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Re: Alteratives to Wiki - was Re: [K12OSN] Menus Redhat 8.0



On Fri, 2003-06-20 at 19:37, Gavin Chester wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-06-20 at 18:59, Steve Wright wrote:
> > Gavin Chester wrote:
> > 
> > >>What's the alternative?  Perhaps instead of a Wiki or FAQ-omatic
> > >>system, a document versioning system would be better to fulfil 
> > >>what Petre was describing.
> > >>
> > 
> > it doesn't matter.  Google will find and index everything, provided 
> > words are chosen carefully, and error messages are included verbatim.  
> > 
> > Always start searching with Google.
> > 
> > 
> > /steve


Hmmm ... seems the start of my previous post was lost along the way. 
I was *tactfully* suggesting that Steve was missing the point of my
argument, and that I ...

> and Petre (speaking for him based on his original post) was/were
> driving at:    
> A Wiki document gets altered over time and soon can lose the original 
> intent and content.  So, no amount of googling will reveal info on 
> the web if it's long been overwritten by any number of subsequent
> authors ;-)        
> 
> How does one avoid this?  The only way is never deleting ANY previous
> iteration of a document; hence, my suggestion that all versions 
> of a document be preserved via a CVS type of setup. 
> 
> I don't know if that's a useful suggestion so I was wanting to 
> brainstorm ideas from more experienced collaborative authors/workers
> on how best to develop a document, publicly.  I see a Wiki as  
> seeming like a good idea - but ultimately it can't possibly work
> that well in a real world.
> 
> Gavin.
> 
> 
> 
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