Wiki (was) Re: beginner's docs missing on RT's website
[1/4] from: gchiu::compkarori::co::nz at: 23-Jun-2001 8:13
On Fri, 22 Jun 2001 12:02:09 -0500 "Dr. Louis A. Turk" <[louisaturk--eudoramail--com]> wrote:
> I have read about Wiki many times on this list, but I > have no idea what > Wiki is or does. I am getting more and more curious. > Would someone please > educate me?
I have a wiki running here http://www.compkarori.co.nz/reb/vidwiki.r It contains FAQs etc. But you need to know a little VID to contribute. Only 105 pages at present. 2161 page accesses since I started counting - ? last month -- Graham Chiu
[2/4] from: louisaturk:eudoramail at: 22-Jun-2001 14:19
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
[3/4] from: louisaturk:eudoramail at: 22-Jun-2001 12:02
I have read about Wiki many times on this list, but I have no idea what Wiki is or does. I am getting more and more curious. Would someone please educate me? At 11:52 AM 6/22/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>Petr Krenzelok wrote: >Christian Langreiter has done a wonderful (IMO) implementation of a
<<quoted lines omitted: 3>>>might not serve as a good way to collect and manage this kind of information. >If anyone is interested I'll be happy to provide URLs etc...
Please do, Petr. Thanks, Louis
[4/4] from: dness:home at: 22-Jun-2001 12:49
Dr. Louis A. Turk wrote:
> I have read about Wiki many times on this list, but I have no idea what > Wiki is or does. I am getting more and more curious. Would someone please > educate me? >
I'll take a shot at it. A `Wiki' is an idea apparently attributable to Ward Cunningham, one of the principals in the `Extreme Programming' business. 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. Over time the pages just `grow' and occasionally someone will tackle the problem of reorganizing. So far there's no mystery to it. The unusual aspect of the contribution, however, is the use of `Wiki Names'. These are words that have unusual capitalization. For example `DavidNess' is such a word, as is `RebolLanguage' Words of this kind are _automatically_ cross-indexed and hyperlinked. So basically a `wiki' serves as a collection of hyperlinked text pages, all modifiable and cross-linked, that can `grow' to express our understanding of some particular subject. For an introduction see: http://www.c2.com/cgi/wiki?WelcomeVisitors
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