Re: Wikis
From: Lindsay Morris (
Date: Sun, 11 May 2008 08:57:44 -0700 (PDT)
Newbie to this list - Hello, all.

Wikis tend to grow into wild and disorganized things.
Social networking sites are more structured (a good thing).

Solterra uses for

* Calendaring - you can email out an RSVP notice to the community, and 
CollectiveX will summarize how many are coming on the event page.

* Documents - we keep official documents in one of the shared-file areas.

* Bios - members can upload their photo and basic info about themselves.  You 
can customize the form to ask people (for example) their dietary preferences, 
whether they prefer chairlift or elevator, etc.

* Discussions - just like an email thread, but they stay archived for as long 
as you leave them up.  Good reference for future "why did we decide on an 
elevator???" discussions.

You can also give each other kudos; get a biweekly activity summary in your 
email; keep all info private or public to the world; etc.  And you can drive it 
through email, mostly - your "luddite" members  (don't flame me) don't have to 
be very website-savvy.

Hope this helps.

Lindsay Morris.

-----Original Message-----
From: Sharon Villines [mailto:sharon [at]]
Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2008 9:24 AM
To: Cohousing-L
Subject: [C-L]_ Wikis

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 Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing,Washington DC

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