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|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Sun, 9 Jun 2019 13:36:15 -0700 (PDT)|
We have had a Google wiki to record all the information about the facilities — vendors, IP addresses, network settings., sump pump replacements, paint colors — everything. But Google we found out too late had a size limit. We were reaching it when they also decided to close down classic sites and transfer everyone to a new format. Once we transferred, they started changing options. All the menus are hidden — takes too much time to find things unless you are just reading. I can’t get email notifications when someone adds or changes information. And, the major promise— that we could download our data, disappeared within a few months. We could save it to Google Drive BUT it is already too big. I finally just gave up and spent 36 hours testing Wiki software and learning how to set one up, and setting one up on our own ISP. I’m using DocuWiki because it seemed to be the most robust and wysiwyg. So far so good. But I’m the only one who knows it. The team is hesitant about switching in case I check out. We must use it because the longer we lump along with Google, the more stuff we have and the harder it will be to move. We need more control and more options. The question is does anyone else out there use DocuWiki who could step in temporarily if needed? The wiki should just keep functioning without attention (right?) but maybe not. They are also hesitant because a resident designed a calendar for us that was wonderful but it used three programs and only he knew how to change things. And he moved. And he forgot how he set it up. Bad experience. Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org
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