Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] Wikis are useless if they are not set up properly and managed
From: Devin Balkind
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 01:07:01 -0400

Todd - yes yes lets do it!

A half dozen people from OWS are interested - imagine how many there must be in other occupations.

Here's the beginning of a roster:

The wiki is currently sitting on my rackspace cloud.  Let's get it off there and onto something we control.  Let's get people the right permissions, etc.

How should the wiki team communicate - redmine, list serve, carrier pigeon ..?

On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 11:50 PM, felipe ribeiro <> wrote:
I agree!! a dedicated wiki task force would be great!! I think the entire movement needs to be able to self map, providing standard templates that each location can use for links to WGs, projects, needs/wants, etc. Why reinvent the wheel? I'd be down to help with this, in whatever way possible. I had to take a job recently, so I'm a bit sidelined for the next two weeks but I can try to marshall content at night, reach out to other occupations, whatever would be useful...

request - we employ a wiki that has an WYSIWYG editor, most folks aren't going to want to learn the syntax. Let's keep the learning curve to a minimum... I'm pretty sure Media Wiki has a good plugin for this...

On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 11:43 PM, Todd Grayson <> wrote:
 A warning:


has already been trolled with useless spam postings by a Hy2200 user posting spam like landing messages. 

You can track its trail here

If we are serious about online wiki's lets get a composite team of systems and wiki adminstrators, review media-wiki and others, and decide and deploy something that we back up and manage in the data center facilities provided to the occupy teams.


Devin Balkind