|Re: DocuWiki||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|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 >> >> >> >> >> _________________________________________________________________ >> Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: >> http://L.cohousing.org/info >> >> >> >> > > -- > Tom for the Gather Team > https://info.gather.coop > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > >
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