As an administrator of a Confluence installation, I have to say that I hate

Confluence is fine if you are not going to be touching it or doing any kind
of local customizations (hooking it into local auth, etc.). If that's the
case, you should really be looking at the hosted version.

I've found that Atlassian is frustrating to deal with for support. I ran
into a bug in Confluence that has been an open ticket in their issue tracker
for 6 years. Years. I've found upgrades to be a pain, generally, and
sometimes Atlassian will be fast and furious with them and it's hard to keep
up. And the longer you wait, the more painful the upgrades become.

I don't deal with the money side of things, but I definitely think that we
do not get what we pay for with Confluence.


On 7/25/12 9:05 AM, "Nathan Tallman" <> wrote:

> That's what I'm worried about with MediaWiki. The syntax used when creating
> and editing pages isn't intuitive and I'm afraid people won't want to use
> it. I was hoping someone would recommend a wiki with more of a WYSIWYG type
> of editing interface. Was also hoping to stick with FLOSS, but perhaps I
> should at least peak at Confluence.
> Thanks for the input,
> Nathan
> On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 8:50 AM, Nate Vack <> wrote:
>> If you're expecting "everyone" to create and edit pages,
>> it will be very hard to get widespread adoption with it.

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