[open-science] Why do you use MediaWiki?
l.bolikowski at icm.edu.pl
Tue Jan 20 13:49:54 UTC 2015
Raphael has some good points, let me expand them. Assuming you want to
use *a wiki* for a collaborative website, there are several reasons why
to choose MediaWiki:
1) Many of your contributing users have probably contributed to
Wikipedia as well, so they know the mark-up, they can re-use some of the
nice coding tricks employed in Wikipedia (e.g. copy-and-paste
infoboxes), they can easily adopt Wikipedia's collaboration principles,
they already know what categories are for, how to use a talk page, etc.
2) Thanks to Wikipedia, MediaWiki is a very stable and actively
developed piece of software. There's a rich family of extensions. It
is even possible that one of your power users has written an extension
3) Visiting users (viewers) see a familiar UI.
On 01/20/2015 02:21 PM, Raphael Ritz wrote:
> On 1/20/15 1:56 PM, Ivan Ferrero wrote:
>> I always hear about the MediaWiki platform: why?
Dr. Łukasz Bolikowski, Assistant Professor
Applied Data Analysis Lab, ICM, University of Warsaw
Contact details: http://www.icm.edu.pl/~bolo/
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