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Sivakatirswami katir at hindu.org
Wed Sep 6 23:11:38 CDT 2006


Agree: wiki better than forums for where we are now

why?

1) more integrated and yet at the same time
2) more flexible.
3) could generate a huge dynamic for collaborative
"open source" projects built on a Rev backbone in a way
that is not possible either via mailing lists or forums.

But we keep the mailing list! Until such time as the wiki
proved it to be no longer required to meet the "user requirements"

The wiki we use in house:

www.pmwiki.org

has feature(s) or "cookbook recipes" that meet nearly every expectation 
voiced so far.

and, if built well,  you can avoid the wiki "chaos" stigma ("just 
confuses folks")
or be a burden to maintain. I mean, if you are going to moderate every post
of any system, it's the same over head.

skts




Sarah Reichelt wrote:
>> I'd agree with a lot of what you say, but I think the solution is to dump
>> the wiki and keep the forums. Wikis are not in common, widespread 
>> usage and
>> although I love the little beasties, a lot of folks are just confused by
>> them. Plus, of course, they are apparently a lot easier to spam and 
>> deface
>> and therefore require more careful monitoring and maintenance.
> 
> I too agree with David, but I would go the other way around and dump
> the forums. As someone who uses MySQL only rarely, I'm always having
> to look up the online docs when I do. I find the user comments at the
> bottom of each entry to be extremely valuable and would love to see
> something similar for Rev.
> 
> If the use-list could appear on the wiki, with the option for people
> to make comments, which would then come back to the list, that would
> be great. A full set of docs online, also with user comments would be
> very useful to everyone.
> 
> That said, I have only explored the Galaxy & blog parts of the wiki,
> so I don;t know how much of what I have suggested already exists.
> 
> Cheers,
> Sarah
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