OrthodoxWiki:Project Ideas

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OrthodoxWiki has been serving as a directory, an encyclopedia, and an archive of Orthodox images. Soon, we will launch OrthodoxSource, which is to be a repository for Orthodox images, audio, video, and documents. This will serve to clarify the mission of each site and provide a space to build in a different direction.

Many other projects are possible as well. In some cases, new wikis, tied in to OrthodoxSource as a common image and media repository, would be beneficial. [[User:FrJohn|I] am willing to handle the technical side of things and arrange for hosting, etc. - but I can't develop these projects alone. They will take a lot of community involvement to build.

I am curious to know what kinds of projects seem most interesting or fruitful to build.

Wikimedia Projects

By way of example, WikiMedia (the foundation that oversees Wikipedia) has the following projects:

Future Possibilities

OrthodoxQuotes - A huge collections of Patristic quotes?

OrthodoxTexts - A place to post full text (public domain, etc.) books (separate from OrthodoxSource, where they would probably be posted as PDFs instead?)

OrthodoxSites - Something like WikiIndex or AboutUs.com, but that caters specifically to the Orthodox community?

OrthodoxBooks - Summaries of Orthodox books and authors

OrthodoxBlogs - A catalogue of Orthodox Blogs, categorizing them by license (full copyright or Creative Commons), themes (theology, politics, personal life, parish life, technology, etc.), jurisidiction, and locale, with descriptions, links, and RSS feeds for each.


Any other ideas?