Website maintenance volunteers?
cworth at cworth.org
Wed Nov 28 14:11:18 PST 2007
On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 15:25:40 -0600 (CST), "Jeremy C. Reed" wrote:
> I will volunteer.
Awesome Jeremy. Take it away!
> Here is my start based on your email plus some more of my thoughts:
This is a great list.
> - solve spam problem
> - moving away from Moin may not be needed as I am not sure if using
> different Wiki engine helps with the goals. If a goal is to use outside
> revision control, mirror static website, generate blogs and rss feeds,
> then ikiwiki is an idea.
Well noted. For most of the problems mentioned, the wiki engine is
largely irrelevant, (unless some wikis are just plain broken with
regard to spam or something).
But a common cause of many of the current problems is a general lack
of maintenance. And a wiki engine can help indirectly here if it makes
things less painful to work with[*]. And since you're stepping up to
take charge of a bunch of the maintenance, the engine that makes you
the most productive makes a lot of sense to me anyway. (Plus, I am
pretty happy with ikiwiki---see more below.)
[*] Personally, I've been mostly happy with ikiwiki for the cairo
website. I love that I can edit the wiki with my favorite editor and
"git push" just like code, (while others can still use the web
forms). And we actually have decent-looking pages with graphics even:
which is something that never really happened with moin, (the image
uploading features were far too painful in my experience).
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