> It's familiar, because it's what is used on Wikipedia
> It's separate from wiki farms, such as Wikispaces, Wikidot, Socialtext, Wetpaint, or Wikia. i.e. it involved more than just completing a sign-up form. Although this demands maintenance, it means we’re ad-free, and we have full control over our content.
If we get the wiki off the ground, it could help us to all arrive at a better shared understanding of utilitarianism. It could help anyone, utilitarian or otherwise, to learn how to make the world better. But a Wiki isn’t just a repository of knowledge. Just as the existence of the Wikipedia community proves something about people’s devotion of science, the existence of a Wiki Felicifia could become a monument to utilitarianism. It could defy critics by showing that utilitarianism can be comprehended and implemented. Of course, it will bring new people to Felicifia, but more importantly, it will provide a challenge and a sense of direction to utilitarians.
So what next? The wiki is fully functioning. We could edit it right away. But I suggest that we would be better served to make some preparations first:
1. We should consolidate other utilitarian wikis with Wiki Felicifia. There is Alan Dawrst’s Reducing Suffering Wiki, as well as at least one other project that I am aware of.
2. We should gather a launch team. We should ideally gather at least around five people, especially considering that Arepo is time-poor at the moment. Please post if you’re interested.
3. We should choose a launch period. It should last at least a week.
4. During the launch period, we should gather previously new and old members. In my experience, the main thing that a wiki needs to survive is a strong community. So recruitment will be the main thing we need to launch the wiki. When Arepo and I recruited over a year ago when Felicifia moved, we used forums and we used facebook. It was effective. This time, we should become even more resourceful.
If the launch of Wiki Felicifia fails somehow, then we will gain more information by having acting decisively. We will know that we have given it our best shot, and that the creation of a utilitarian wiki will not be possible again for some time. We will have also saved ourselves from spending huge volumes of time on a Wiki that is unpopular.
In summary: I made a wiki, with the help of James Evans. We should popularize it, partially to spread the understanding of utilitarianism, and to enrich this utilitarian community. We’ll get the best outcome by recruiting decisively. Let me know if you’re interested.