We had a wiki, [...] but we need a server to host it
Kidd, M0E, Larry, and all:
I have no idea how you all have the backend stuff set up, but if there's enough bandwidth to host the how-to videos discussed over in another thread, why couldn't the wiki go on the forum's server? I can't imagine a wiki making that much of a load.
and a good policy of who can edit it (to prevent spam), and how it should be organized.
I'd suggest a simple procedure:
1. Qualified Wiki Participant:
- To be able to add to or modify the wiki, you'd have to be a forum member with a certain number of posts first, say when you become a "vectorite" at 100.
- After attaining that level, you request to be a wiki participant, if you want.
- Do the obvious policing, and editing, deleting, etc.
- They approve (or disapprove) vectorites who request to be participants - or remove wiki posters who cross "some" line.
Perhaps the approval could be by simple majority vote - always tending toward permissiveness. It would be rare to disapprove, and rarer still to eject someone, but at least there'd be a formal mechanism to do so.
I remember writing a couple of articles for it, but when it disappeared, we lost them all (yeah, no backups )
Could we use google docs to start the rebuilding of the wiki? ... I'm all for this, and would help out.
What do you think?