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The Single Blade WIKI

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The Single Blade WIKI

Postby GregS » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:03 pm

Anyone familiar with Wikipedia will get the idea behind the Single Blade Wiki: it's a community-edited online Canoeists' "Resource Base"... with scope to develop, in time, into a full Canoeists' Encyclopedia!

A wiki (i/ˈwɪki/ wik-ee) is a website that allows the creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages via a web browser

Printed and online resources for canoeists are currently pretty limited: this Wiki aims to bring everything together in a form that's useful for anyone with the interest and enthusiasm to investigate.
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Re: The Single Blade WIKI

Postby GregS » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:28 pm

The Single Blade "Wiki" will initially use forum software rather than "Wiki" software... and editing / structure will be in the hands of a community of trusted editors, rather than open to all... but we anticipate incorporating any/all relevant contributions (from any/all sources) and near-enough instantaneous updates... and we have no pre-determined structure to limit contributions.

The advantages of switching to Wiki software will be reviewed regularly, but switching also has potential disadvantages: greater scope for abuse, administration headaches and loss of any semblance of structure.
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Re: The Single Blade WIKI

Postby GregS » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:30 pm

Our model for our Wiki pages is our ACA "Advanced Quietwater" / "Freestyle" Wiki - please take a look!
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Re: The Single Blade WIKI

Postby GregS » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:26 am

The Single Blade Wiki is an online collaboration: developed by users - raising obvious questions over what's authoritative, over error checking and so on.

The Wiki aspiration is for anything misleading will be weeded out by consensus rather by editorial fiat: members are expected to have a vested interest in high-quality content... and the forum software allows for discussion to highlight concerns.

The "who's who" pages exist in part to ease judgments over whose views might be trusted to be authoritative... but as with any such collaboration, solid content can come from any source, and even sources with the most impeccable credentials may be mistaken.

Contributing members are encouraged to indicate primary and secondary sources as appropriate to each post... and to double check facts where practicable. Where matters can be verified, indicating how / where is great.
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