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UAIWiki is one of many WikiWikiClones, the first one was built by Ward Cunningham. Collaborating the Wiki way is different from other collaboration tools like Usenet. A distinct Wiki culture forms around these tools:

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  • Any and all information can be deleted by anyone. Wiki pages represent nothing but discussion and consensus because it's much easier to delete flames, spam and trivia than to indulge them. What remains is naturally meaningful.
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  • Any and all information can be deleted by anyone. Wiki pages represent nothing but discussion and consensus because it"s much easier to delete flames, spam and trivia than to indulge them. What remains is naturally meaningful.

  • Anyone can play. This sounds like a recipe for low signal - surely wiki gets hit by the unwashed masses as often as any other site. But to make any sort of impact on wiki you need to be able to generate content. So anyone can play, but only good players have any desire to keep playing.
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  • Wiki is not WYSIWYG. Contra the dumbing down of programming, it's an intelligence test of sorts to be able to edit a wiki page. It's not rocket science, but it doesn't appeal to the TV-watchers. If it doesn't appeal, they don't participate, which leaves those of us who read and write to get on with rational discourse.
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  • Wiki is not WYSIWYG. Contra the dumbing down of programming, it"s an intelligence test of sorts to be able to edit a wiki page. It"s not rocket science, but it doesn"t appeal to the TV-watchers. If it doesn"t appeal, they don"t participate, which leaves those of us who read and write to get on with rational discourse.

  • Wiki is far from real time. Folk have time to think, often days or weeks, before they follow up some wiki page. So what people write is well-considered.
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Related topics: TWikiSite, WelcomeGuest, GoodStyle, WikiSyntax, TWikiFAQ, WabiSabi, TWikiAccessControl

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 <<O>>  Difference Topic WikiCulture (r1.7 - 04 Feb 2002 - PeterThoeny)

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UAIWiki is one of many WikiWikiClones, the first one was built by Ward Cummingham. Collaborating the Wiki way is different from other collaboration tools like Usenet. A distinct Wiki culture forms around these tools:
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UAIWiki is one of many WikiWikiClones, the first one was built by Ward Cunningham. Collaborating the Wiki way is different from other collaboration tools like Usenet. A distinct Wiki culture forms around these tools:

  • Any and all information can be deleted by anyone. Wiki pages represent nothing but discussion and consensus because it's much easier to delete flames, spam and trivia than to indulge them. What remains is naturally meaningful.
 <<O>>  Difference Topic WikiCulture (r1.6 - 01 Sep 2001 - PeterThoeny)

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Everybody can edit any page, this is scary. Doesn't that lead to chaos?

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UAIWiki is one of many WikiWikiClones, the first one was built by Ward Cummingham. Collaborating the Wiki way is different from other collaboration tools like Usenet. A distinct Wiki culture forms around these tools:

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  • Wiki is far from real time. Folk have time to think, often days or weeks, before they follow up some wiki page. So what people write is well-considered.
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-- PeterThoeny - 27 Nov 2000

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(quoted from WhyWikiWorks at Ward's original Wiki system, the Portland Pattern Repository, http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WhyWikiWorks)

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Everybody can edit any page, this is scary. Doesn't that lead to chaos?

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UAIWiki is one of many WikiWikiClones, the first one was built by Ward Cummingham. Collaborating the Wiki way is different from other collaboration tools like Usenet. A distinct Wiki culture forms around these tools:

  • Any and all information can be deleted by anyone. Wiki pages represent nothing but discussion and consensus because it's much easier to delete flames, spam and trivia than to indulge them. What remains is naturally meaningful.
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  • Wiki is far from real time. Folk have time to think, often days or weeks, before they follow up some wiki page. So what people write is well-considered.
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UAIWiki is one of many WikiWikiClones, the first one was built by Ward Cummingham. Collaborating the Wiki way is different from other collaboration tools like Usenet. A distinct Wiki culture forms around these tools:

  • Any and all information can be deleted by anyone. Wiki pages represent nothing but discussion and consensus because it's much easier to delete flames, spam and trivia than to indulge them. What remains is naturally meaningful.

  • Anyone can play. This sounds like a recipe for low signal - surely wiki gets hit by the unwashed masses as often as any other site. But to make any sort of impact on wiki you need to be able to generate content. So anyone can play, but only good players have any desire to keep playing.

  • Wiki is not WYSIWYG. Contra the dumbing down of programming, it's an intelligence test of sorts to be able to edit a wiki page. It's not rocket science, but it doesn't appeal to the TV-watchers. If it doesn't appeal, they don't participate, which leaves those of us who read and write to get on with rational discourse.

  • Wiki is far from real time. Folk have time to think, often days or weeks, before they follow up some wiki page. So what people write is well-considered.

(Quoted from WhyWikiWorks at Ward's original Wiki system, the Portland Pattern Repository, http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WhyWikiWorks)

Related topics: TWikiWeb?, WelcomeGuest, GoodStyle, WikiSyntax

-- PeterThoeny - 05 Nov 2000

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Revision r1.11 - 26 Mar 2006 - 06:13 - MarkCrowley