Re: [ba-ohs-talk] Wiki experiences?
Eugene Eric Kim <email@example.com> writes: (01)
% I know a bunch of people on this list have used and/or administered Wikis.
% What have your experiences (both pro and con) been with various Wikis?
% (I'll summarize responses in a dialog map.) (02)
% I know Chris Dent is using MoinWiki, and John Sechrest has also used and
% administered Wikis. What are your experiences? (03)
I am using phpwiki [http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net] in my classes
at Oregon State. I have found them to be very interesting as a teaching
tool. I am now starting to use this same wiki as a documentation
tool as technical support for my company [http://www.peak.org]
We are starting to coordinate the technical team around the wiki. (04)
I have looked at other wiki's, but I am liking this one at the moment.
I have slowly been crawling thru the wiki material at
the original wiki [http://www.c2.com] at the Portland Pattern Repository. (05)
I probably need to get a copy of the WikiBook by WardCunningham (06)
The Wiki Way: Quick Collaboration on
the Web with CDROM
by Bo Leuf (08)
ISBN: 020171499x Subtitle: Quick Collaboration on the Web with CD
(Audio) Author: Leuf, Bo Author: Cunningham, Ward Publisher:
Addison Wesley Publishing Company Subject: Wikis (Computer
science) Subject: Data processing Subject: Internet - Server
Maintenance Subject: Internet - Hardware Subject: Wikis Subject:
Internet - General Edition Description: Includes bibliographical
references and index. Publication Date: March 2001 Binding: Trade
Paper Language: English Illustrations: Y Pages: 435 Dimensions:
920x735x89 155 (09)
Wiki Pros (010)
*Able to write web pages quick
*Able to lock pages as they are being written
*No/low training time for students/users
*Support collaborative discussion
**No problem with having to trace thru threads
**Free format gives many options
**Allows for group access (011)
*Access control --- fixed by adding a WikiAuthentication library
*Identifying who wrote what -- Fixed by WikiAuthentication library
*Students have to understand what it means to be reflective.
*Need more/better revision control
*Need more ways to index automatically a site on multiple criteria
*Hard to use unix tools to manipulate text in the php wiki
**I usually write the wiki in emacs and then cut/past it into the editor.
**zwiki seems to have a direct emacs mode
**(boy I wish I could have direct emacs + graphical web)
*Hard to manage conversion to other wiki as class terms change
*Hard to access interior of WikiWords
*Hard to control display
**Wish for better tables
**Wish for better margin control
**Wish for better paragraph control
*Wish for better access directly from unix to use unix tools like
*would like to have email notification of changes
*would like to be able to stuff email directly into the wiki..
**perhaps we need a mhonwiki tool. (012)
John Sechrest . Helping people use
CTO PEAK - . computers and the Internet
Public Electronic . more effectively
Access to Knowledge,Inc .
1600 SW Western, Suite 180 . Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org
Corvallis Oregon 97333 . (541) 754-7325
. http://www.peak.org/~sechrest (013)