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What do you think about this initiative?

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I want to start an open knowledgebase about the .NET platform. A
knowledgebase that is content-editable by everyone.
Just have a look at www.dotnet4all.com for an example.

What do you think about this initiative and is it worth anything for us
developers?

Xander
Nov 21 '05 #1
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Consider A Sharepoint Portal.

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"Xander" <xa****@dotnet4all.com> wrote in message
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I want to start an open knowledgebase about the .NET platform. A
knowledgebase that is content-editable by everyone.
Just have a look at www.dotnet4all.com for an example.

What do you think about this initiative and is it worth anything for us
developers?

Xander

Nov 21 '05 #2

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> Consider A Sharepoint Portal.

That is an option. The only problem is that I want a platform where it is
very very very VERY easy to change content. With sharepoint you always have
the problem of registering, authentication, blabla. This is too much
time-consuming for most of us.

There is only one big issue: It is very easy to spam an open website like
this. But this also can be very succesful. Look at www.wikipedia.com. This
is an open encyclopedia and like www.dotnet4all.com it uses a wiki.

O...and did I mention that the most important criterium is that it has to be
very very VERY easy to change the content. :)

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Just double-click to contribute your knowledge.
Nov 21 '05 #3

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Xander,

You are not the first with this initiatief, and there are so very much, I
stopped with it, when I was making it. There are to much in my opinion.

This link beneath gives you so much links, snippets, or whatever that every
one extra is waisted time in my opinion.

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=e....public.dotnet

Another problem is as well as with this one that nobody checks the codes (or
the editing) which are provided. So it can be very errorful or very old
while there is better.

I keep it to be sure mostly to MSDN

However only what I think about it as you did ask to these newsgroups.

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #4

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"Xander" <xa****@dotnet4all.com> wrote in news:41586174$0$92786
$e*******@dreader10.news.xs4all.nl:
The only problem is that I want a platform where it is
very very very VERY easy to change content.


Maybe you should just use the Wiki software?

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Nov 21 '05 #5

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> Maybe you should just use the Wiki software?

http://members.ebay.com/aboutme/coolspot18/


I fact, it already uses a wiki (OpenWiki) :)

Xander

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http://www.dotnet4all.com

The first open content-editable .NET knowledgebase.
Just double-click to contribute your knowledge.
Nov 21 '05 #6

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I once took a good existing article on wikipedia that had gone through a
couple of generations, improved and added to it a bit and within an hour it
was completely blown away by some nitwit with zero respect for the work that
had gone before, and was *totally* rewritten with about 75% of the original
content blown away and what was left was much less educational and useful.

Granted you are warned by their FAQ that this can happen, but a community
like that cannot work if contributors can't assume some reasonable level of
collegiality. So I decided that if that is my first taste of how a wiki
community works, I want no part of it. And I've never contributed since.
To ask total strangers to contribute free content without some sense that it
is not an exercise in futility is insane.

--Bob

"Xander" <xa****@dotnet4all.com> wrote in message
news:41***********************@dreader10.news.xs4a ll.nl...
Consider A Sharepoint Portal.


That is an option. The only problem is that I want a platform where it is
very very very VERY easy to change content. With sharepoint you always
have
the problem of registering, authentication, blabla. This is too much
time-consuming for most of us.

There is only one big issue: It is very easy to spam an open website like
this. But this also can be very succesful. Look at www.wikipedia.com. This
is an open encyclopedia and like www.dotnet4all.com it uses a wiki.

O...and did I mention that the most important criterium is that it has to
be
very very VERY easy to change the content. :)

--
http://www.dotnet4all.com

Nov 21 '05 #7

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"Bob Grommes" <bo*@bobgrommes.com> wrote in
news:#Q*************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl:
Granted you are warned by their FAQ that this can happen, but a
community like that cannot work if contributors can't assume some
reasonable level of collegiality. So I decided that if that is my
first taste of how a wiki community works, I want no part of it. And
I've never contributed since.


You can roll back the content.

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Nov 21 '05 #8

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> You can roll back the content.

Yes, there is a potential risk for spammers, but since there is a complete
roll-back functionality there should not be a problem. But of course: only
if lots of people feel responsible for checking the change-log regulary.

I still believe that an open community/knowledgebase is possible, and for
that I see www.wikipedia.com as a big example.

Xander

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http://www.dotnet4all.com

The first open content-editable .NET knowledgebase.
Just double-click to contribute your knowledge.
Nov 21 '05 #9

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