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

I am late in the conversation I'm sure, but heck if something as massive as
http://www.wikipedia.org/ can work, surely our little Wiki of K12LTSP tech
notes can work?

And you can't beat the ease of posting a well-formatted document under the
wiki system.  Once you get the hang of it, it's simplicity itself to format
when compared to "hand-writing" html, IMO.

There may be admin features available in PHPWiki to allow collaborative
work to be done without the fear of hard work being haphazardly

Tiki seems to have such features from my limited usage of it.  It's a
massive CMS but you can add or limit to what you need...


Just curious, how many articles have you posted to the Wiki and how many of
them have been "wiped away"?

James Jensen

--- Gavin Chester <sales ecosolutions com au> wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-06-17 at 23:43, Gavin Chester wrote:
> > On Tue, 2003-06-17 at 21:54, Petre Scheie wrote:
> > > Could you add your notes to the wiki I started on customizing the
> menus 
> > > & icons?  There may be some overlap between what you have and what I 
> > > wrote; and if you want to edit what I wrote, go right ahead.  But the
> > > more important part is to have as much info/documentation about these
> > > sorts of things as possible.
> > > 
> > > This touches what I see as a weakness to wikis: the idea that
> everyone 
> > > can edit a given document implies that there should be/will be just
> one 
> > > document on a given subject, and everyone helps to refine that one 
> > > document.
> > 
> > <snip>
> > 
> > >  I guess this is just long winded way of saying I 
> > > wish the wiki had a better mechanism for people to append info to 
> > > existing docs.
> > > 
> > > Petre
> > 
> > I couldn't agree more.  Initially, I found the idea of a Wiki 
> > attractive in that it allowed *interactive* web pages to be built
> > by anyone - very democratic like Open Source software itself.  But,
> > once the gloss wears off you realise that very useful info can be
> > wiped away by a well-meaning but misguided contributor.  The result
> > could well be complete rubbish.  
> > 
> > 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.  Many on this list being in the education 
> > sector would probably know suitable software.  Is setting up a CVS 
> > (for documents - not software development) a better way to go?  
> > 
> > Please offer your ideas, because I have fruitlessly
> > pondered this issue more than once and welcome guidance. 
> > 
> > Regards, Gavin.    
> I know it hasn't been a great deal of time since first posting, but
> my request to brainstorm ideas for an alternative to a Wiki (idea
> initiated by Petre, in a way) seems to have been lost
> by not having an appropriate subject title.  So, I'm taking the
> liberty of re-posting as a new thread :-).  Let the games begin ...
> please. 
> -- 
> Regards,
> 	Gavin Chester
> 	mailto: gc gwchester com
> 	962 Williams Rd, Dwellingup, Western Australia 6213
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