[open-science] Why do you use MediaWiki?

Florence Piron florence.piron at com.ulaval.ca
Tue Jan 20 14:00:35 UTC 2015


I have created some wikis with mediawiki and they are perfect.
By the way, I have just discovered that wikipedia is testing a new tool 
for editing, allowing to do it without using the mark-up. It is 
interesting! But it could also induce users not to try coding by 

Florence Piron, Québec
Le 2015-01-20 08:49, 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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