[Centos] ANNOUNCEMENT: the new www.centos.org has launched
donavan at 4wx.net
Sat Dec 18 01:17:50 UTC 2004
>> BTW, I guess this can also serve to announce the launch of the
>> www.centos.org website
> Killer! So it would appear that our CentOS Q&A, FAQ, Wiki, etc should
> all go here instead of wiki.caosity.org, eh?
www.centos.org will not feature a pure wiki. However the FAQ system
running on www.centos.org is rather kind of like a wiki in that it
allows users to propose questions, answer previously proposed questions,
answer (i.e., update) a current answer, propose and answer a question
(the same parts obviously) at one time. So it's better than a boring
old static faq with a webmaster making up questions, it allows user
interaction, but avoids many of the pitfalls of more traditional wiki
like apps. It's flexible enough to be a "mini wiki" in the sense that
users can submit complete howto's, offer suggestions for correcting
inaccurate faq information, or even proposing a question that should be
added. It's a faq in the sense that the answers are generally static
and still require webmaster (or assignee(s)) to manage the content and
changes in the faq. All this and I didn't even mention that users can
add comments to existing FAQ entries... :-)
The faq is called "smartfaq" and is rather unique to the xoops word.
Currently it is running in rather restricted mode. In the coming days
and weeks I plan to add more smartfaq features to make it more dynamic.
> Congrats on the lauch, looks spiffy.
Thank you, much of the look goes to Lance Davis who was forever saying
can we "change this, change that, blah blah blah". Plus I seem to
suffer from coloritus as well...
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