Subject: [NYCGA-IWG] Re: Wiki Meeting Tonight! (please forward widely!)
From: "" <>
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 22:31:02 -0700 (PDT)
To: internet working group

Also, are you folks following the technical wiki at all, we can use
this for team/project communications while working on the global wiki

On Nov 3, 11:22 pm, "" <> wrote:
Yes, sounds good to have a specific workspace.  How did e meeting go

Also clarify the term semantic wiki?

On Nov 2, 7:32 am, felipe ribeiro <> wrote:

Should we fork the wiki group list from the FLO, IWG & digital strategy
lists? It's a balancing act between inclusiveness vs spamming people who
aren't interested. I think it might make sense to split, but I wondered if
anyone had any thoughts on this? On the other hand, if anyone knows people
from Interoccupation, Outreach, or ANY OTHER WG/List, please Forward!!! We
need to get a sense of how folks would use the wiki/what their real use
cases would be.

Folks interested in setting up a movement-wide wiki are meeting* TONIGHT, @
29 Broadway at 6:30pm.*  [note: if there is some kind of problem with the
location at the last minute, email devin @ or felipe

So far confirmed are the following peeps, *most of whom* can make it
tonight (the more the merrier!):


One question:

*Does anyone have experience with or knowledge about semantic wikis?*
In the course of searching for a good WYSIWYG plugin for Media Wiki (for
now, the current default platform solution until we have an argument for
another platform), I found a really interesting Semantic wiki extension.
From what I understand, it allows us to create forms/templates, guiding
data entry. Then, users can  create a custom sort/query on the data, not
unlike a spreadsheet.

I see this as great depending on how the data is entered, allowing people
to find data from the same working groups, across locations. Would speed up
the learning process, cut down on redundancy, etc. I wrote about it at
length, excerpted below, here:

but first, here's the online demo; I'm trying to get it installed on a test
wiki on my own server, but my programmer skillz are..., rather, they simply
aren't :-)


Excerpt describing a possible wiki for the entire OWS movement: (full
article at the above URL)

So, for instance the wiki page for OccupyChicago would have landing pages
with links to each of the following sections and subsections, all generated
via templates in the wiki, so each occupation could simply plug in and fill
in their assets, projects, and goals/strategies (the following labels in
quotes are NOT meant as final taxonomies, merely illustrative examples):
Working Group Assets:

“[Working Group Name] Online Tools” (any relevant workspaces/wikis/websites
for collaborative work)

“[Working Group Name] Discussions Archives” (links to previous
conversations in the form of archived forums/lists)

“[Working Group Name] Offline Resources” (Local supportive organizations,
allies, spaces, sources for supplies or other support)

“[Working Group Name] Member Profiles” (links to individual occupiers
websites, twitter, RSS feeds, etc

“[Working Group Name] News/Tags” (links to location specific and/or
group-specific RSS feeds, Twitter streams, specific hashtags used to post
content, specific stories that the group as a whole should be aware of – ie
instances of sabotage, hacking, impersonation, or any malfeasance of any
kind, coming from either within the movement or from the outside.

Project/Action-Related Content:

“[Working Group Name] Already Implemented Suggestions” (Working group
specific, self explanatory)

“[Working Group Name] Specific Projects Underway” (Working group specific,
self explanatory)

“[Working Group Name] Discarded Proposals” (Working group specific, self

“[Working Group Name] Proposed Projects” (Working group specific, self

“[Working Group Name] Urgently Needed” (Working group specific, self

“[Working Group Name] I am Offering” (Working group specific, self
Strategy/Objectives Related Content:

“[Working Group Name] Abstract Arguments/Ideas for Moving Forward”

“[Working Group Name] Debates/Unresolved Issues”

“[Working Group Name] Consensus Agreed Upon Short Term Objectives”
(CAUSTO?) (Working group specific, self explanatory)

“[Working Group Name] Consensus Agreed Upon Medium Term
Objectives” (CAUMTO?) (Working group specific, self explanatory)

“[Working Group Name] Consensus Agreed Upon Long Term
Objectives” (CAULTO?) (Working group specific, self explanatory)

See y'all tonight!