[I expect that someone else already posted this suggestion back in the stone age. Please subscribe me to that that post.]
It would be extremely useful to have a empty English Wikipedia (MediaWikipedia) package of MediaWiki so people can import/export the majority of all articles from Wikipedia to their own MediaWiki instance out of the box!
Can this idea be a MediaWiki extension? The import/export tool can be used but it is a bit painful and even worst, it does not work out of the box, I get errors when I'm trying to import Wikipedia templates to my own MediaWiki.
Things that should be implemented in MediaWikipedia:
So basic a basic Wikipedia article can be used like:
- Template:Cite web
- Template:Cite news
- Template:Cite book
- Template:Cite journal