On 03/04/10 08:40, Dror Levin wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 16:19, Ben de Groot <yng...@gentoo.org> wrote:
>> 1 - requirements
>> ================
>> In order to choose the best possible wiki implementation, we need to
>> know our requirements. So what features do you think are essential or
>> good to have? What syntax would we prefer to use?
>> I myself am a big fan of reStructuredText, which is quite simple,
>> easy to pick up, highly readable, and has a good featureset. Plus, it
>> is also reusable in other contexts (it is for example widely used in
>> documentation of Python libraries). MediaWiki, MoinMoin and Trac have
>> support for rst.
>> Some others:
>> - active upstream (bug fixes, security updates)
>> - free open source software
>> - ACLs
>> - spam prevention measures
>> - attachments (to upload screenshots for example)
>> - feeds
> There is currently a wiki for gentoo at gentoo-wiki.com, which is
> running MediaWiki, so it would be easiest to transfer the content if
> we were to run the same software. Now, this doesn't mean we should be
> limited by their actions, but it seems to me like the best choice for
> other reasons as well. Its syntax is probably the most well known,
> thanks to Wikipedia. Its upstream is active, it apparently scales and
> performs pretty well, it's GPL, supports translations/localization,
> feeds, attachments, etc.
> I'm sure many other alternatives are as qualified, so this is most
> likely a personal preference issue. As such, lets just agree on
> something that works and is widespread and go with that and avoid all
> the bikeshedding.
>> 2 - maintainers
>> ===============
>> Who is volunteering for maintaining the wiki? We need editors and
>> moderators, people who look out for quality control and take care of
>> spam removal. So let's get together a team. I'm sure if we ask on the
>> forums we'll get some users interested as well.
> I volunteer. Spam shouldn't be that much of an issue if editing is
> restricted to registered users, but it is a good idea to have a team
> of moderators similar to the one that exists for the forums (of course
> users can take part of it as well as developers).
>> 3 - edit access
>> ===============
>> Do we keep to the original "free for all" model, with all the spam
>> that includes, or do we go with registered users only? I think the
>> latter is the smarter option. I also think we will want to mark
>> certain pages "official" and lock down editing rights.
> IMO it's best if only registered users can edit (but registering
> should be easy, no bugs to file or anything, just sign up and use
> immediately). This will probably prevent most kinds of spam and allow
> for much better tracking of editing and history, allow for banning,
> etc. without closing the wiki up too much.
> Also, from what I could tell, this is how others are managing their
> wiki as well (Arch and Amarok, for example).
> Dror Levin
I would enjoy working on a wiki as well as the fora, so I'm volunteering
as well.

--Nathan Zachary

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