WikiCrisis

Never in the history of mankind has there ever been a place, virtual or physical, where governments of all levels in the entire world can come together to collaborate and share vital information to accomplish a common goal.

This is a proposal for a new WMF sister project.
Wiki Crisis
The logo for the project, if you already have one
Status of the proposal
Statusunder discussion
Details of the proposal
Project descriptionA site where anyone in the world can get vital information about Covid-19. The main page will contain links for each country Each country page will contain links for it's states/provinces. Each state/province page will contain links for it's cities/towns.
Is it a multilingual wiki?Only the main page or pages that applies to everyone in the world needs to be translated to different languages. A page specific to a country or locality will be in a language understood by the citizens.
Potential number of languagesThe main page will be in at least the major languages.
Proposed taglineStop Covid-19
Proposed URLwikicrisis.org/covid19, or covid19info.org
Technical requirements
New features to requireThe site will require a very simple database framework (e.g. php-mysql) to give the statistical totals in real time. Example, total Covid-19 cases, deaths, recoveries, etc ...
Development wikihttp://covid19.wiki-site.com (prototype)
Interested participants
Ian Crystal,

WikiCrisis can be a very effective but simple and no cost weapon in combating the coronavirus. Here is a sample I created: http://covid19.wiki-site.com/index.php/Main_Page

For example, WikiCrisis/Covid19 can be a collaboration tool allows anyone in the world to get vital information about the Covid-19 pandemic in his/her local community, organization, village/baranggay, city, province/state, country and the world all in one central location. Each community, village/baranggay, city, province/state and country is responsible for creating and maintaining their own Covid-19 information page. This allows leaders at various levels to give timely updates or changes on statistics and quarantine orders and instructions to their constituents. This also allows leaders to monitor the latest news and status of other jurisdictions near them, below them or above them so they can make better decisions and collaborate with other leaders. The leaders can give instructions to their citizens on the best way to contact them for questions and concerns. This allows anyone to monitor or get up to date status of their hometown if they happen to be far away so they can make better decisions in helping their love ones.

Based on my observations, many people are clamoring for a single go to place to seek vital information about the Covid-19 pandemic. People are worried sick about their love ones due to lack of information.

The great thing about this idea is that it can be used for future pandemics, epidemics or other calamities or natural disasters. I do not wish or expect any credit or acknowledgment on this idea. I simply want to help.

Wikipedia can deploy this weapon to the entire world by simply insert an announcement in all your Wikipedia pages to ask the user to create a covid-19 Wikipedia page and pressure the media and their administrative head of government (mayor, governor, president/prime minister) to inform the public about it. Here's a sample message:


sample message --------------------------------

Dear fellow citizens of the world,

Anyone in the mood for making history? Never in the history of mankind has there ever been a place, virtual or physical, where all levels of government in the entire world comes together to collaborate and share vital information to accomplish a common goal.

A very effective but simple and no cost weapon in combating the coronavirus is in your hands at this very moment: WikiCrisis/Covid19 can be used as a collaboration tool that allows anyone in the world to get vital information about the Covid-19 pandemic in his/her local community, organization, village/baranggay, city, province/state, country and the world ALL IN ONE CENTRAL LOCATION. Each community, village/baranggay, city, province/state and country is responsible for creating and maintaining their own Covid-19 information page (wiki page). this allows leaders at various levels to give timely updates or changes on statistics and quarantine orders and instructions to their constituents. This also allows leaders to monitor the latest news and status of other jurisdictions near them, below them or above them so they can make better decisions and collaborate with other leaders. The leaders can give instructions to their citizens on the best way to contact them for questions and concerns. This allows anyone to monitor or get up to date status of their hometown if they happen to be far away so they can make better decisions in helping their love ones.

It only takes 15 minutes for an entry level web developer to learn the basic syntax of this powerful tool. An administrative head of government (president/prime minister, governor, mayor, village/baranggay captain) simply has to assign anyone with at least entry level web developing skills to read the main page of the covid-19 Wikipedia site. It only takes 30 minutes to create.

The staff at Wikipedia humbly and sincerely asks you to do your part in deploying this weapon. Create a Covid-19 wikipage for your town, city, province/state or country or ask someone you know with basic web developing skills to do it for you. Then go to the facebook pages of your local media and administrative heads of governments to pressure them to inform the public about the Covid-19 wiki site.

Together, we can stop this virus.

Sincerely, Wikipedia

Proposed byEdit

Ian Crystal

Alternative namesEdit

WikiCalamity WikiPandemic

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DemosEdit

http://covid19.wiki-site.com

People interestedEdit


Discussion

  •   Strong oppose. We have Wikipedia for that. --NGC 54 (talk | contribs) 08:14, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Strong oppose this project is extremely unnecessary. Wikipedia, like User:NGC 54 has stated takes care of all the global crisis information. And it is very well updated. Not to mention the existence of Wikinews, A project created for such purposes Arep Ticous 13:57, 4 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose. Duplicates Wikipedia and Wikinews. A retrospective look at the crisis would be better on Wikibooks. By the time the project was up-and-running the need for it would be gone. QuiteUnusual (talk) 12:12, 18 May 2020 (UTC)