SMW implementation + MW code drop megathread
This is the thread's initial revision.
So I wanted to start the SMW discussion thread ->
I changed Template:LotS Item in an attempt to include variables automatically in every item page (this takes about a day to populate through the cache). Though I am not sure if we have the correct naming scheme for properties yet; i just did 1:1 with variable name. So I have not followed up in seeing it it works yet. We may need additional category pages inserted by the template.
We are destroying the web server's db and I have no more resources I can throw at it. So we have to transition LotS into a SMW model for a lot of the pages to expand. Figuring this out is key, and starting to no longer be an option to rely on #varpull. This is just the next step in evolution of the wiki.
I am taking a MediaWiki and SMW code drop and database sometime on Saturday 3/27. I expect the whole process to be about 10 hours to ensure little to no down time.
So I propose figuring out if the change I made to Template:LotS Item is usable in some form and figure out any changes we need to make.
Also if there is a site already performing some SMW similar to our objective that we look to their model and adapt it to our needs.