Re: Wiki for Product Documentation

Subject: Re: Wiki for Product Documentation
From: Sean Brierley <sean -dot- brierley -at- gerberscientific -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 09:10:27 -0400

I am not suggesting Sharepoint is a better wiki environment, just that
Sharepoint has one. Rather, I am saying that for internal communication,
Sharepoint is a stronger resource, repository, and way of sharing documents
in total.

So, my question then goes to is this external or internal communication,
and then related questions about the utility of wikis overall....

The timing on this convo is odd, because, out of the blue, I got asked
about wikis yesterday by a tech writer at a different company.

Cheers,

Sean

On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 9:01 AM, John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com> wrote:

> Sharepoint is, IMHO, a very poor alternative to something like Confluence.
> It's more of a repository than an interactive medium. You upload files to
> Sharepoint where people can - sometimes - find them. But Confluence is much
> more user friendly both as an author and a user.
>
> My 2Â
>
> JG
>
> On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 8:54 AM, Sean Brierley <
> sean -dot- brierley -at- gerberscientific -dot- com> wrote:
>
>> Are Wikis still a thing for documentation?
>>
>> For internal documentation, Sharepoint seems to have taken over (and it
>> has
>> some Wiki-ish features you can use). Plus, after the first two months, who
>> do you get to author your wiki content?
>>
>> For external Wikis, have we resolved the questions of who owns the content
>> and what if the content causes harm, who's to blame, the author or host?
>>
>>
>>
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Re: Wiki for Product Documentation: From: Sean Brierley
Re: Wiki for Product Documentation: From: John G

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