Re: Our Wiki just got hijacked

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Tue Jun 29 2004 - 12:16:01 CDT

>> A Wiki is closer to a discussion list than it is to formal
>> publication.

On Jun 29, 2004, at 12:56 PM, Arthur Keller wrote:
> Others may not make that distinction. I'd prefer if we had a login
> system. Simple passwords will do.

What others?! People who don't know what a Wiki is?

If you're worried about it, add a note to the HomePage that says "A
Wiki is more like a discussion list than it is like a formal
publication"... that way anyone who goes there will know that fact.

> The danger is not merely vandalism, it is someone changing our text in
> a way that we don't notice and changes our meaning. That's the
> greater risk.

Just look at the change history. There's nothing subtle there: it
gives you explicit diffs between versions, with colors and highlights
pointing out what's changed. Looking at a colorized diff, it's pretty
darn hard to miss it if a change gives the wrong meaning. It doesn't
make a whit of difference whether that wrong meaning is malicious or
careless, or just represents a misunderstanding by an OVCer... if it's
wrong, make it better!

I definitely DO NOT want to create an ANTI-WIKI that masquerades as a
Wiki.
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