[Members] New Wiki?
will at willsheward.co.uk
Thu Feb 18 09:22:22 CST 2010
Alexander Gnauck wrote:
> 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
The current plans for xmpp.org are that content down to the level of,
for instance, the current Extensions page (http://xmpp.org/extensions/)
will be on xmpp.org but that documents below that level (such as
XEP-0001 - http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0001.html) would not be
maintained via the wordpress installation that we'll be using for the
There are a few reasons for this:
1: Maintaining a very large number of pages via WordPress would be a pain.
2: Pages at that level tend to be altered more frequently and/or
maintained collaboratively by a larger number of users than the
relatively static 'promotion' type pages at higher levels.
3: Material of that type seems suitable for presentation in as 'plain' a
format as possible so that people can view it without any
logo/image/sidebar etc distractions and/or print it out or save it for
Before the wiki conversation started I has assumed that we'd keep things
like the XEPs in their current format but sticking them on the wiki and
having them referenced from the main site later on seems like a good
idea to me.
However, I agree with Nyco when he said that we have "a lot of things to
do and consider before we spend/waste time on the choice of an alternate
Tidying up the existing one, removing old content, deciding what it's
there for, who should be contributing to it and motivating them to do so
(addressing Peter's earlier point about new wiki software not
necessarily making people more likely to contribute) comes first I think.
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