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Call of... Help?

Looking for a few people, who'd be willing to work together to host, manage, and contribute to a Mastodon Wiki.

We want to decentralize stuff like this, and not everything has to be under Gargron.

It will be a great place to collect things like how to help out (with other stuff than code), who to contact.
Contact info for server admins.

I know there are a few WikiMedia people around, who's up for it?

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@Sylvhem Keep an eye on the thread and talk with the people who say the same ;)

@jd Find eachother in the replies.

@maloki We could do that in markdown on GitHub ;) Unfortunately the Mediawiki syntax is harder to learn / less usable outside wikis

@shalf wiki on github causes other issues, which is why it's been removed in the past.

@maloki Then mediawiki indeed, but multi-editing and locked pages are a bummer I wasn't missing 😬 Count me in. Let's find a cool sysadmin!

@maloki I'm not used to wiki's but I learn quick so if you want some translations in Dutch ...

Re this: Have French mastodon already built a wiki? Anything we could join in on with English?

Il y a déjà des pages wiki concernant Mastodon? (Pour joindre les pages à créer en anglais.) cc @maloki

@maloki Hi, we have translated docs for Framapiaf here We might get interested in building a multilingual wiki.

@tcit I think multi-lingual wiki would be preferred! :D

@maloki Actually is multilingual but focused on all Framasoft services, not only Mastodon.

@tcit tell everyone else!
I've delegated this to yall now! You can do this without me :)

@maloki You can also try using @translator to get a French translation next time :) @translator fr

@chris [fr] @maloki que vous pouvez également essayer d’utiliser @translator pour obtenir une traduction Français la prochaine fois  :)

@chris Neato, but I have followers who translate, and reshare more organically. @shalf
I'll keep it in mind in the future though :>

@maloki @shalf Then that's definitely better :D The machine translation isn't perfect anyways

@maloki I'm happy to help with documentation.
I already tried to contribute some to the project:

Hey guys, I'll be boosting you who reply to me on this. Find each other, let's get working! <3

@maloki Ive never worked with anything wiki related. I would love to help though. you can contact me at

@NetKitteh @maloki Can't find this account. Could you mention me from it please?

@shalf I think it may be an actual mail.. ? @NetKitteh

@maloki @NetKitteh Haha, and I was looking for a Fediverse account :silly: 🤣

@maloki Dreamhost does some automated MediaWiki deployment and management that you might find really useful- definitely recommend looking into them.

If you need an invite I might have something that will make it cheaper- lemme know if you want to look!

@vahnj I will not be in charge of this project.

@maloki ahh okay! if you get in contact with whoever will be feel free to pass to them that I'm open to giving a referral to dreamhost, it's been great for my experience with MediaWiki deployment

@vahnj I boosted your toot, not sure if people will be able to talk to you though because whitelisting.

@maloki possibly! I'm always on over at @vahnj as well so they can contact me there easily!

@maloki I don't think I have the skills or knowledge to help out, but I'm super jazzed about a Mastowiki

@maloki I LOVE WIKIS. I can't take on the task of admin or anything like that, but I would definitely contribute.

I can certainly donate the web hosting space necessary, assuming that hasn't been handled already.

@maloki It is nice to see that so many volunteered for this and so quickly – this means #Mastodon has a good future 👍

Current people who volunteered after this call for help re: a : we gather here.
Add yourself. Do not be shy. Let's do this.


@shalf I cannot open the link, loads forever :/

@shalf as soon as I complained, it worked, obviously.

@kyzh Am currently kicked off it myself, sent a nice ticket to the good people @Framasoft :p cc @tcit (which is a good thing, now am FORCED to go to bed, and not contract the 5am virus @Gargron
@maloki )

@shalf can yall untag me and gargron until there's a page up maybe? :)

@shalf @maloki I can work on starting up a wiki site for this when I get off work - in about 4 hours

@maloki @Admin Yup. Gotta go to bed, let's see what happens tonight ;) 👏🏾

@shalf @maloki

I have a quick and simple one up and running now @

Hopefully this is what you guys were looking for 🙃

@Admin Created user "shalf". Maybe check with other volunteers on the framapad if Doku Wiki is what everybody, specifically future sysadmins ready to volunteer, are ok with ;)

@Admin Thanks a lot for the quick setup anyway, going to bed! 😴

. @shalf np, and I'm open to feedback if anyone prefers another platform. Have a good night!

As per @maloki 's request - there is now a #MastoWiki up and running @
Feel free to contribute! If y'all think we should use a different platform, I'm open to suggestions!

@Admin ping @shalf ( I cant connect to the doc )

@maloki is it any better now, I see that @shalf was able to edit?

@Admin @maloki Wiki yes. Framapad seems dead. I ticketed, but it is not needed anymore: we haz . 'Night

@shalf le lien ne fonctionne pas apparemment, c'est une page sans contenu qui s'affiche (une surcharge ?)

@kozlika Sais pas, mais j'ai ajouté le lien dans le DokuWiki. Merci !

Well, @Admin was fast. A first prototype/iteration is already available online here as a DokuWiki (the first framapad link seems to be broken, maybe this community is a bit too eager to contribute 🤣):

I quickly copy/pasted there the .txt I could get from the framapad.


Merci à @Admin pour sa rapidité. Le premier prototype est un DokuWiki, disponible sur
On a été rapides à cramer le framapad, du coup j'ai rapidement extrait les premières données que vous y avez contribué, et les ai déjà posées sur le dit wiki.

Joyeuses contribution, perso je vais au lit !


@maloki Late on the game (I was on cooking duty, nay, pleasure this evening) but count me in for the "little hands that help where they can"

@citizenk people are working in a wiki ( you can find it in the replies somewhere )

@8zu that's the japanese one. :)
I mean if they want to go multi-language, we could work with them. :)

@8zu odd taht they didn't reach out to Gargron, or a toot in English ? that they were looking for other langauges. :)

@maloki what do you mean by mastodon wiki?

@maloki Are you looking for a decentralized wiki, also?

@maloki if nothing else please let me know when you have it up , I would love to at least contribute to this wiki

@ginsterbusch Good question. It was just what came to mind, because I also know people who work at WikiMedia Foundation, so I simply didn't know about other types. I guess.
I wasn't deciding what/which. I just thought it was a good general term for it.
I'm sorry.

mediawiki didnt invent it ;)
there are at least 100+ different wiki programs around :)
Dokuwiki has a few advantages over mediawiki:
1. it does not require a database (just a simple shared LAMP hosting account )
2. its easy to setup AND update
3. its markup is supporting and based on the Creole wiki markup standard to approx. 95 - 97%

@ginsterbusch TIL.
However, please keep in mind that I have CFS, so that means my mind can't always access all information it needs to. :)

@maloki interesting. my fiancee was recently diagnosed (by her GP) with Fibromyalgia. we are still waiting for a second diagnosis by a specialist though.

@maloki then I just gonna treat you (a bit) like her, and all is well :D

@maloki there is also - for finding the Wiki that is the right one for ones own perception :D

@maloki I'd be happy to host and administrate (yet another) a dokuwiki install, and of corpse also to contribute ;)

@ginsterbusch A big group of people is on this already since a few days (when I originally posted it) they are hosting one, but also trying to talk with the .jp wiki people because they were looking for english or other languages collaborators

@maloki @ginsterbusch i got an answer from they have now an english version set up, so people can contribute