[open-science] Why do you use MediaWiki?
liz at publiclab.org
Tue Jan 20 14:16:24 UTC 2015
Great thread! I have set up many a wiki, so i hope you will pardon me for
this forthcoming shameless plug ;)
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There are several other communities who have set up their own version of
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can all use.
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On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 9:08 AM, Pierre-Carl Langlais <
pierrecarl.langlais at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I guess the main reason that sums up it all is : a huge community of
> developers, well-funded by the Wikimedia Foundation. That means a wide
> range of extensions, help and support. Imho, it is actually easier to
> customize a MediaWiki software (by combining the appropriate extensions
> and some css magic) rather than attempting to use a lesser known version
> of wiki (which may be fine initially, but means a lot of struggle to
> find the appropriate information or set up some additional functions).
> Le 20/01/15 14:49, Lukasz Bolikowski a écrit :
> > 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.
> > Best regards,
> > Lukasz
> > 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?
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