On Thu, 4 Oct 2007 12:25:45 -0400, miyu wrote: > As a side note to this, do you feel more discussion occurs on the list > rather than the wiki? I find the format of a wiki difficult to maintain the > back and forth discussion that comes from a straight forum or a thread of > email. As such, I rarely log into the wiki but participate in all the > discussion on the list. Am I an anomaly? I've read all the IGDC discussion on the list, (I don't recall if I've actually contributed anything substantive to the issues being debated). I've rarely edited the wiki, and have almost never looked at any "talk" pages. I like wikis. They're great at what they do well, (the talk page is excellent for a random visitor to note something while reading, for example). But I don't think that actual discussion is something that wiki pages do well at all. So if you're an anomaly, then I am too. -Carl [*] One can argue benefits for wiki talk pages as well. One point in their favor is that people can participate in only those topics that they are interested in. At the same time this is also the biggest failing of wiki-based discussions: It's hard to make people aware of new, potentially interesting topics. So there's a tendency to form tiny subsets of the community around specific issues rather than engaging the community as a whole in the discussion. I greatly prefer a mailing list where everything comes by, and I can fairly easily ignore entire threads where they don't interest me.
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