Welcome to the Space Data Wiki mini wiki at Scratchpad!
You can use the box below to create new pages for this mini-wiki. Make sure you type
[[Category:Space Data Wiki]] on the page before you save it to make it part of the Space Data Wiki wiki (preload can be enabled to automate this task, by clicking this link and saving that page. Afterwards, you may need to purge this page, if you still see this message).
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Note To Wiki Editors
This is a new wiki and is not yet fully setup. There are a few problems that need ironing out...
1. The links I give to new editable articles on this page (some have already been created!)..seem to exist in the larger scratchpad wiki and NOT as a subset of Space Data Wiki. I am looking into why this might be so. Please mail me if you know how to make sure a page is clearly part of THIS wiki!
For example the space exploration entry has been edited to be a general description of the subject...probably because it seems like a general Scratchpad entry rather than a "Space Data Wiki" entry (see what I mean ?
The space exploration entry is meant to be a definition written in the spirit of the project it comes under. I mean this as no critiscism of the editors...thankyou for participating! Just, as I say..there are a few "teething problems" :)
2. I am the only member of this project, so far, and am a little overstrectched If you want to join, and maybe become partly responsible for this Wiki, for example, then follow the links to the project below.
What is a Space Data Wiki ?
Spacedatawiki is an ambitious project with a scope, seemingly as large as space it's self. But it does have a well defined goal to allow participation by everyone in space exploration, short of actually going into space.
Think of this as a “Mediawiki for Space Exploration”. If you are not familiar with Mediawiki, Wikipedia or Wiki's in general, then I suggest you spend some time with them, or the potential social and scientific revolution that this project could provide to space exploration, will not be apparent to you.
Just to be clear, "Space Data Wiki" is the name of the software project, just like "Mediawiki" is the name of the software that powers Wikipedia. Resulting applications of this software could easily be called "Wikispace", "Marswiki" or "Astrowiki", depending on how the original software is implemented.
So what can you do ?
- Do you have an interest in space? What kind of participation would you like to see in this project?
- Are you a Scientist ? How could this project contribute to your research or allow you to put across concepts and discoveries to society?
- Are you a coder? Could you code for an international project, and be aware of some of the sociological issues that we see with Wikipedia (for example) ?
Contact the project ! AND/OR edit this wiki.
Barney M Holmes AKA DJBarney, Project Administrator, March 2007.