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Subject: Re: Straw poll on wiki replacement

Re: Straw poll on wiki replacement

From: Franklin Wei via rockbox <>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2020 04:37:49 +0000

On Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:43 PM, Jason Arthur Taylor via rockbox <> wrote:

> Not to boast but I have contributed a lot lot wiki-like edits, articles, and posts.  Probably way over 10,000.

Not sure how this is relevant.

> Usually if you are like me, you make the edit/fix/error you saw, hit submit, and then re-read it, being proud of your free contribution.  And, exactly then, you find another thing to edit and fix.  And so on --- until after a while you've written a real masterpiece.  The instant you cannot get that live feedback and see a "your edit is awaiting approval" (or the equivalent awaiting an unknown amount of time for an auto-update) it's a no-go feeling like "That's the last time I ever help those aholes out."

As Solomon said, all of this is literally impossible with our current setup.

> No masterpieces, only half-butted cruddy lame contributions with spelling errors etc.  That's exactly what non-live editing is not asking but more begging for.

I beg to differ. Live editing via the current interface is extremely annoying (not to mention prone to losing work due to connection issues). In fact, offline editing brings us closer to the model we use in software projects, where you develop (edit) locally and have a chance to see the result _before_ it goes live, thus keeping you from pushing a half-baked result to the production site.

Solomon has already managed to export the Foswiki text and revision history to a git repo, so we should be able to experiment with that and see how it works.


Received on 2020-06-28

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