After playing with many different wiki engines until far too late at night, I’ve decided to try out “WikkiTikkiTavi”:http://tavi.sourceforge.net. “TWiki”:http://twiki.org is far too complicated, and “PHPWiki”:http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net does not seem to be under good development at the moment, and has been fairly buggy for me (which is in fact, why I’m switching), and “MoinMoinWiki”:http://moin.sourceforge.net, which seems to require a really silly amount of installation and confusion for a python script.
WikkiTikkiTavi is in early stages of development, but has a simple templating system, and seems to be fairly powerful, without being overly complex. In fact, it is quite simple.
If you don’t know much about Wiki, let me just tell you that it is a website that anyone can edit. Yes, even you. Each page has a link at the bottom that says “Edit this page”. You can click there, and edit the page, using simple markup instead of full HTML. New pages are produced anytime you put two words together and capitalize them, LikeSo. As soon as you do that, the page is produced, and you can begin editing the new page. Wiki’s live on soft security, and evolve as a function of their user base.
One thing a wiki does as part of ‘soft security’ is remember all changes made to itself. Say someone comes along and trashes something (which is actually very rare in the wiki world), some other kind soul can just come along and restore from the change log. Its a very unique thing.
Anyway, please give what may become the “new CowboyWiki”:/wiki/ a try, and let me know how you like it. If you aren’t used to wiki, I suggest reading a bit more about it, and them come play around. If you ARE used to wiki (“Andrew”:http://www.andrewsw.com, Will, “Dustin”:http://radioactiveantimatter.com/blog/ I’m looking in your direction), please let me know how you think of things. There are some nice features, for instance, just click Preferences to identify yourself, and your name now becomes a WikiWord. The sidebar is actually its own wiki page as well, so is editable. You can double click on the page to instantly open the Edit window, if you don’t want to click the link at the bottom. Many interesting features, but still deliciously simple. I want to hear your feedback!
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