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Just the Schtuff, ma'am...

Wikis make a useful tool for quick collaboration - but setting one up (and handling all the configuration and customisation) can be something of a chore.

Here's a useful tool for anyone wanting to run a wiki without any hard work: Schtuff. It's a site that offers a basic collaboration platform, with enough features to get your team working.

Could be useful for con-running as well as personal or home note-taking...


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Jun. 26th, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC)
Even the most elaborate of wikis (TWiki, to pick the one I'm most familiar with) are pretty simple to set up; I can't really see using a service like this for anything beyond experimentation. I also don't see any hint of a business model on the site, so they could vanish or start charging real money at any time.

Most cons already have a website, so for con-running the obvious thing is to set up a wiki there, using whichever of the popular engines fits best with what the site is using.
Jun. 27th, 2005 12:18 am (UTC)
Took me about 3 minutes to set up a UseMod based Wiki the other day. Had to give it a name, a password and tell it whih folder to store things in.
Jun. 27th, 2005 07:55 am (UTC)
but you already understand Unix, command line etc; I know a lot of people who would be stumped by TWiki
Jun. 27th, 2005 07:33 pm (UTC)
Plenty of wikis to choose from. Including some that work out of the box on Windows.

As I said, a hosted wiki is ok for personal experimentation, but I don't think it's worth considering for serious collaboration in a work environment.
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