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Subject: Re: Straw poll on wiki replacement

Re: Straw poll on wiki replacement

From: Jason Arthur Taylor via rockbox-dev <>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2020 21:43:39 -0400

On Sat, Jun 27, 2020 at 6:10 PM Solomon Peachy via rockbox-dev <> wrote:

> Do we care about having an interactive editor with changes going live
> instantly, or can it be done via git commits with the live site
> auto-updated as part of a commit hook?
> At the end of the day, the result is the same (revision-controlled
> templated knowledgebase) with a roughly similar level of migration
> effort (new template, migrating foswiki markup, server-side
> infrastructure, etc etc..)

No, IMO they are not the same at all. Not to boast but I have contributed
a lot lot wiki-like edits, articles, and posts. Probably way over 10,000.
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." 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.
Received on 2020-06-27

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