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Re: [Rabbits] Straw Poll: Wiki Attendance Frequency

  • From"Rev. Bob" <bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 28 Aug 2007 00:17:59 +0100
David Artman <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Glad to hear from everyone; though sad to see it's mainly "nope,
> don't care"--I didn't expect that!

Okay, to chime in on some of the issues you raise about Wiki Planning,
maybe I'm the one with a misconception here.  To me, a wiki is more of a
"stumble toward a goal" process than a strictly planned hierarchy - and
its collaborative nature just reinforces that.  A wiki *can't* be both
open to collaboration and locked to a vetting process; it just doesn't

Now, in terms of setting up a general structure, I certainly see the
value in getting buy-in before setting that down, as it's a lot of work
to restructure any mass of data - but that seems to have already been
done.  I would submit, though, that if the desired update method is to
have everybody vote on all changes before a Select Few implement
them...well, then a wiki isn't what you want for that.  That's more of a
managed database.

And for the record, I don't check the wiki just to check it - I go to it
when I need information.  Isn't that what it's for?  Sometimes I need a
lot of data, sometimes a little, so my access rates shift
accordingly...and that's how it should be.  What's the big deal of
knowing how often people visit or what they look at when they're there?

Robert Hood - Hixson, TN
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