[linux-audio-user] the Linux soundapps pages redux

Hans Fugal fugalh at gmail.com
Wed Dec 8 16:01:44 EST 2004

Dave, thanks for all your work over the years on the site!

I, too, think a wiki is great. I have seen more than a few wikis end
up being more work when they are wide open due to wiki spam and
graffiti. In time, our wiki will also be targeted and we don't want
that to happen. I really like the idea of a core group of moderators
(it could be 50 people - it doesn't have to be a small group) that
approve all anonymous changes. There may be other schemes as well; we
should do _something_ because otherwise it can be a problem.

But I still think the wiki is a great approach, even if it does
deviate from the "true wiki spirit" and angers the volcanos in hawaii.

I'm on a "just do it" kick lately so I hope nobody minds that I've set
up just such a wiki to get us started. Dave understandably doesn't
have the time or experience with wikis to bother with it, so I figured
we should get one up and running and get the content moved over, and
if it meets Dave's approval at that point it can be moved to his
server(s), or some other more appropriate place.

So pick a page and port it.


On Wed, 08 Dec 2004 13:17:44 -0500, Dave Phillips <dlphilp at bright.net> wrote:
> Mark Knecht wrote:
> >I don't need convincing. I'm not against a wiki at all. I was, in
> >fact, quite impressed at the idea. However, what does it mean to be
> >managed? If that means Dave has to look at everything that his new
> >helpers do then it likely isn't going to save him much time.
> >
> >I hadn't used a wiki until my first attempt last evening. The one I
> >used didn't enforce any specific page formats or content. One thing I
> >really appreciate about Dave's site is it's consistency, even if it is
> >a bit old school to look at. If there's a wiki way to keep things
> >consistent, improve the way it looks, and give helpers access to do
> >the dirty work for him, then I'm very much in favor of using a wiki to
> >do this.
> >
> >
> First, thanks to all who replied. Alas, I really don't want to change
> the format, not at this time. It would mean a measure of work I'm not
> prepared to do at this time.
> OTOH, it's clear that the wiki is a preferred Way. So my shortest
> response is: Grab a section or sections from the Linux soundapps site
> and use it as a starting point in a standalone wiki form. If you want
> the original HTML, it's free for the asking/taking. If enough people
> actually did that, with an agreed-upon wiki format, then eventually they
> could merge (re-merge?) into a spanking new wiki-ized Linux soundapps
> site. If that should happen, then at some point someone is going to have
> to assume managerial duties, which may be considerable.
> It seems that there are enough wiki-savvy souls on this list to start a
> working group for this project.
> Btw, Mark: My site is not "a bit old school", it's *profoundly* Old
> School.  :)
> And if anyone feels like maintaining a section of the current pages, let
> me know.
> Best,
> dp

De gustibus non disputandum est.

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