On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 10:00:44AM -0800, Justin Mason wrote:
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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!
True, but if people can't be bothered to add a quick comment to any given
article then the chances they'll be bothered to write something from scratch is
going to be much less, don't you think?
and anyone can send in content to the webmaster address - not just the 137
people who are signed up with accounts on the website
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