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I'll have to explore this place a bit more. When I wrote to wikitech-l earlier, I hadn't realized the extent of what had been accomplished thus far here. So, I guess WikiIndex might be eventually deprecated in favor of this place? Just looking around briefly, I didn't happen to see any particularly lengthy descriptions of the various wikis, although the same could be said about WikiIndex; most articles there are pretty short. However, at WikiIndex there would be potential for someone to write 12 pages about a wiki and its history, mission, culture, technology, etc. if he wanted to. I like the skin that this site uses too, although it takes getting used to. -- (comment by User:Leucosticte at 15:52, 15 November 2013)
- Welcome to WikiApiary Leucosticte! WikiApiary is coming up on a 1 year birthday and I think it’s been a pretty great first year. I've done most of the programming behind the site with a ton of help also from Kghbln, and am working on a rewrite of the bots so it’s easier for others to contribute (cleaning the code, making it object oriented) and am also focused on a Farm class that can be inherited from to make it easier to harvest from farms or write generic robots to find and discover new wikis. MarkAHershberger is also considering ways to allow new wikis to add themselves when they setup. You mentioned WikiIndex and MarkDilley is registered here. I think WikiIndex and WikiApiary are very different. Notably, WikiApiary is only about the MediaWiki-verse, where WikiIndex is about the entire Wikiverse. WikiApiary is more about data, WikiIndex is more about text and background (as you highlighted). I've considered adding some timeline features to WikiApiary so that users and more importantly bots could start to build a history for a wiki. I had considered supporting non-MediaWiki wikis at one point, but no other wikis have such robust API's and now WikiApiary is so entrenched in the MediaWiki ecosystem I have little interest in trying to support others. Skin:Main Page and Extension:Main Page would be less useful if it were generic. For MediaWiki sites on WikiIndex it would be really cool to be able to feed a live infobox from WikiApiary with data on usage. Some sort of Widget or something. Anyway, just throwing out some comments. Welcome again! 🐝 thingles (talk) 15:42, 17 November 2013 (UTC) PS: If Extension:Echo is really working I think a bunch of people will be notified that they were just mentioned here.