Not much involved with Wikimedia stuff these days, but of course highly supportive of giving it a spin. :) OAuth integration w/ Wikimedia logins might be a blocker (you probably want to limit it to the Wikimedia-verse and make logins really easy).
social.* tends to be a commonly used prefix. Even if you ultimately standardize on different software, it could still live on that subdomain.
Update that I did propose this at WP:VPIL, so we'll see how that goes. (Don't go in & support it just because you read it here - that would make this post canvassing!)
@Gargron I've floated it on the English Wikipedia page devoted to incubating new ideas, to get a feel for how the community thinks about it. (Of course the other projects would also use it; this is just a first step.)
Based on that feedback, I'll take it to the wiki coordinating all WMF projects and see how that goes. The WMF will eventually make the decision about whether to perform this (unprecedented!) subdomain assignment.
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I'm not sure how everyone here can help - it's essential to avoid canvassing, though. A bunch of Mastodon users who've never edited participating in the conversation over there probably wouldn't go very well.
(Jimmy Wales isn't extremely involved in the project any more, although his talk page is very active.)
Not to inject negativity into this discussion, of course - it's just that the community is sometimes a bit suspicious of new things with no obvious benefit.
We have hijacked a discussion https://social.nasqueron.org/@deadsuperhero/99821868377192116 ... sorry for that!
@danielhglus @Gargron @brion @legoktm there are many ways that Wikimedia might integrate with the federated network. First simple steps are possible as suggested by @Dereckson - like publishing of Wikimedia Commons curated feeds.
I wish a better integration with MediaWiki were possible and maybe even the federated network could replace talk pages...!
I think regarding our Wikimedia instance it would make sense really only for the Foundation staff (similar what MIT, ThoughtWorks did etc.) - this way all the points from your email would have been addressed. However, that is not that kind of integration that we want and it could have an adverse effect on the community (closed wiki syndromme).