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[REBOL] Re: Wiki (was) Re: beginner's docs missing onRT'swebsite

From: dness::home::com at: 22-Jun-2001 14:34

Dr. Louis A. Turk wrote:
> Hi David, > > At 12:49 PM 6/22/2001 -0400, you wrote: > >A Wiki is a collection of linked pages. Everyone is free to: > > (1) read the pages and follow the links as they wish; > > (2) edit the material in any way they feel appropriate, usually > > by adding further information, but occasionally also by removing > > erroneous text, etc. > > Sounds like a very useful program if used with the right group of > people. But couldn't one bad guy mess up all the work of the group? > > Thanks for the info! > Louis >
Needless to say. However, it's pretty easy to arrange to save enough backups (daily, say, for the whole system) and as often as you want for contributions you are actively involved in, so it's pretty easy to repair if there is a `rogue'. Net, nobody bothers to screw things up as there's really no point in doing so, though once in a while an `errant' edit will cause some otherwise good-willed person to screw up. All-in-all the hassle of worrying about `protection' proves to be more trouble than just fixing things up when things go awry...