[open-science] Why do you use MediaWiki?
stephen.song at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 14:03:43 UTC 2015
On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 9:49 AM, Lukasz Bolikowski <l.bolikowski at icm.edu.pl>
> Hi Ivan,
> 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 him/herself.
> 3) Visiting users (viewers) see a familiar UI.
and for those not content with the familiar yet aesthetically challenged,
Bootstrapskin (http://www.mediawikibootstrapskin.co.uk/) is a great project
aimed at dragging mediawiki's UI into the 21st century.
> Best regards,
> 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
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