From: Dan Frankowski <dfrankow@cs...> - 2005-10-12 00:30:13
This is an email to get you to try WikiLens:
We've had 4-5 releases since I last emailed the PhpWiki list. We also have
- entries for 1705 movies. 492 albums, 396 books, 58 video games, 52
- 132 users (honestly around 10 active ones)
- 8400 ratings
This is a project essentially forked from PhpWiki 1.3.9. I'd love for
someone to look at reintegrating it (the source tarball is at
http://www.wikilens.org/wikilens-src.tgz). There are a bunch of changes
deep into the code, mostly about WikiDB, I think. Probably we should be
looking at merging, but our energy ran out waiting for 1.3.11.
WikiLens (http://www.wikilens.org) is a community-maintained repository
of opinion. Right now, opinions are expressed as ratings, comments, or
lists, which are digested to show people useful information. For
example, ratings are turned into recommendations, lists are mentioned on
each item page.
Think of Amazon, Epinions, MovieLens, or other web sites about things
(books, video games, movies, beers, vacation spots, plants, etc.) and
what people think of them, except WikiLens is non-commercial, editable
by all, open content, open source. Users can create items and even whole
categories! This is a wiki + recommender + social network (your buddies
influence your recommendations).
We are where Wikipedia was in 2001: a glorious idea to take over the
universe. That's where you come in! There are still tons of features to
add and bugs to squash. However, it's no fun without users, so create an
account and try us out! Rate a few things, create some items, make some
comments, invite some buddies. Remember, the most important thing is
your opinions; helping with the facts are good, but ratings or reviews
are even better. Most of all, have fun!
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