New Wiki System: Deki Wiki

Justin Wong stryderjzw at
Thu Jul 24 08:03:53 CEST 2008

Hey all,

I think it's a bit hard to say right now if Mediawiki is the right
tool for the job. We're seeing issues right now, but it's hard to
identify if it's the tool or just organizational problems.

We need to come together and look at this problem from the users
perspective and also understand the data and how it's structured.
Once we have a good sense of the above, we can determine which tool is
better suited for the job.


On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 12:36 AM, Christopher Rawlings
<rawlinc at> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 12:15 AM, ian douglas
> <ian.douglas at> wrote:
>> I agree that hierarchical pages are definitely a plus when it comes to
>> organization.
>> Imagine if you will:
> Exactly, take Mindtouch's own FAQ for Deki Wiki as a great example of
> this (all FAQ sub-pages included in the parent page through
> 'transclusion':
>> Still, I must agree with Joachim's follow-up that they have enough
>> headaches with MediaWiki without having to learn a new system, and
>> Brian's thoughts that migrating between the two systems would need to be
>> done very quickly so we don't end up with two wiki's to maintain. All
>> that to say: I think staying with MediaWiki, while it has limitations,
>> is a good course of action. Let's just work to clean up what's there.
> I don't know what kind of headaches the admins are dealing with right
> now, so I respect the decision to stick with the current wiki (even
> though I really do think Deki Wiki would provide added benefit :-P).
> Again, just for future reference, keep in mind that Deki Wiki has a
> mediawiki-to-dekiwiki converter that could theoretically be used to
> perform trial run transitions and then a final 'production' transition
> within a couple of minutes...
> -Chris
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