[open-science] Why do you use MediaWiki?

Ivan Ferrero ivan.ferrero1975 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 17:40:06 UTC 2015

Thank you all!
Now I understand.
I had a look at the installation instructions and they scare me a bit: many
providers have auto installing scripts, but what happens when I need to
install new plug-ins?

I will ask some forum before.


Dr Ivan Ferrero - Psicologo Tecniche Mente-Corpo
ivan.ferrero1975 at gmail.com


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Il 20/gen/2015 15:17 "Florence Piron" <florence.piron at com.ulaval.ca> ha

> Hi
> 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
> themselves...
> 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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