Wikipedia


  • Admin

    Why aren't we on wikipedia for forum software :( Apparently you can't write an article about yourself or your product otherwise it'd get deleted.

    We've tried once or twice to add NodeBB to the forum comparison page on wikipedia but it got deleted, I'm assuming because we don't have an actual page about NodeBB as a product.

    Anybody interested in helping out? :) I think it would be best to have multiple editors this way it looks more legit to the moderators there. And we are legit by now, I think!


  • Translator

    if phpBB can be found at wiki. then it must also go with NodeBB.
    maybe it's a problem that a NodeBB

    1 is an open source softwaer 2. is also sold komerziell

    because thinking wiki that you want to advertise your product.
    it depends on how your formulation of words is.
    it must be based solely on the open source program.
    I can unfortunately not so good english.
    One example is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhpBB


  • GNU/Linux

    I added NodeBB to the Wikipedia site "Comparison of Internet forum software", that might be a first step to get a whole own page too. Let's see if they accept it, but I don't see any reason why they shouldn't. You can go here for the history, and click "thank" and maybe also write on the "talk" page. That way they see that people are interested in it.


  • GNU/Linux

    It got accepted! Whooooooo! :smile:



  • If I read a forum software comparison article on Wikipedia and it didn't mention NodeBB, then that article would be pretty poor! Whoever is deleting it is a vandal.


  • Admin

    @ApfelUser said:

    It got accepted! Whooooooo! :smile:

    Nice! And thanks :)

    That feature list was probably tailored to forums from the 90s... Calendar? And stuff like images in posts and unread tracking should be standard.

    We're the only forum on that page that doesn't have its own dedicated page though, I'm assuming that's why it was deleted twice



  • @psychobunny said:

    @ApfelUser said:

    It got accepted! Whooooooo! :smile:

    Nice! And thanks :)

    That feature list was probably tailored to forums from the 90s... Calendar? And stuff like images in posts and unread tracking should be standard.

    We're the only forum on that page that doesn't have its own dedicated page though, I'm assuming that's why it was deleted twice

    Thats the most important page to be on, I think. Its the one that I checked at first (although, ultimately, I ended up finding NodeBB through a discussion on Discourse, ironically enough).

    As for an article, in the past when I was very active on wiki, it was longevity more then anything that led to article creation. Wikipedia is fickle as HELL about what's "notable", but if nodebb stays active and alive for a very long period of time, they eventually let it in.


  • Community Rep

    @psychobunny said:

    That feature list was probably tailored to forums from the 90s... Calendar?

    Heeyyyyy, I plan on using @pitaj 's calendar when I get my forum converted. :P


  • GNU/Linux

    Does someone still have the old copy of the wikipedia:NodeBB article? Because when you click on the link you get the message that this article has existed before and got deleted due to:

    No explanation of significance (real person/animal/organization/web content/organized event)

    I'd like to take a look at it, rewrite it a bit and then post it with the message that NodeBB is in the forum list now too.


  • Global Moderator

    @BDHarrington7 You mean that one that is buggy, outdated, and unfinished? I'd better get to work on it then.


  • Community Rep

    That's the one! :)


  • GNU/Linux

    NodeBB isn't threaded though, is it? Did I miss that option?


  • Global Moderator

    @rbeer NodeBB can run in a cluster, so yes.


  • Admin

    Or if you're referring to threaded topics.... it can be done...



  • Glad you got nodeBB included in the list - congrats!

    As someone that recently went through that list in search of a modern forum, I suggest submitting either changes or additions to the rather stale list of features. APIs, messaging/chats, admin control through the browser are features I think are more important today than aforementioned calendar.

    The wiki article reflects the stale nature of traditional forums. Best way to combat it (and spread the good word of nodeBB) is to propose changes to the article.


  • Admin

    You have to propose changes now? Back in my day, you could just make whatever changes you wanted without asking for permission, dagnabbit :older_man:


  • Translator

    @julian the Dutch wikipedia still have some pages unlocked where you can just edit whenever you want it seems. Besides that I find WikiMedia totally confusing and don't dare to touch it


  • Admin

    Well, looks like we got deleted again: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Comparison_of_Internet_forum_software&action=history

    I guess it's because NodeBB isn't forum software - it's much more awesome than that.


  • Admin

    Perhaps someone should direct this person here, so we can show them NodeBB :smile:


  • GNU/Linux

    @psychobunny, yeah. Just undo his deletions all the time. It is >4 against 1 :smile: He is a phpBB fan, I looked at his contributions. I hate Wikipedia for the possibility that people can delete something just because they don't like it :cry:


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