[pmwiki-users] Re: pmwiki-users Digest, Vol 3, Issue 1
haganfox at users.sourceforge.net
Fri Sep 2 15:56:48 CDT 2005
On 9/2/05, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 01, 2005 at 07:03:13PM -0700, H. Fox wrote:
> > On 9/1/05, Radu <radu at monicsoft.net> wrote:
> > > I wonder why everyone is trying to copy wikipedia instead of simply
> > > using mediawiki.
> > Regardless of what MediaWiki (or any other project) does, I think
> > someone who's just starting to use PmWiki would be better off
> > (happier, more satisfied) having free links by default and automatic
> > WikiWord links as an easy-to-set option.
> Hear, hear!
> My suggestion to have WikiWords disabled by default has almost nothing
> to do with "copying wikipedia" -- indeed, duplicating wikipedia and
> mediawiki has never been a goal of mine, nor do I think that it's
> the "gold standard" that everyone else should be emulating. PmWiki
> has a different audience, and different goals.
> My wish to disable WikiWords by default was simply so that new authors
> and administrators don't have to deal with the inevitable questions
> of preventing things like "CPUs", "PhDs", "McDonald", "WebCT", etc.
> from being turned into links, or the subsequent pain of always
> placing ` or [=...=] with false wikiwords.
Also URLs and MySQL.
Then there's poor Sam MacDonald at DaimlerChrysler who uses his
ThinkPad (loaded with OpenOffice and QuickTime of course) to check
FedEx's site over his BellSouth connection to see if his BlackBerry
has arrived yet. :-)
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