Topic: Wikicha Administravia
This thread is for general ideas wrt advancing tea on the net, not even specifically wikicha, we can build our own pages if things don't fit the model of a wiki. Other ideas I have currently is a blog aggregator based around this group - the livejournal page is not blog agnostic, one aggregator is manually maintained by a single person, and the last one is owned by a commercial vendor with a serious signal to noise problem. Our first topic for improvement is The Glossary.
Will and I had a chat earlier about building out a glossary of tea terms (think Babelcarp) on wikicha.
Why is this better than Babelcarp?
- Searchable, sortable as a complete set.
- Anyone can add or edit
- Easy to edit in batch
- Indexed by Google, both lets users find meaningful results directly from their search engine and raises the profile of wikicha in search engines,
- You may happen upon something you didn't even know you are looking for!
So we will start by building a simple wiki table with the following columns: pinyin, simplified characters, traditional characters, wiki article link, English description.
When I have a prototype ready to go, I'll link it on this thread so folks can have a look.