makes a GUI frontend to
Wikipedia, those features will become more
Blasphemy! GUI? WYSIWYG? Now that would be unwiki.
Seriously; one of the reasons why we are successful is because
there is a bit of a learning curve to being a contributor (small,
but it is there). I hate to say it, but this small learning curve
acts as a kind of filter against those that have nothing but
incoherent and random nonsense to "contribute".
If the basic concept ain't broke, why fix it? Wiki is dead easy
to learn anyway. But it does require some cognitive faculty and
mental discipline to get the hang of.
While I'm receptive to the "pons asinorum" argument, I rather like
the idea of a GUI wiki interface someday. That's why I want to get
the markup language adequately specified and unambiguous, and why
I entered a feature request for myself to design a stable API for
fetching and editing pages. We'll just make sure that setting up
the GUI application requires them to enter a URL or something. :-)