Re: DocuWiki
From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 08:32:50 -0700 (PDT)
Thank you. I’m trying again. But I can’t find the page that explains Gather and 
the fees. General information

Sharon

> On Jun 9, 2019, at 6:54 PM, Tom Smyth, Gather <info [at] gather.coop> wrote:
> 
> 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] cohousing.org> 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
>> ----
>> Sharon Villines
>> Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
>> http://www.takomavillage.org
>> 
>> 
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  • DocuWiki Sharon Villines, June 9 2019
    • Re: DocuWiki Tom Smyth, Gather, June 9 2019
      • Re: DocuWiki Sharon Villines, June 20 2019

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