We're building a wiki for Portland, and we'd like you to help!
- Feel free to add some article ideas or just start writing articles!
- Are you a policy nerd? Portland wiki policies is a place to develop a baseline of policies, guiding principles, etc. for the wiki.
- Wikipedia Oregon Portal
- Oregon Encyclopedia
- Silicon Florist
- Portland Weblog Planet
Interviews and culture
- brief interview with Ward Cunningham and Jimmy Wales, two giants of the wikiverse. full interview (may require login with library card)
- An interview with WikiProject Oregon, the folks working on Oregon-related Wikipedia content
- Blog and audio archive from Think Out Loud program on WikiProject Oregon and the Oregon Encyclopedia
Other civic wikis
Many other cities have established general wikis, with varying levels of success. There is a long list at WikiIndex. DavisWiki, Santa Cruz Wiki, ArborWiki, RichmondWiki and Bloomingpedia are a few of the longer-standing and more successful ones. (also see AboutUs:List:Civic Wiki)
Other Portland wikis
moved to WikiNode
- TypeWith.Me etherpad collaboration space
- On wiki discussion about the wiki or whatever else... maybe...
What do you guys think about installing the MediaWiki Extension "InstantCommons", which would make it possible to embed photos and other media from Wikimedia Commons? I think it would be really useful. (Of course, it's still nice to have the ability to upload stuff here locally, I'm not suggesting we turn that feature off.) -Peteforsyth (talk) 08:16, 28 July 2010 (PDT)
I think it would be really excellent if we could embed Google Maps (or similar, like maybe Open Street Map). Here's something I did a while ago on AboutUs, which I think shows the potential: [South Tabor neighborhood map
Doing it that way is pretty tedious, you have to be willing to work with a bunch of code. So I'm not suggesting we use the same extension/approach that AboutUs does. But, the "My Maps" feature has embed code -- is there a way to make that work on our wiki?? -Peteforsyth (talk) 10:32, 12 October 2010 (PDT)