Monday, July 14, 2008

Using an online cork board for your wiki community

Sticking information on the wiki for your community

In celebration of John T Smith patenting the cork board on this date in 1891, I began to think how announcements are posted on wikis for the community. Some wikis include an 'announcements' section on the home page to highlight news and events. Others have messaging features which allow the creators, administrators, writers, and even community members to send messages to the community members. Some wiki farms support online to-do lists --- where wiki creators, administrators, and writers can post tasks where help is needed by the community. Sometimes you have a need to post some information or requests that just do not fit easily on any page on your wiki. Lately, I've seen online cork board pages created on wikis. How can these "cork board" pages be used by community members? to share news with others, to post general announcements (e.g., new content, moderator will be away for awhile on vacation), to promote a news or journal article, to request help on a task, to announce a place where community members will be meeting face-to-face, etc. I have used an online cork board page on one wiki to post information about my availability to the other community members. I've recently created a cork board page on one of my wikis -- and wonder how it will be used by the community.

If you've created or used an online cork board page or function on your wiki, post a comment and tell us about it.

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