place to be itself, but it has withered. I'd like to adapt Meatball to get it back to a place where it is a repository of high quality knowledge about how to operate human organizations through technology. The mandate was to last 50 years or more, so the only way forward is to change. -- SunirShah
Thanks Sunir. #vote:1 - Not a lot of time, but enthusiast to test and maintain the old index LangueFrançaise. -- ChristopheDucamp
The nice thing about Bibdex is that it has the notion of groups and subscriptions. Right now the French and English pages seem to be fighting for attention, but Bibdex could enhance both. There is no reason why meatballwiki-fr should not be more vibrant than meatballwiki-en. -- SunirShah