This started out as a request to add wiki editing to the activity timeline sot hat my cohorts who spend a lot of time updating and refining and adding content to the wiki have their efforts shown.
Then I searched for ‘wiki’ on this board. Oh boy. Lots of requests… most of which are for features that normal repos already have.
So I’ll make a different suggestion instead: Just like repos can have a ‘gh-pages’ mode, allow repos to have a ‘wiki mode’ - that would automatically get them: 1) activity tracking 2) PRs 3) better access controls … to name just a few things. ‘wiki mode’ means (afaict) to show Home.md by default and pay attention to _* files (like _Footer.md and _Sidebar.md).
Alternately, instead of putting the entire repo into ‘wiki mode’ for all pages, have a ‘view as wiki’ link that leads to a slightly different URL tree that is that repo, but rendered as a wiki.
I think that will solve a lot of problems in a lot nicer way than trying to port a bunch of features to work on special ‘wiki repos’. Autoconversion from the current state of affairs should be fairly straightforward since they’re already repos - just not ‘full fledged’ ones.
Thanks for your consideration,