A WikiNode page should contain:
About the local wiki:
Links to the neighborhood nodes:
Links to the other neighborhood:
Note that for non-English communities, reflection wikis typically exist in two languages (in the native language and English). This is necessary to separate language layers and to communicate experiences.
So, in a way, it is comparable to the TourBus, but with a slightly different philosophy and implemented in a different way.
Advantages (compared to the TourBus):
Disadvantages (compared to the TourBus):
Advantages of the TourBus:
Hint: WikiNodeIdea and TourBus are similar ideas and are not in a competition against each other. Use them both to connect your wikis as good as possible. Don't forget to look for and enter the various directory systems (like http://www.worldwidewiki.net/wiki/SwitchWiki or [GründerWiki:WikiVerzeichnis]). It's much harder to get into WikiPedia or OpenDirectoryProject (maybe consider entering these as long term goals).
Thanks Helmut for this page. TourBus and wiki-node are in no competition. I started putting a link to each othere if both TourBusStop and WikiNode exist on a wiki but I forgot recently. I have to take a look again, just hopped on the bus once in the beginning. On the open guide to london http://london.openguides.org/index.cgi?WikiNode I linked both systems, they combine pretty good I think. -- MattisManzel
Sorry, new idea about the node. It goes about like that:
The page RecentChangesOfOurNeighbors? shows the recent changes of the neighbors the community thinks are wikis in the neighborhood. It is triggered by a ranking of wikis on the list of neighbors on the wiki-node. Whoever, actively most likely the members of a community of a wiki sign neigbors they like. The neighbor wikis on the wiki-node get ranked by the number of their signs. On RecentChangesOfOurNeighbors? it lets you choose from how many neighbors you want to see the recent changes of. You choose 3 and get the three most favorite wikis of the community. Please see [s23-wiki: recent changes of our neighbors], please. + the discussion page, thx -- MattisManzel
Important yes. wiki-node, node-wiki, node-wiki-for-xxx-wikis (url NodeWiki?4XxxWikis), else small case what's small case: university, meat, ball, community. Big only what's really big-case: Berlin, Gründer (a German substaniv), Mattis-Manzel. The word "wiki" is always small-case. Use "-" a lot. It augments understandability. Kommunikations-Architektur-wiki, not Kommunikationsarchitektur-wiki, meat-ball-wiki, not meatball-wiki ;) K, to be thought about. But you'll admit that the first case it's usefull. How can we name node-wikis better? MattisManzel
The node-wiki-for-...-wiki idea lames. We will have maps that show us where within wikilandia centre-wiki are in use and these maps will have a (graphical) history that shows us how conglumeration develops. It will be dynamic. Therefor node-wik-for... lames. But for the moment and as we have no working wikilandia-wide processing of WikiMetaData? (camelcasing and hoping it's a link) yet the idea will do. Titels can be changed later (EditableTitle). -- MattisManzel
MattisManzel, 2005-11-27: university-wiki-centre, city wiki-centre, sounds good to me, far better than node-wiki.