[sword-devel] [OT] just join, testing only

Jason Galyon jtgalyon at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 15:28:11 MST 2008

Manfred Bergmann wrote:
> Am 10.11.2008 um 21:46 schrieb Chris Little:
>> The Wiki is just plain unattractive. We've got a fairly consistent  
>> look
>> throughout the Sword, CrossWire, JSword, & other crosswire.org-hosted
>> sites. The Wiki is has an inconsistent and very plain appearance with
>> respect to the Sword site that would presumably point people to it.
> I think the wiki is not unattractive. It is light and bright, the  
> color are ok and people (maybe) are familiar to it because of wikipedia.
> Currently I think it is more attractive and inviting than the static  
> web page.
>> Collaborative editing often leads to bad edits. There are parts of the
>> CrossWire & Sword sites that are out of date and now possibly
>> inaccurate, but edits to the Wiki can (and have at times been) new and
>> inaccurate. We get spelling and grammar errors that make us look
>> unprofessional. We get branding inconsistencies since not everyone  
>> knows
>> (or is careful about) the letter casing of the SWORD Project or  
>> CrossWire.
>> I try to read all Wiki edits, and I know I've seen you do  
>> corrections in
>> the past. But I can't guarantee that I will catch every bad commit and
>> it takes time out of my schedule during which I would rather do
>> something else.
> I could think of responsible people who check edits and tell the  
> editor: "go back and correct your things".
> The wiki could be split in certain parts where there are more than one  
> who "responsible" that content is ok.
>> If we want a more up-to-date webpage, Wiki is not the answer. A CMS  
>> is.
>> Wikis are for collaboration and whiteboarding.
> A CMS would also be a good idea to start over with an updated web page.
> Manfred
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Wikis are by their very nature, what you make of them. If ugly then the
mirror is the best place to throw stones.

Besides, many people look for functionality over aesthetic and 'purty'
appeal. Content counts.

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