[MediaWiki-l] Reorganizing your wiki when the whole world changes...?

Al alj62888 at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 12 20:45:26 UTC 2014





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> From: David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com>
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>On 3 November 2014 18:35, Al <alj62888 at yahoo.com> wrote:
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>> Since MW is designed around a crowdsourcing model, I would just get volunteers from all parts of the company to help update the wiki.  That will 1.) point-out the helpful employees of the company, 2.) be very educational for the editors about the new company organization, 3.) promote collaboration amongst diverse groups within the company.  Yes, updating the whole wiki with just a handful of editors would suck and the quality would probably suffer too.  But, with fifty to a hundred editors, a piece of cake and the results would probably be much better.
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>In my experience of intranet wikis, any plan that starts with "1.
>Other people will lift a finger" doesn't ever work out that way :-)
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>Of course, that option/directive would have to come from company leadership.  You tend to find more volunteers the higher-up the asker ;0)  SMW would be just as much work, if not more, if they aren't already using it.

al



>It's possible a bit of applied SMW will do what Dan needs, or pointing
>AutoWikiBrowser at it maybe. (I've never pointed AWB at anything other
>than en.wikipedia,org, so I have no experience in actually doing that
>last one.)
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