The ShoutWiki staff have been busy improving our sites for the last few days.
It is safe to say that we have left the “hidden in the basement” stage of development and stepped into the public with our “beta site“, that we call the “Hub”. It will serve the role of a central wiki for the coordination of all sites – it is the site to look for feature documentation, staff contact details and support.
It is also the place to start your own wiki, if you wish to. If you don’t want to start a wiki, you can browse the list of ShoutWiki-hosted wikis and join an existing one!
In addition to English, ShoutWiki Hub is available in Finnish (Suomi) and Dutch (Nederlands) — so come and join us today!
If you have any questions, don’t hesistate to ask! ShoutWiki offers many different ways of communication, ranging from traditional e-mail to IRC channels and more…
it’s been a busy summer here at ShoutWiki, and I’d like to tell you a bit about all the cool stuff we’ve developed during summer 2009!
- SharedNewtalk — cross-wiki notifications of new messages on your personal talk pages. For example, when user A leaves a message on your talk page on wiki B and user C leaves a message on your talk page on wiki D, you will be notified about all of these messages the next time you log in to ShoutWiki. Cool or what?
- Commenting and Voting — social commenting and voting is available on request, also for wikis that do not use the social tools package.
- New skins — we’ve developed a bunch of new premium skins! Stay tuned for more…
- Special:Interwiki — want to know what interwiki prefixes are available on your wiki? Or interlanguage prefixes? We thought so and decided to improve the existing Special:Interwiki extension in order to make your life a bit easier.
- New languages — ShoutWiki supports lolcat and Pig Latin variants of English language. Have you ever seen a wiki with lolcat or Pig Latin as the default? I bet you haven’t, because these language variants are unique to ShoutWiki.
I would also like to thank our hard-working beta testers and staff members for all the work they’ve done during the summer. Without you, we wouldn’t be here now.