On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 3:34 PM, Nathan Tallman <ntall...@gmail.com> wrote: > There are a plethora of options for wiki software. Does anyone have any > recommendations for a platform that's easy-to-use and has a low-learning > curve for users?
We looked at a bunch(!) of them a couple years back, and the two standouts were Confluence and Apple's Wiki Server. The fact that we already had a couple OS X Server boxes laying around made the choice rather easy. Confluence's price also weighed in rather a lot. We've had a few power users complain about lack of functionality, and search is surprisingly dodgy (we're still on 10.6, though; I hear 10.7 is better) but we've been awfully happy with it. I'm still kind of shocked to look back and realize that our lab successfully adopted a wiki. If you have a dedicated core of people who will be responsible for maintaining the wiki and happy to embrace its wiki syntax and other strangenesses (common question: how do I create a page?), MediaWiki may be best. If you're expecting "everyone" to create and edit pages, it will be very hard to get widespread adoption with it. -n