Re: DocuWiki
From: Tom Smyth, Gather (
Date: Sun, 9 Jun 2019 15:55:26 -0700 (PDT)
Sharon, what would it take for Gather's wiki to support these needs?
WYSIWYG and file attachments?

There are two very common and sad stories in here:

   1. Relying on free, corporate services only to have the pulled out from
   underneath oneself
   2. Relying on hobbyist labor only to have the hobbyist move on.

Gather is intended as a third way—sustainable, professional tech that is
owned by the people who use it. Gather will be a multi-stakeholder coop
owned by its users and the workers who maintain it.

It would be great if we could get you all on there so you could be
contributing to its sustainability. Can we find a way?

On Sun, Jun 9, 2019 at 4:36 PM Sharon Villines via Cohousing-L <
cohousing-l [at]> wrote:

> 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
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> Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
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Tom for the Gather Team
  • DocuWiki Sharon Villines, June 9 2019
    • Re: DocuWiki Tom Smyth, Gather, June 9 2019

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