June 14, 2005

Announcing wiki.case.edu

Posted at June 14, 2005 04:30 PM in Computing .

I am proud to announce the immediate availability of the official Case Western Reserve University wiki at http://wiki.case.edu.

A wiki is a collaborative web site where almost every page is editable by any user. It is my hope and the hope of other proponents of the wiki that it become THE central resource for information on campus.

The range of topics covered by the wiki can be as varying as your brain can conceive. We are currently working on integrating the wiki with other services offered by the university, such as this blog system.

We look forward to seeing new topics on the Case Wiki. If you have any questions or comments, please post them here, or send them to wiki-admin@case.edu.

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Comments

Great work guys! I like it.

I have started adding content, but then I noticed the wiki says "BETA". I may contribute a significant amount of time to Case wiki content, as I plan to use it as part of our workflow. I am hesitant because of the beta status. Two questions:
1) Can we trust that work we contribute will continue to be accessible to us?
2) Does the system have some sort of backup?

Posted by Aaron Shaffer at June 15, 2005 02:14 PM

1) There is no intention of deleting data and/or starting from scratch again. Beta simply means to expect minor changes while the system is in testing.

2) An automated database backup runs every day.

Posted by Gregory Szorc at June 15, 2005 02:18 PM

Great! I'll get started. =)

Posted by Aaron Shaffer at June 15, 2005 05:42 PM

I noticed at the bottom of each page that one edits, a link is placed that looks like this: http://wiki.case.edu/User:Jeremy.smith

However, manual redirects are necessary to for the entries to point to the real entry at http://wiki.case.edu/Jeremy_Smith

Is there any way you can code the author text at the bottom to automatically link to second type of link listed above? That will save us all redirect pages.

(just a heads up, the preview button on this blog doesn't seem to be working properly)

Posted by Aaron Shaffer at June 16, 2005 08:51 AM

If you are a member of the Case community and want to provide input about the wiki, please post either at http://wiki.case.edu/CaseWiki_talk:ToDo or send an e-mail to wiki-admin@case.edu.

Posted by Gregory Szorc at June 16, 2005 11:22 AM

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