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Ken Guest writes:
> Use [or lack of] the 'Add a note' functionality , which I implemented in
> October 2004 as a result of us last discussing whether a wiki should be
> used [ http://www.linux.ie/lists/pipermail/ilug/2004-October/thread.html ],
> does give some indication of how many people are bothered to contribute back
> to the site. With 137 people able to log in and do this [anybody listed in
> the "Who's Who" page can] only seven people have bothered - 5%.
No -- that's missing the point, on two counts.
By limiting it to those 137 people, you assume that only that closed group
will have anything worthwhile to contribute, excluding "newbies" who often
do have the *time* and the willingness to work on it.
Also, this thread seems to be mostly bemoaning a lack of up-to-date
articles, right? Is it possible to "comment" an entire new article
through this "add a note" functionality? If not, I can't see how that
There's more to wiki-ness than a commenting system!
> So I think it's fair to say that having a wiki on the website isn't going to
> make all that much of a difference. We'll still have the same level of apathy
> and people "voting" to have the site declared dead. And we'll have the same
> level of content/contribution as well - it will simply be added to the site
>> Fair dues to Paul O'Malley and Michele Neylon to give a review of the different
> sections of the site. I'll reread and use their feedback to refine the site
>>> All of this is unfortunately beside the point though, the ILUG site is stagnant
> and unless members of the ILUG do something about it by doing any of the
> following it may as well not even exist: this is the unthinkable truth but it remains so.
>> * write a tutorial about using a favoured/much used tool/package
> * write an entry for the Beginners Linux Guide or update what is already there
> as some of it is woefully out of date
> * write an install review of some flavour of Linux
> * write a book review
> * submit additional entries for the 'Alternatives to Windows Software' page.
> The aim of this page is to provide people with information on equivalents to
> what they can't do without on Windows and so learn they can do the same work
> on Linux.
> Ken Guest
> Irish Linux Users' Group webmaster, www.linux.ie
> Mobile: +353 86 8252 141
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