[jdev] Proposal : Community site

maqi at jabberstudio.org maqi at jabberstudio.org
Thu Sep 2 17:11:52 CDT 2004

On Thu, 2 Sep 2004, Will Kamishlian wrote:

> however, making a wiki look professional does require a lot of work out
> of the box, and then maintaining/changing that presentation requires
> contributors who are familiar with the wiki application base.

Typically, changing some CSS file or template is enough. I don't see where
this is different from any CMS.

> Maybe it's a question of the intended goal?  My goal would be to create a
> community of Jabber end-users.  That's a different goal from providing
> quick start information for end-users.  If my goal were the latter, I
> would *recommend* a wiki.  On the other hand, I'll admit that the goal I
> have in mind may be overly ambitious.

I think I understand you a bit better now. However, I don't see how this
can be done easily. Of course, one could simply set up a forum and hope
that users will use it or some community will form. But even considered
this succeeds, you'll eventually duplicate something which should normally
happen using Jabber: People talking to each other ;-). A nice thing would
certainly be something like a Jabber-powered forum which integrates
chatrooms and a WWW-based forum, also emphasizing Jabber's strengths and
flexibility this way. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any software
around that implements this.


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