Re: eZ in Debian-Edu and on skolelinux.org?
Ralf Gesel|ensetter wrote:
As sandbox where to collect logs, preliminary information and so on, a
Wiki is indeed great. But for presenting a project?
Note that we may of course lock important pages, such as the frontpage,
news and other really important pages, so only administrators can edit them.
Our wiki was open. There were several spams a week - dirty ads and all
that stuff - which was really annoying.
My experience is that in an active wiki, such abuse is discovered and
remedied promptly. If we go for a wiki solution we will certainly
experience abuse, but there's lots of eyes -- in different timezones,
too -- in this project, so I don't think we should abuse alone should
scare us away from a wiki solution.
Everybody played around here and there, even if the front page was well designed and gave a godd
structure, using the search function resulted often in outdated or
Making it easy to navigate in a wiki with lots of information is
difficult, but not impossible.
On the other hand, I am a fan of Wikipedia which works out well - as
long tere are people enough to clean spam attacks. Maybe I am just too
I think MediaWiki is an excellent Wiki-implementation, running it
myself on www.linuxguiden.no. We would never get 500 new articles in
~three months if this had been an authorial site. We have experienced
abuse, as any wiki out there, but now as we've got an IRC-bot announcing
every change and a mailing list with diffs, controlling and possibly
rejecting changes is a breeze. Most of the abuse has been curious users
new to the wiki-concept just testing wether or not they can edit, for real.
Another thing I really like with MediaWiki, is the "wix"-utility. 
It gives you a "CVS-interface" to MediaWiki, enabling you to work
offline and with your editor of choice -- check out, edit, update, commit.
 http://wikipedia.sourceforge.net, http://meta.wikipedia.org
 http://tinyurl.com/65fbk (cpan.org had troubles, so link to wix