On Mon, Dec 05, 2005 at 11:02:33AM -0800, Justin Mason wrote:
> >ah, doesn't seem like a good thing.
> >I'm not particularly enamoured with the thoughts of the linux.ie website
> >getting "wiki-spammed".
>> You see, when any one of the 1000 ILUG subscribers can revert that spam
> edit, it's a trivial issue. To be honest, I can't remember the last time
> I had to deal with wiki spam.
>> Perhaps you should look into existing wikis, to see how they work?
> It sounds like you're quite unfamiliar with them.
>Actually, I'm sure Ken's a regular wiki contributor to various sites -
but at the same time the 1337^H^H7 members who have bothered registering
to add/update/alter content on the site don't do a whole lot (myself
included I'll admit). It doesn't really bode well for people to come
along and correct misleading entries.
As wikipedia have found out, even obviously incorrect information can
stay on a page for months before anyone updates it - and quite often, it
was the journalist who planted the information who comes back and
corrects it a few months later (I've seen at least three or four
articles about that particular problem).
Using a wiki for the sake of having a wiki is a bad idea - and I'll be
the first to admit having a deep[er] mistrust of sites where the
information is in a wiki format than of others ... but that's the
cynical me !
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