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Nomadwiki is a wiki for nomads, started by some of the same community who brought you Trustroots, Hitchwiki, Trashwiki, Couchwiki, Sharewiki and more.

There's always something to do here! Pick a task or add more

Quick tasks

Articles that need love

Article/topic wishes

Write content from these sources to Nomadwiki

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  • Check these FB groups for useful info: Hitchgathering, Some CS groups?

New articles just created and could use a proof-reading

These articles can be read once or twice, some people can add some infos, and they should be linked to other articles to make appear in the wiki. For example, you could search 'vaccination' or 'vaccine' on Nomadwiki, take the articles mentioning it and put an quick link instead of just text (like this: vaccines).

Semantics

  • I added "introduction" field to country articles and moved "free text" to the footer (it used to be on top). Now a lot of intro texts are at the footer of the article, we just have to go trough the country articles and move them back to top. -Mikael (talk) 00:39, 17 December 2015 (CET)
I never created forms in wikis so far. For now templates always were sufficient and easier to maintain. But maybe I find the time someday. Also the power of semantic requests like maps look promising. --Traumschule (talk)

This wiki is using Semantic MediaWiki extension (Chat in #semantic-mediawiki @ freenode.org). Please take some time reading this page. Most important is to store structured data in templates instead of only hierarchical categories:

"Improved data structure. MediaWiki wikis tend to make heavy use of categories for structuring data. While these are generally helpful, consider the category on Wikipedia called "1620s births"; if the information in these pages were stored using SMW, these categories could be replaced by simple semantic values, reducing the need for a complex classification system. In addition, if semantic markup within the wiki is stored within templates, otherwise known as semantic templates, a wiki can easily gain a solid data structure. And the Page Forms (formerly Semantic Forms) extension lets administrators create forms for adding and editing the data within semantic templates, thus making the addition of semantic information even easier and more straightforward than using regular wiki text."

We use templates/forms for cities, countries, communities and transport companies, more to come in the future. For all of them a special template form exists. Open for example the city template to see the data structure. You can copy it to new or existing articles and they will be recognizes as city by MediaWiki, the software of this platform. (actually the Semantic extension inserts boxes at the end of those pages, while the wiki database stores articles as text just as normal. The difference to normal wikis is, that there are more tables in the database to structure data, depending on the variable names defined in templates)

Users can now add requests to pages, to show a map, show events as table or timeline:

{{#ask: [[Category: City]] |?Has coordinates | format = map | center = {{#var:coord}} | zoom = 13 }} {{#ask: [[Category:Event]] |?Has start date = start |?Has end date = end |format=table |sort=Has start date |order=desc |limit=200 }}

For example to show the list of communities:

{{#ask: [[Category:Community]] }}

will result in

{{#ask: }}