Wikiscope/Others

There are other ideas which try and do similar things to Wikiscope. Here I discuss them.

Wikipedia PortalsEdit

Location
w:Wikipedia:Portal
Description
Each portal has a broad subject (art, mathematics, science) and they pass viewers on to more Wikipedia pages.
Similarities
They focus on a topic and send users into related pages.
Differences
They only deal with Wikipedia, the topics are very broad.
Pros
Linked to on Wikipedia, simple to use.
Cons
Part of Wikipedia, only deals with Wikipedia, very broad topics, not very well known.
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Commons' SisterlinksEdit

Location
commons:Template talk:Sisterlinks
Description
An attempt to use Wikimedia Commons categories to link to various pages in the Wikimedia projects.
Similarities
They link to other Wikimedia Projects, each page centers on a topic.
Differences
They are only a part of an existing page.
Pros
Good category system already in place, easier to implement.
Cons
Part of Commons, not very well known, hard to write (lots of templates), based in an existing project. They only link to the other project's portal (so Commons on Egypt links to Wikipedia on Egypt).
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Interwiki links#A step furtherEdit

Location
A new look at the interwiki link#A step further
Description
An attempt to improve interwiki linking and inter-project linking by centralizing it on a single location.
Similarities
They link to other Wikimedia Projects, each page centers on a topic.
Differences
interwiki links between pages with the same (sub)topic, Wikiscope will list the best pages from a broader subject
Pros
Better interproject overview from a page on a wikimedia project page (for example wikipeda Nile)
Cons
Needs restructuring the mediawiki; All languages will be listed on one page
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