[Mediawiki-l] FCK Editor svn head and MW 1.16b2 - correct venue?
robert at interjinn.com
Wed May 19 15:46:06 UTC 2010
Since a plethora of intelligent people with no desire to learn WikiCode
can now add content, the quality of posts has been in line with the
adoption of wiki use by these people. Thus one would say it has gone up.
In the beginning there were some hard core users that learned WikiCode,
for the most part they have indicated that when the WYSIWYG fails, they
are able to switch to WikiCode mode to address the problem. This usually
occurs with complex table nesting which is something that few of the
users do anyways. Most document layouts are kept simple. Additionally,
we have a multilingual english/french wiki. As a result the browser
spell-check is insufficient for the most part (not to mention it has
issues with WikiCode). To address this a second spellcheck button was
added to the interface so that both english and french spellcheck could
be available within the same interface (via aspell backend).
Steve VanSlyck wrote:
> What if anything happend with the quality of the posts?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Robert Cummings <robert at interjinn.com>
>> I have to disagree with you given my experience. In one government
>> department where MediaWiki was installed we saw the active user base
>> spike from about 1000 users to about 8000 users within a month of having
>> enabled FCKeditor. FCKeditor definitely has it's warts, but it very
>> closely matches the experience non-technical people have gotten used to
>> while using Word or WordPerfect. Leveraging skills people already have
>> cuts down on training costs and allows them to be productive almost
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