Great idea. This is almost a more fluid generalization of the current situation. Right now, a few different wikis are interconnected with InterMap links. You could think of the totality as one big wiki with different RecentChanges "regions" being delineated by the bounds of the individual wikis. Your idea allows the RecentChanges region to be calculated on the fly for each wiki page (within a single wiki PageDatabase, but this could eventually be extended).
The other differences are that different wikis can have different wiki software and social norms. Of course, given a large enough wiki with your idea applied, different norms might develop in different regions.
Perhaps we should move your idea to the page RecentNearChanges?? Both the current RecentNearChanges? and your scheme can be thought of as special cases with different metrics for "near".
I think this is mostly an extension of RecentRelatedChanges. --MartinHarper
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