[HNW] Re: Wiki website

Charlie Cain / Larkin O'Kane larkinokane at cox.net
Wed Aug 27 20:14:47 PDT 2003

I'm probably dumb and stupid, but I can't figure out how the wiki project
works. For example, you say that the whole website can be downloaded with a
click.,...  how?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Laren" <laren at webcon.net.au>
To: "Historic Needlework" <h-needlework at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 8:08 PM
Subject: Re: [HNW] Re: Wiki website

> At 08:34 PM 27/08/2003 -0400, you wrote:
> >Interesting and a good starting structure.
> >
> >Perhaps this has already been answered: How do you monitor
> >the content of what is posted (like removing materials that are
> >only marginally relevant to the topic they are posted under)?
> >
> >I'm really curious how you manage the site if it's really
> >an open contribution forum.  Can you inform users their
> >information has been deleted?
> >
> >Lisa
> Lisa,
> So far it hasn't been a problem because I've only had a couple of
> contributions so far. Most of the stuff I've put up.
> As far as monitoring, I check it everyday. By going to the Recent Changes
> page, I can see what pages have been worked on. I just have a quick look
> and see what has been done. For example, there was some beadwork info
> added, the person deleted all the formatting info. So I just put it back
> but left their contribution there.
> As far as deleting info, so far it hasn't been a problem.
> If something is deleted, there is no automatic notification of those
> deletions. If I was to delete something, I would put a note in there
> firstly, that it had been deleted and secondly, why.
> I would only delete something if it was very obviously incorrect or not
> relevant (I am thinking of deleting the Celtic Irish section, since as far
> as I am aware, there really isn't any evidence for this as a legitimate
> topic, but at the moment, I am leaving it there with a note stating my
> doubts about it as a topic).
> If someone else decides to delete info, there really isn't anything I can

> do about it. Except that I keep a daily backup of the site and if someone
> decides to be an idiot and delete everything, I do have a back up.
> Does this answer your questions?
> I really would like other people to contribute, even if its just adding a
> line or two for eg, do you know of an extant peice in a certain style??
> not add that!
> Cheers,
> Jane
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