[Members] New Wiki?

Alexander Gnauck gnauck at ag-software.de
Wed Feb 17 02:58:36 CST 2010

On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 16:22, Nicolas Vérité <nicolas.verite at gmail.com> wrote:
> Why would we need an alternative to our wiki? If there are real needs,
> maybe we could address them with the existing wiki. Please list theme
> here: http://wiki.xmpp.org/web/Wiki_requirements
> Whatever the alternative wiki, which we eventually would chose with
> much endless and exhausting geeks discussions, we have no guarantee
> this would fill better our understood/said/written needs and/or
> requirements (getting more contributions may not be forcefully one of
> those). Changing again and again our tools and websites is definitely
> not the way to go, especially proprietary software, with a migration
> path in, but not out (supposing the way in has not trouble). Apart
> from that consideration, everybody knows Wikipedia thus Mediawiki, the
> other two mentionned in this thread are only know by elite, if not
> niche users, and that would be a huge barrier to contributions. If
> people are considering helping an supposed wiki migration, why not
> considering contributing to the existing one?

Mediawiki works for Wikipedia, because all you do is enter a search
term in the search box and find your content. IMHO the page is very
different than our Wiki. I think our Wiki should be for members and
end users. My understanding was that we don't put all content on the
new xmpp.org page. Maybe Will can comment on which content should be
If a end users doesn't know the specific term he is looking for, then
he's unable to locate the content on our unstructured Wiki.

We could discuss this in our meeting today in other business.


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