Mobile menu

The “quiddity” of WikiWords
Thread poster: xxxmediamatrix
xxxmediamatrix
Local time: 04:21
Spanish to English
+ ...
Apr 19, 2007

It’s about one year and one week since WikiWords was launched: www.wikiwords.org .

What happened to the birthday party? Did I miss it?

Maybe the answer lies here:

The most recent input to WikiWords from any Proz.com staff member appears to have been on 7 December when Colin Brady, then (at least) wearing the WikiWords developer’s hat, set up a new ‘Concept of the Day’: quiddity.

The most recent response from staff to a question, a bug report or any other matter raised in the WikiWords forum dates from 27 September.

From what I can recall, Henry’s last forum appearance dates from around … August.

Since the end of November, several WikiWords enthusiasts have made repeated - and totally vain - attempts to get information from staff about the future of the project. Since that time the forum has almost totally dried up - and there has been precious little new content added.

In the eary days of WikiWords there was much lively forum discussion about the core concept of WikiWords - its quiddity, in fact - and how it differs from the many other open dictionary projects on the Web. But I guess it’s only now that we have a clear idea as to WikiWords’ quiddity. What makes WikiWords different is that while other projects go on from strength to strenght, WikiWords has been abandoned by its creators, casting adrift hundreds if not thousands of users and contributors, their efforts sadly wasted…

So, Happy Birthday, WikiWords! ’twas good fun while it lasted!

MediaMatrix

PS: In case anyone is wondering, quiddity is defined in WikiWords as The essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other.


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Henry Dotterer
Local time: 03:21
SITE FOUNDER
We are going to take an alternative approach Apr 20, 2007

Your criticism is well-founded. However, the passion and participation of a handful of members last year helped Colin to create, in my opinion, a great open dictionary engine. The problem was in the approach we took to inviting participation. We are planning to take a different tack in order to re-energize the project. Hopefully the effort put forth by you and others will not have been in vain.

Direct link Reply with quote
 
Niraja Nanjundan  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:51
German to English
Thanks MediaMatrix Apr 20, 2007

Thanks for bringing this up. I haven't visited Wikiwords for ages, but I was wondering what happened to it.

Best regards,
Niraja


Direct link Reply with quote
 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

Moderator(s) of this forum
Maria Castro[Call to this topic]

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

The “quiddity” of WikiWords

Advanced search


Translation news





LSP.expert
You’re a freelance translator? LSP.expert helps you manage your daily translation jobs. It’s easy, fast and secure.

How about you start tracking translation jobs and sending invoices in minutes? You can also manage your clients and generate reports about your business activities. So you always keep a clear view on your planning, AND you get a free 30 day trial period!

More info »
PerfectIt consistency checker
Faster Checking, Greater Accuracy

PerfectIt helps deliver error-free documents. It improves consistency, ensures quality and helps to enforce style guides. It’s a powerful tool for pro users, and comes with the assurance of a 30-day money back guarantee.

More info »



All of ProZ.com
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs