SPUG: Re: SPUGwiki Needs Photos, etc.

Scott Blachowicz scott+spug at mail.dsab.rresearch.com
Wed Jul 23 09:31:02 CDT 2003

Andrew Sweger <andrew at sweger.net> wrote:

> On Tue, 22 Jul 2003, James Moore wrote:
> > I certainly don't object to other people setting them up, but it doesn't
> > surprise me that they don't always get that much input.  What does a wiki
> > buy that a mailing list doesn't have?  (OK, I'll admit that for something
> > like SPUG I put the utility of pictures and pretty markup right down there
> > with the three-week-old Indian takeaway in my fridge.)
> [Editor's note: Andrew is in a less than lucid state and may seem a little
> out of focus today.]
> One of the values I'm finding in the Wiki is the interest it earns with
> time. A bad Wiki (one that has a subject without a market[1] or one that's

How about "community support" instead of "a market"?

> hard to use) will have negative interest and lose value with time. But a
> Wiki that can put at least a good nucleus together starts to draw a market
> and positive feedback occurs. People keep contributing. (Of course, at
> some point, we'll need negative feedback too to keep things from running
> amok. That and refactoring.)


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