Tim Bray wishes for individual page feeds.
In his blog entry, Wikipedia, Tim Bray confesses that he has taken an interest in editing a few Wikipidea entries, but that its just impossible for him to keep it up.
I don’t have time to go check back every day or even every week, and that’s what a conscientious article minder ought to do. I totally need, for each article, a feed I can subscribe to that will summarize changes.
I have no control over Wikipedia, but I would like to point out that Ruse wiki does indeed suppply individual page RSS feeds. So, if you are interested in monitoring a particular page, you can put that page’s RSS feed into your feed reader and be notified of every single change.
For example, if you wish to monitor the home page of the Ruby garden, you would use the URL: http://wiki.rubygarden.org/Ruby/feeds/rss/HomePage.
If you use feed autodiscovery, each page should present three different feeds, one to the page (as noted above), one for changes to the wiki, and a feed to capture changes to all the wikis supported by that instance of Ruse. The ability to stay on top of changes to a wiki is an important tool in the fight agaist wiki spam.
One interesting side effect of individual page feeds is the use of message pages. On RubyGarden, I created a page named JimWeirich/Messages and subscribed to that page’s feed. Now, if you want to drop me a message on the wiki itself, just edit that page and I will be notified of the change.