Re: Wiki [was Facebook page?]
From: Catya Belfer (
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2011 10:19:15 -0800 (PST)
On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 12:39 PM, Sharon Villines
<sharon [at]>wrote:

> On 5 Dec 2011, at 11:09 AM, Catya Belfer wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 9:32 AM, Sharon Villines
> >> Two things are required — a main person or persons who maintain the
> >> structure and all the elves who contribute information.
> >>
> > The third thing is someone to moderate / monitor it, which is not
> something
> > we have.  Instead we have gone with adding the information on the website
> > as we get it, which also works.
> This is what I meat by maintain the structure — I include editing and
> moving things in this.
> It also needs a cheerleader but the elves can also do this, perhaps with
> an elf taking responsibility for adding materials in certain sections — pet
> policies, budget process, reserve studies, etc.
> > I'd love to get the content on
> > on the website, so that it can be found via nav and
> searched
> > vis the site search.
> I haven't checked it out but Wordpress has a plugin that makes a Wordpress
> site a wiki.
> All the wiki programs I know, except Google Sites, are not really WYSIWYG.
> People who don't know HTML get freaked when they see all the gibberish.
> They don't even want to try to use the simplest commands. I once showed
> them how to put the cursor between the commands <p></p> and just type.
> Forget the HTML but they were afraid — knew they would break the whole
> thing. And visually it is confusing.
> A plug-in might use all the functionality of Wordpress will functioning
> like a wiki.
> I know the Coho site uses Drupal but a separate directory for a wiki might
> be possible or Drupal plug-in.
Yep, it COULD totally be done in Drupal, but I don't think we have the
right energy/people for it.  Unless you're volunteering? :)

     - cat

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