[ckan-discuss] Deprecation of wiki.ckan.org in favour of a wiki on github and the main documentation

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Mon Sep 10 09:02:39 BST 2012

Hi All,

We would like to suggest deprecating wiki.ckan.org and migrating
relevant content to a github wiki. The main motivation for this change
is the increasing level of spam attacks we have seen on wiki.ckan.org.

The plan:

1. Boot github wiki: https://github.com/okfn/ckan/wiki [DONE]

2. Put wiki.ckan.org into read-only mode [DONE]

3. Get a list of key pages to move (or perhaps move all)

4. Move these pages

  * Github wiki pages support mediawiki syntax as an option so copy and paste
  * Some material is now out of date or should be in main docs.ckan.org/
  * Could try doing this via the git version of the wiki with a script
(but have to weed out spam from current wiki)
  * Keep with space separated names for pages though this means
/Release_process/ on wiki.ckan.org/ -> /Release-process/ on github

5. [Some time later] shut down wiki.ckan.org and redirect to e.g.
ckan.org/developers/wiki page with info about what has happened or
directly to the github wiki

Assistance with 3 and 4 would be most welcome so please ping the list
if you can help out or have suggestions for (3).


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