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Foswiki and other Wiki project collaborate on "FunWiki"

The Foswiki community and another wiki project are joining forces to release a new collaboration tool, FunWiki. "There has been a disturbing lack of fun with wiki tools," said By-my Prahduhct, senior VP of VayPoorWare Marketing, the developer of [Ed.: you have no developers!] lead contributor to [Ed.: what contributions?] visionary behind [Ed.: in your dreams!] chief marketeer [Ed.: ha ha, like anyone believes your word] product manager [Ed.: OK, that sounds right] of FunWiki. "It's time to make wikis fun again!"

FunWiki fulfills a long-standing gap in collaboration software: automated directed humour injection technology. Each wiki page can have a "Fun" quotient assigned: as the level is increased, a greater amount of directed humour is automatically inserted into the page text. "Our patent-pending algorithms parse the text and determine appropriate humourous content to be inserted," said Prahduhct. "Different plugins allow the content to be rendered as full anecdotes, short jokes, parenthetical asides, funny sketches, and smileys. We are currently developing an extension to render the injected humour as links to appropriately themed YouTube videos."

When asked about difficulties in reaching a détente with the other wiki project, Prahduhct responded, "It's a natural direction for us to take: we have experienced developers, and they have the letters 'T' and 'M' that we need to spell 'humour injection technology'. It's a win-win!"

FunWiki's future plans include automated emotional context derivation injection, which will break the three-character emoticon barrier and allow more complex emotions requiring four or more characters to be inserted, and topical calendar-sensitive image injection, which will automatically add images appropriate for the subject matter and season, such as a March hare, or an April fish.

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