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What are the terms of use of the material on the wiki?

I can't find any. Have you considered some creative commons license or anything else?

Though this question may seem biased, in fact i had taken a look at the wiki and saw that many contents on the forum could be refined and ported there with some work, to the benefith of the masses.

Can you clear this up to see where we can go from here? Do you have a plan for any of this?
 
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When the content was going in, there was a lot of discussion about copyright stuff. I made it clear that I hold the copyright to all content on all of my sites, including in this wiki. Therefore, people should probably go and contribute to appropedia or something else. It turns out several people trusted what i would do with the content over what might happen over at appropedia - so they posted there.

A little over a year ago we upgraded our forum software and it broke the ability to post to the wiki. Rather than fix that, I've been asking the staff at coderanch to modify JForum so that we might have wiki-like pages here within forums. So far none of the developers have picked that up.

Does this help?
 
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Thanks for the history lesson Paul

It seems quite sane to me to keep them apart. A forum is a tree like structure where people debate any given subject thread by thread and a wiki is a mesh like structure where any given object can be linked to any other without any clear order of succession.

I had a debate recently at another forum because of this issue, some people where trying to use the forum like a wiki/reference, and that was a bit problematic for a couple of reasons. But in the end we recognized that a wiki would be an optimal companion for the forum, but for the time being we were not gonna provide for one.

So when i started lurking around here with some frequency, i noted that you had a working wiki as a companion to your forum, and that was cool and i got the impression that you ran a very organized and tight ship.

So if you do get that running again, maybe i'll trust you enough to sort some stuff into the wiki
 
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