For the time being, let us assume that I am going to invest some more time in the BlogNomic infrastructure on some weekends henceforth.
The first and biggest thing that’s needed attention for quite some time is the wiki. Our version of MediaWiki is ancient. It is also not easily upgradeable to something newer. What we’re probably going to have to do is just create a new MediaWiki installation and manually port everything over.
Unfortunately, that effort is made difficult by the huge amounts of spam on the current wiki. Fortunately, our version of MediaWiki provides a list of pages ordered by number of pageviews. That link shows the 500 most popular pages, and I don’t think many (if any) pages after that are going to be legit.
So. Excalabur’s idea is for us to have some sort of in-game benefit/reward for people who sift through those, mark them, and port the legit ones to the new wiki. I think that’s generally a good idea, but I have no idea what’s going on with the current dynasty.
So this is basically a Request for Comment on this general situation, to get people’s ideas and reactions, and maybe get some idea of what a good time to do this would be, etc etc.