On 5/14/06, <b class="gmail_sendername">JWillard</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:<div><span class="gmail_quote"></span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
><br>How about theoubliette-wiki? (OED says: "A secret dungeon, access to<br>which was gained only through a trapdoor above...") It seems we've all<br>fallen into this particular oubliette. And Wolfe mentions its
<br>etymological significance as "a place of forgetting" - which seems<br>appropriately ironic for a venture trying to do the opposite. And who<br>else would get it?</blockquote><div><br>I don't really like that one. The meanings certainly are nice, but the word is too damn long.
<br></div><br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">Maru, you've asked about what kind of licensing we want. If you think<br>public domain is all right (I agree, I don't think lots of people will
<br>be interested in what we're doing) then, fine. It sounds like Wikia<br>wants a large audience to establish a wiki, and I don't know that we can<br>provide that.</blockquote><div><br>Alright, so that's two people for public domain.
<br></div><br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">I was wondering if we could do something like the portals at wikipedia:<br>instead of Ancient Greece Portal, we could have an Urth Portal, Whorl
<br>Portal, Latro Portal, etc. It seems to me that, optimally, any one of<br>these areas is begging for a tremendous amount of information, because I<br>think, ultimately, we're talking about having a page for every Wolfe
<br>character, every Wolfe creature, flower, building, etc., every key<br>concept (White Fountain, fuligin, etc.), and every theory (Severian's<br>lineage; Thecla as Secret Protagonist; Severian Clones, etc.) - and<br>that's just Urth. I'm sure people will want the same for The Wizard
<br>Knight, Peace, Fifth Head of Cerberus, etc. (I do.) If I'm just<br>reiterating something you've already proposed, I apologize. But it<br>seems to me we're talking about a potentially massive amount of stuff<br>and will need to be laid out to accomodate that. It seems to me the
<br>main page of the entire wiki should focus on Wolfe: links to categories<br>like biography, influences (I'd like to see more on connections between<br>his work and Nabokov's, for example), bibliography, etc. and to the
<br>portals for the different books/series? I don't know: I'm tired and<br>I'm probably just babbling a bunch of obvious things.<br><br>Jason</blockquote><div><br>Of course we can do Portals- I believe they are a general Mediawiki feature. But they require a lot of content to be really useful, and so it's a bit premature IMO to discuss'em.