Future of The Wiki Project, aka Comixpedia Dot Org
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 30, 2007 - 13:14
We're coming up on the two year anniversary of starting the wiki-based webcomic encyclopedia (hosted at comixpedia dot org). It's a useful site that by design will always cover much more ground about webcomics than Wikipedia. Other sites in the webcomic-o-sphere can reuse it's content b/c of its GNUFDL approach to copyright (The webcomic bookmarking site, Piperka, for example includes links to Comixpedia.org entries in its directory).
What it needs now, however, is enthusiastic and committed leadership dedicated to maintaining this project and helping to develop a more active community around it. After thinking about it a lot this year I know I'm not the person to do that. Realistically, I don't have the time for it (I struggle to carve out just the time spent here at comixpedia.com).
So I'm in need of a plan for the future of the webcomic wiki. A future without my direct involvement. What I'm potentially offering to a person or an entity is my assistance in transferring the backend of the current site to a new host, the url comixpedia.org and/or the name Comixpedia.
It needs to be a plan that I think has a reasonable chance of success in terms of people, organization and resources. I don't know what that plan is right now, but I hope to blast this post far and wide enough online to get some interest going in coming up with a workable plan. So, ahem, feel free to repost this message elsewhere...
If you want to participate in this discussion or better yet, pitch a plan, comment here or email me at xerexes at comixpedia dot com. Thanks!