[tz] Using MediaWiki / Wikidata

Lester Caine lester at lsces.co.uk
Tue Sep 10 21:52:13 UTC 2013

Tobias Conradi wrote:
> was: Re: [tz] [PATCH 3/3] * europe (Europe/Vaduz): Now a link to Europe/Zurich.
> On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 7:29 PM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
>> It may well make sense to organize what is currently tz commentary
>> into something that is, well, a bit more organized.  The format
>> I'm most familiar with is MediaWiki, for what it's worth.
> And here is some infrastructure using MediaWiki:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Tz_database
> E.g.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa/Luanda
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America/Indiana/Indianapolis
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia/Novosibirsk
> But there are vandalizing admins around, e.g. Anthony Bradbury:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&page=Time+in+Africa
> Another option could be to use wikidata, e.g.
> Asia/Novosibirsk
> https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q4806295
> and put evidences and for time offsets there.

Personally I have no time for wikipedia since we had a lot of well written 
material removed in the past because some other editors decided they did not 
like it. So I have no confidence that any material posted would remain clean or 
even available. I think that a 'private' wiki is much more appropriate given 
that what we are going to archive is evidential material? With publicly 
accessible sandboxes for providing new material. Which is then managed based on 
it's suitability for inclusion?

I could live with mediawiki format, but I much prefer clean html documents using 
ckeditor. And adding interactive packages is something I don't find particularly 
easy with those type of systems anyway.

Is there somewhere appropriate to host a service Paul? I'm happy to run 
something on my servers, but I suspect the load may be quite high ;)

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