There's a plan to turn Couchwiki into the Trustroots Wiki.
- change domain
- add DNS record wiki.trustroots.org
- change logo
- change MediaWiki name
- links from www.trustroots.org
- inform more people
- post on fb group and page
- blog post at ideas.trustroots.org
- improve articles, change mentions and links to "couchsurfing" into trustroots (and bewelcome, warmshowers)
- what else?
Feedback from Couchwiki
- I'm probably the last one standing: Yes, there is no significant activitiy here anymore and some stuff is broken (i. e. wikilinks for flags) for ages. I just follow the recent changes feed and clear out spam. So the dead of couchwiki won't be a loss for the world. Still, just moving (instead of copying) everything to trustroots feels a bit like hijacking to me. (And it's only possible because guaka runs it. And I may see it this way because I left trustroots after a very shot time and didn't followed it anymore.) Midsch (talk) 16:24, 5 December 2018 (CET)
- Good to see you here, Midsch!
- I'm the first one to completely agree that it feels a bit like hijacking. I didn't propose this, I just posted on meta.trustroots.org to improve couchwiki. But when it was proposed I thought it was a good idea.
- So I hope this transition can be considered a benevolent hijack? (It also reminds me of how some people hear "hijacking" when others say "hitchhiking" :)
- Overall I prefer less things to maintain than more. Setting up a complete new wiki (and writing a script to copy everything) would be extra work and not much is gained by keeping Couchwiki in a zombie state that will at some point be taken over by spambots...
- (Which reminds me of Alex Steinhart's hospitality wiki, long gone and almost completely forgotten after it was unmaintained and killed by spam. I kinda think it's nice to not let all this information here end up at archive.org, where no one can even find it. Or the end of the original CouchSurfing wiki in 2009.)
- I'd also like to find a way to ensure that the wikis I'm hosting will survive myself (esp. hitchwiki, and also trashwiki), in the future Trustroots Foundation could be that way. guaka (talk) 16:40, 5 December 2018 (CET)