Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] Re: Wikis are useless if they are not set up properly and managed
From: felipe ribeiro
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 10:23:57 -0400
To: internet_working_group@googlegroups.com

This is great!!! I'm thinking about use case scenarios folks without alot of tech chops, who aren't sure exactly how to structure content. As noted elsewhere, wikis can get hectic in a hurry, can we provide templates for Working Groups to place their assets/current projects/ relevant conversations/resources? Not to FORCE people to use a standard template/one-size-fits-all solution, but to provide instances of useful patterns and specific tags (which can allow pulling cross-location content - ie strategy questions, legal research resources,  -- leveraging what one location has discovered as learning material for another...) Ideally, I would see this as a way to allow any location to migrate all of their resources, specific tags used on xyz platforms, archives of previous discussions, etc to one place, to serve as their dashboard. If we can get a template that helps them fill this in, I think we'd be doing a valuable service for people who want to grasp, quickly, what is happening at their local OWS cluster.

If we depart this list, I would like to propose a sticky thread with the subject line: "Building a Movement Wide Wiki" or something similar, so that newcomers can find the project easily. A small group is useful in the beginning, but this is the kind of effort that once we nail down what we're going for, it would be great to have an abundance of volunteers to marshal the content.

Felipe





On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 9:44 AM, Dana <dana@glocalwebtech.com> wrote:
Can everyone register here so we can coordinate to do's and
communication among the team who will support the wiki. Let me know
once you've signed up so I can add you to the team.

http://projects.occupytechnology.org/projects/mediawiki

Dana

On Oct 26, 1:07 am, Devin Balkind <devinbalk...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Todd - yes yes lets do it!
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> A half dozen people from OWS are interested - imagine how many there must be
> in other occupations.
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> Here's the beginning of a roster:http://wiki.occupyeverywhere.org/index.php/Get_involved#Wiki_Roster
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> 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.
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> How should the wiki team communicate - redmine, list serve, carrier pigeon
> ..?
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> On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 11:50 PM, felipe ribeiro <felip...@gmail.com> 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...
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> > On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 11:43 PM, Todd Grayson <tgrayso...@gmail.com>wrote:
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> >>   A warning:
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> >> Thehttp://www.sarapisfoundation.org/wiki<http://www.sarapisfoundation.org/wiki/index.php?title=User:Hy2200>
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> >> has already been trolled with useless spam postings by a Hy2200 user
> >> posting spam like landing messages.
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> >> You can track its trail here
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> >>http://www.sarapisfoundation.org/wiki/index.php?title=Special:RecentC...
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> >> 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.
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> >> Todd
>
> --
> Devin Balkind
> @devinbalkind
> vitamindwb.com

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