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Le vendredi 05 octobre 2012 à 10:47 +0200, Volker Merschmann a écrit :

2012/10/5 Charles-H. Schulz <>:
I have to second Marc here, except for his comment on Silverstripe. I
realize a few people are used to the Mediawiki syntax (the languae and
formatting used without the WYSIWYG editor) but if we take it out we
will expect serious drops in productivity and contribution.

I would suggest we look at alternatives for a wiki platform.

I don't think so.

The wiki is not intended to provide information to the wide public,
but as a working tool and pinboard for the contributors inside the
Many of them are able to use the wiki-syntax which is not that hard to
learn and well documented around the web.
So I do not think a WYSIWYG is mandantory for it. (We have seen some
really bad editings with the old one....)

Silverstripe on the other hand is equipped with a WYSIWYG-editor and I
think this is very helpful there to attract people to work on the

Whether we want it or not, the wiki should be edited by more people and
more contributors. But wiki syntax is definitely not something widely
known and we want to lower the barriers of participation. If we take the
editor away you can say goodbye to marketing and artwork contributions
for instance, and in the end it might end up with two wikis, one
official and an unofficial one, just because the former would be used by
a few while the latter would be used by the majority.

To me, at least, not having an editor is a fundamental blocker.


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