A word wiki/Wiki can be used for myriad of concepts and web apps. Would this site be a catch-all thing for all of these? But I'm pretty sure that no one wants questions on wikipearl the edible food wrapper. So where do we draw the line?
Some of these are already covered within existing Q&A sites [listed in square brackets]. Are we going to start having them migrated? I'm curious about what other guys have in mind.
Parts of these would surely have overlapping aspects, but can result in vastly different communities.
- a wiki software/website/system, in general: a category of web application allowing collaborative work [existing questions found in Stackoverflow, Superuser, Webapps, Webmasters]
- the concepts embodied by wiki systems, such as "mass collaboration" or "dispersed knowledge"
- installation/usage/management of self-hosted MediaWiki, PukiWiki, or any other specific wiki software [Stackoverflow, Superuser, Webmasters]
- technical questions on usage/management of Wikipedia and its sister projects: operated by Wikimedia Foundation using MediaWiki software [Stackoverflow, Webapps]
- technical questions on usage of other wikis already hosted and available as a web site, such as Ganfyd or those hosted at Wikia
- more project-oriented questions (so to say) rather than technical, such as questions on making good encyclopedic resources or maintaining a healthy community
- wikitext: the markup syntax for editing wikis, used by above softwares (can vary from one software to another) [Stackoverflow]
- websites that started out as a wiki but are no longer, such as WikiLeaks
- non-software items, such as wikipearl
(I'm pretty sure the last two won't fit in)
If we're going to have a site, my personal opinion is that we definitely need a clearly-defined scope and clarifications prominently displayed.