|Re: Wikis||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: John Faust (wjfaustgmail.com)|
|Date: Sun, 11 May 2008 08:44:49 -0700 (PDT)|
Sharon, The MediaWiki editor uses wiki tags for things like headings, lists, bolding, italicizing, and references to other web pages. Most are rather easily entered by the buttons at the top of the editor. The list items have to be entered manually. This visible tagging is unfortunate since other wikis really do use WYSIWYG editors and you never see the tags--just the results. For those wikis, the editor would look like most of the familiar text or email editors and might be less intimidating. Nevertheless, MediaWiki editing isn't quite as onerous as having to *manually* enter all the wiki tags. If you enter the editor from this page<http://wiki.cohousing.org/index.php?title=Community-Developer_Relationships>of the wiki, you will see only three types of tags for the entire article: headers (bounded by ==), references to emails (bounded by [ ]) and list items (preceded by *). There are a other options for capturing the information: 1. Changing to a different wiki that has a WYSIWYG editor (no tags showing) and simple button selection. Since there isn't a lot committed to the current wiki that is probably not a big task. Actually, MediaWiki (same one as used in Wikipedia) is not that bad once you learn a few of the wiki tags. It does have some nice features. 2. Someone knowledgeable doing the hard work of converting a thread into a more useful document form using a conventional editor and sending it to someone who can do the entry. I suspect there are a number who can and would be willing to do that--myself included. The former is probably preferred since the wiki should really be a place where discussions on existing documents can occur just as they do on the listserv. The listserv can be thought of as the place where the seeds are planted; the wiki is the place where the seedlings are nurtured into a mature plant. Once they are moved to the wiki they should remain in a state of flux. I will be in Waltham for the conference in June. Perhaps, a more fruitful discussion can take place then. John Faust On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 6:24 AM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at] sharonvillines.com> wrote: > > Are there any Wiki sites that can be done without any HTML? > > I looked once but the HTML is daunting. I don't think I could get the > other members of the facilities team or the board to use it. > > To post minutes, etc., on the website means it all has to go through me. > > Sharon > ---- > Sharon Villines > Takoma Village Cohousing,Washington DC > http://www.takomavillage.org > >
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