2008/4/7 David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com>om>:
On Thursday night, I went to London PerlMongers social drinks and
guzzled ridiculous quantites of Adnam's Oyster Stout and talked
rubbish with geeks.
Minor anecdotal notes on our public relations with the advanced geek crowd:
* They really wish MediaWiki had decent WYSIWYG editing - Wikipedia's
wikitext is so full of template code it repels casual editors.
In Preferences, there is a new thing called "Gadgets", and one of the
gadgets you can install is some kind of WYSIWYG editor called "WikEd".
Having said that, I tried it and hated it. I'm happy with the idea of
typing some kind of symbol in the knowledge that it means that
something will happen. I don't want my computer spending ten or twenty
seconds trying to show me exactly what the article will look like,
because I had planned to spend those seconds typing what I intended to
type, hitting submit, and getting on with the rest of my life.