I can’t believe that I’ve spent 15 years building a wiki without creating my own software.
That error is going to be rectified from now on.
Sure, most of what I’m doing is adding the kind of functionality that most wikis already have : RecentChanges, Search, Sister Sites etc. But it’s pretty quick to write. And as I bring these functions back, ThoughtStorms becomes more subtle and alive.
The truth is that ThoughtStorms’ content is woefully outdated. There are a tonne of broken links, and news stories that were current in 2005, but equivalent stories between about 2008 and 2016 are no-where.
It needs a jolly good clean up / clean out / refactoring. But I’m starting to have some ideas about how to write some more innovative custom code to help with that.
It’s very much work in progress. And there’s still plenty that’s half-baked and unfinished.
But I’m starting to feel that ThoughtStorms is coming back to life.