Peace Corps Wiki:To do list
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== Main Page ==
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Revision as of 21:11, 17 April 2009
Jobs on the wiki
Without a few key people that have set roles the wiki doesn't have a lot of consistency.
- News coordinator, capture in country for post every day/week.
- Contribution monitor, checking the contributions made to the wiki.
- Site Admin, (User:Willd) handles back end issues regarding the database, software, hosting and speed issues.
- Site Designer, Builds out the templates for new sections and insurances that pages are interlinked and have a flow between them.
- PC interfacer, (User:Mike) handles relationship with NPCA, PC, and FOIA related issues.
- Set permissions for various articles or sections of the articleson the wiki, example...this "to do list" should be on the wiki only viable to admins?
- RSS option on each page
- Listserve subscribe, or a tool so that you can be added to mailing list.
- Universal Login, Open login
- Option to make stat counter invisible: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:%24wgDisableCounters
Articles generated with a template.
- 300+ need update from old template
- Chris detailed some important aspects that could be refined on this form and extension.
- html link to a popup wiki page for each field.
- html link to a section on a single help page for the form. Locate this link (maybe behind an "?" icon) to the left of the pulldown box or at the end of the description.
- Explanation about the different pull down categories. Maybe another html link to the right of the pull down box linking to a different wiki page.
- Revise categories in pull downs
- Spell out abbreviations, I don't know what some of the words mean that describe a couple of fields.
- Getting two boxes to stack on a volunteer page needs to be considered from a format command/perspective.
- Form is currently in development
- Create site pages and region pages for all sites and regions currently in the Wiki using Template:Sitebox and Template:Regionbox
- Highlight the "Article of the month/Week" Celebrate great work the volunteer contributors to the site.
- Are direct links needed to content pulled from the PC site? ex:http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/History
Africa (region) : Malawi (country) : Malawi Articles (country category page) : Volunteer Group 1964-66 M3 :
Africa (region) : East Africa: Malawi (subregion?): Malawi (country, with country category included) :M1(Group 1964-66): Name (Volunteer)
Africa (region) : East Africa: Malawi (subregion?): Malawi (country, with country category included) :M1(Group 1964-66): Bubu (site)
Africa (region) : East Africa: Malawi (subregion?): Malawi (country, with country category included) :M1(Group 1964-66): Education (sector) Africa (region) : East Africa: Malawi (subregion?): Malawi (country, with country category included) : Bubu (site): Name (Volunteer)
Status: submitted FOIA request for group designations.
- Finish each country page redesign, see progress
- Regroup all subdivisions into each category. Example: "Category:Packing Lists" would have links to all country's packing lists; listed alphabetically by country. This link: Bangladesh goes to Bangladesh's packing list and not to country itself.
- Diversity and Cross-Cultural Issues
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Health Care and Safety
- History of the Peace Corps
- List of resources
- Living Conditions and Volunteer Lifestyles
- Packing List
- Also create category for 'Possible Issues' of different volunteers. (In parentheses is an online support group that may be able help in editing)
- Possible Issues for Female Volunteers 
- Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color 
- Possible Issues for Senior Volunteers
- Possible Issues for Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Volunteers  / 
- Possible Religious Issues for Volunteers
- Possible Issues for Volunteers with Disabilities
- Possible Issues for Married Volunteers 
- a rolling news for each country (RSS), Google sites or alerts, yahoo pipes
- Moderator for each country. Requirements:
- Active user
- Interested in the country
- Post new content and blog links weekly
- Powerful organizer for the wiki. The history of the PC is very important to it's present state.
- Waiting on FOIA docs for implementation (see below)
A couple of calendars can be made (one might be too big for everything)
- Calendar of RPCV events, "friends of" groups, reunions, etc.
- Official Peace Corps recruiting events on campuses, cities.
- Calendar of when groups are leaving for staging/swearing-in/COSing
- History of Peace Corps
Sources of information
- NPCA website, Friends of websites, regional RPCV websites
- Peace Corps main website
- Both from contributers, and hopefully the FOIA is current groups are included
- FOIA request of cohort data, and main Peace Corps website
- Multi-language pages
- Google maps
- Mash-up tool currently not able to dynamically pull from wiki database
- need a cron job to auto submit the site map daily
- RSS page feed
- needs to be implemented
- Page Voting, ranking
- need a plan to implement
- Add Wikitravel
- Available for wikipedia: template:wikipedia
- Appropedia link bar needed
- Anti spam restricting embedding of external images
- Link from Flickr only??
- copyright issues, consider Creative Commons
- For now see mappc.org
- Let get some recipes up on the wiki
- Thinking of either adding RSS and/or making each country page two pages
- Would like it more "Real-time", you can see the most recent journal entries within
- A specific countries (most recent volunteer entries on top)
- Sector (invitees only concerns with reading up on Education volunteers, for example; or even Education volunteers in The Gambia)
- individual volunteers (or group; user specified)
- Two websites general idea:
- Add a timeline for the history of Peace Corps service for each country. History of the Peace Corps in The Gambia would show from 1967-present exactly when each group arrived, swore in, and finished. Rough Example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_United_States_history_%281930-1949%29
- Add a timeline for the history of Peace Corps (as a whole). This might be quite big, so maybe break it up not only in countries (as above), but also years and months
- By year: 1972 . Shows a timeline for all countries of what happened in 1972. When did any group arrive/swear in/complete service. Example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972
- By month: January. Going down the list would be swearing in/arriving dates of groups through the 1960-present that happened in January. Example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_31 (The PC one could probably be the whole month...)
- Every cohort would have their own page, M16 for the 16th cohort to enter Mongolia
- Rough Example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Paterson (government official)
- The tables for cohorts would include: Arrival date, PST dates, Swearing in Dates, COS date, Group came before (link to that group's page), Group that came after (of if country closed), Assignment, Sector, Number of trainees. Maybe even a picture of the group (if someone would contribute) even two, before after.
- Page for each sector, showing which countries had those sectors and when.
- Page for each assignment
- For each year show which assignments closed/opened during that year and what countries (see above for timeline by year)