Re: wiki vs blog

Subject: Re: wiki vs blog
From: Dossy Shiobara <dossy -at- panoptic -dot- com>
To: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 14:11:38 -0500

On 1/13/10 2:04 PM, Bill Swallow wrote:
> That's grossly incorrect. WordPress is an open source web publishing
> platform and is not limited to blogging at all. It is highly
> extendable and can be used to publish blogs, wikis, web sites, forums,
> and many other online communication solutions.
> Wiki plugin:

Have you actually used a WordPress wiki based on that plugin?

Your definition of WordPress is analogus to me handing you a cotton
pillowcase and a live duck and saying "this is a extensible,
pillow-making system, you simply extend it by plucking the duck and
stuffing the pillowcase."

While WordPress is very flexible and extensible through its plugin
system, even the best wiki plugin will pale in comparison to a software
specifically designed with the focus of providing the best wiki possible.

Of course, if quality isn't a concern, then yes, sufficiently fungible
electronic bytes can be arranged into an infinite number of
arrangements, some loosely resembling software that feels like a wiki
while others like blogs.

As professionals, I'd work should carry just slightly higher
expectations ... I could be wrong ...

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