[Members] New Wiki?

Nicolas Vérité nicolas.verite at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 12:10:03 CST 2010


On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 09:58, Alexander Gnauck <gnauck at ag-software.de> wrote:
> 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.

If it exists.

> IMHO the page is very
> different than our Wiki. I think our Wiki should be for members and
> end users.

I mostly agree on that, since I haven't identified other uses.

> 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
> there.

The question is how to split, yes.

> 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.

Because there ain't no content on that?

For example, on JabberFR, we have created a page for almost all
features XMPP has
(and synonyms as redirects), not all of them being XMPP-specific.
http://wiki.jabberfr.org/Cat%C3%A9gorie:Fonctionnalit%C3%A9_Jabber

There's also the glossary page for the shorter content, for fast
reading through:
http://wiki.jabberfr.org/Glossaire

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

OK!

I think what we mostly need on our wiki and site is... content.
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