Wikis for end-users

Subject: Wikis for end-users
From: "A.H." <isaac840 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 12:09:39 -0700 (PDT)

Hello, all,

We're brainstorming ways for users to document
modules on a site that is yet to be built (something
similar to

We thought of creating a wiki where users can post
their comments, ideas, etc.

Has anyone ever done this? If so, has it been
successful? easy to maintain?

The users will most likely be beginners. Is a wiki
to much for a beginner to absorb?

We want to build a community, and we think it's a
pretty good idea to have a place where users can chat,
search, and improve the product (an open-source
contact-management database).

Anthony Hernandez
Technical Writing Intern
Fund for the City of New York

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