Proposal talk:Wikimedia Help (A single wiki to centralize all of the help content)

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See also the original talk page: meta:Talk:Wikimedia Help.

Wikibooks

Wikibooks is a Wikimedia project for textbooks - as such, we can and do host help textbooks for MediaWiki and specific Wikimedia projects. There is no need to have an additional wiki when we can have structured texts developed in a pre-existing project whose scope explicitly includes such materials. Thanks Mike.lifeguard | @meta 19:11, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

Impact?

Some proposals will have massive impact on end-users, including non-editors. Some will have minimal impact. What will be the impact of this proposal on our end-users? -- Philippe 00:00, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

Meta and MediaWikiWiki

How this new wiki should be more effective than Meta and MediaWikiWiki? Why can't we translate content there? The problem is, perhaps, that it should be possibile to automatically include Meta's help pages on all wikis. We have many help pages duplicated on several wikis which are not on Meta. --Nemo 21:14, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Displaying content from help.wikimedia.org on every other wiki

It's not just a new wiki that's needed, but a way of making that content appear and be searchable on other wikis.

Content from help.wikia.com automatically appears on almost every English language Wikia (and content from hilfe.wikia.com on every German Wikia etc). The local wiki can edit the page to categorise it, add interlanguage links, or to add additional wiki-specific content to the top. Alternatively, they can redirect the page to a local help page instead of using the central help content.

It would be especially useful if third party users of MediaWiki could also choose to display content from help.wikimedia.org without the painful process of trying to import help pages from mediawiki.org.

Angela 12:44, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

It's been proposed several times before, but I don't know of any efforts to make it happen. My first-step proposal is bugzilla:12306. I don't think a new wiki for this purpose is necessary. That bug asks for Meta to be used, which I think makes sense, although there is now some effort to get public domain documentation up at mediawiki.org  — Mike.lifeguard | @meta 22:44, 29 November 2009 (UTC)