Community Wiki Suggestions
For those that are unaware, @hbf is graciously hosting the Vanilla Community Wiki at vanillawiki.homebrewforums.net. It has basic documentation, quickstart tutorials, and a growing catalog of practical tasks that are being curated.
The wiki is plagued by spam registrants making us go to great lengths to prevent spam. We use a captcha and also approve members manually. While this approach has been effective, I believe it has been hampering our efforts to encourage community contribution. 75% of edits were created by just 3 members.
I really think this is because accounts have to be added manually. The last legitimate signup (as far as I can tell) was by @ilovetech on September 28th and I just got around to giving him access to edit. This is mostly because I have to recognize that a username has been used here by a real person before giving them editing permission.
In addition to this headache, hbf recently informed me that the wiki database is almost 50 gb in size. This is because spam accounts are not handled well, in my opinion, by the wiki software we are using. I really want to lighten the load on hbf's servers since there is no way we have 50 gb on actual content on the wiki.
So, what am I looking for?
I want your suggestions and feedback. Do you find it difficult to find information on the wiki? Were you able to successfully contribute? What documentation wiki software do you like? Anything we should concentrate on in the wiki? Anything else you want to say?
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