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Hi. Thanks for reading this. You must be bored.
I'm forcing myself to join this Wiki, as I'm pretty skeptical about its usefulness. So, not only am I going to attempt to help the "community," I'm also growing personally. Oprah would be proud.
I'm skeptical because:
- Anyone can edit what anyone else says. Sure, it's bad form to change someone else's words. There are lots of things that are bad form that I see people do every day.
- Will answers or short summaries be available at the top/bottom of each page, or will people have to wade through screens of discussion to get to the a point where they can make a decision?
- I'm still unclear how this is better than the traditional newsgroups and their respective FAQs. Being simply different doesn't seem to be much of an advantage, but what do I know, I'm a crusty 30-year-old, stuck in my ways. :-)
- I find it a bit difficult to wade through the diffs to see how a discussion has progressed. But I guess that's my shortcoming, not the Wiki's.
Wikis kind of (but not really) remind me of an extendable story I made: [Horse Hockey] (beware of foul language and immature humor ;), where anyone can extend the "story," but only episode authors (and myself) can edit each page. It would be pretty hard to hold a discussion in that forum, though!
Well, that's it. God have mercy on our souls.
-- Chris Burch
Welcome aboard, Chris.
- Changes can be unchanged, signatures removed if the text now longer representes what you wanted to say, language improved as well as malformed.
- Make the answers anything want. I would think short, sweet, and to-the-point at the top, with a Discussion or Caveats section underneath, would serve the purpose.
- I'm a crusty 58-year-old still looking for a way to set into.
- No need to wade through diffs -- just read the final frame. Diffs are just a way to true essence to resolve itself.
- So, you have already benefitted from group collaboration. Good! Then you'll be able to show us how to make it work! -- Jerry Muelver