CurrentWave wrote:Hey Paul, I really think you should have a feature like Appropedia to go along with this forum. Some place where wisdom, info and knowledgeable articles, written by everyone, can sit like a library.
When someone posts something really good in the forum it eventually grows old and moves into the distant background. Unless you have the right key word you don't know how to search for it.
Something a lot like your articles, but with contributions from others.
paul wheaton wrote:I can fish around for software to do this and set it up. Anybody have suggestions for software?
It could take a big slice of time to set up and get it going proper. I'll take that time if you all actually use it.
The contributor being listed makes good sense. If someone takes on a wiki article, they can assume responsibility for that article-serve as the editor, assimilate and moderate discussions on that particular article.
I've not examined the wiki in great detail but I do see a Discussions tab. This would allow anyone to discuss the article, but the listed contributor would be ultimately responsible for content. If multiple contributors are listed to show due credit, the primary editor would be listed first. Should a primary contributor abandon an article, the co-contributors would serve as an informed pool from which to select a new primary. Default falls upon the shoulders of site admins, in particular: Jami McBride as the Chief Wiki Editor.
As far as a wiki pass, I've got a lot on my plate already. An occasional article is not out of the question. I've only been around for a couple of weeks, not really enough time and forum interaction to firmly establish reliability or competence.
Hackers are able to puncture wiki security. What sort of file backup system is in place? Would this be the task of the primary contributor?
"Jami McBride" wrote:you suggest it, you had better be ready to step up and do it
You're gonna guilt me into working for a living around here aren't you?
(note to self: shut up)
Before I forget:
If you need some help, I'd be willing to start with deleting spam. Mind you, I'm not administrator material. I'm way to tolerant to play referee. As far as software problems, my tools are, in order: fist, stick, hammer, bigger hammer, new computer.
Joel Hollingsworth wrote:
A group within appropedia, related to this forum, might be less effort. The benefits would go more to that site than to this, but I agree there's some risk it won't be used much.