May 14, 2008

Tough Questions On Wikia Search

Paul Vixie, who runs Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), recently posted a list of questions regarding Wikia Search (the Wikipedia-model search engine). Excerpted below:

1. why is ISC's the only backend?

2. why is Wikia's the only frontend?

3. who is driving the syndication model?

4. what else is [the project lead] working on?

5. who else is working on this, outside of wikia?

6. where are the mini-articles stored?

7. ... where are the white papers, journal articles, and outreach glossies explaining what the new world of internet search could look like ...

8. has anybody reached out to yahoo and microsoft ...

He said these, not me :-).

Jimmy Wales wrote back that he'd respond, so we'll see.

[Update: Jimmy Wales replies ]

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in wikia-search | on May 14, 2008 11:59 PM (Infothought permalink)
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I'm still waiting for Jimmy Wales to respond to a question of mine from December 24, 2007, where he said, "but you did flat out lie", and I asked him "how do you mean, exactly", and then he's responded to me a couple of times in the months since, saying he still means to get back to me on this. I mean, how do you CALL SOMEONE A LIAR, then take months to NOT respond to the question, "In what way did I lie?"

I loved this response:

Posted by: Gregory Kohs at May 15, 2008 02:33 PM

Jimbo did reply privately to me on Facebook. He has retracted his statement that claimed that I lied to him. Progress. And it only took 5 months.

Posted by: Gregory Kohs at May 18, 2008 11:34 AM