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How to encourage forum users to use our wiki?

Accounts are separate. Wiki accounts require moderator approval, because it was the only way we found to keep the spambots away. I suspect that this is a major factor in keeping people from editing ...
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Terminology: “bureaucrats” have the utmost technical privilege but don't set policy?

The most obvious term to me is administrators. What Wiki* calls “bureaucrats” are really administrators, both in the sense of a judicial administrator (someone who manages an estate on behalf of ...
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How can I save a dying wiki, as its user?

If the game is effectively dead now that the sequel is out then it might be the time to cut your losses and move on. However, if the information is valuable - true if people are going to continue ...
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How to choose moderators for a wiki?

On a wiki I administrate, we have an informal policy of self-nomination. (There is a review procedure to codify policies, but this one never went to vote due to a period of inactivity.) I think the ...
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Terminology: “bureaucrats” have the utmost technical privilege but don't set policy?

Is there a better name for users who have a technically high level of power, but are in practice bound never to use it except when directed to do so by the community? Yes, there are different names ...
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How to encourage forum users to use our wiki?

You could try finding another way to control spambots on your MediaWiki that is more convenient for new users than requiring moderator approval. The following policy has worked well for two wikis that ...
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How can I set up a system to encourages people to create content on a Wiki?

People want to do a lot of things, a lot of different things. People don't like to be forced into something, the transition between work and fun should be smooth so that people have fun while working. ...
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How do we better enable dialogue between new and core users on a wiki?

As a wiki, you naturally lack basic tools for short-term communication (live chats, shoutbox, etc.). Your main purpose is to provide information to various topics, therefore, you have discussions ...
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How can I bring a community around a wiki of a fictional world?

You picked something that is very hard to build: a wiki. The to-date biggest wiki-like site we know is Wikipedia. It shows the very basic principles of a wiki: A wiki is a site for information ...
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How to choose moderators for a wiki?

Positive contributions. If a user has done a lot of positive contributions (edits, new posts ...), then that's a sign they care about the site. Participation in discussions. If a user actively ...
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How do I create a tag based community for our sdk and suite of softwares for our company?

You can create tags on Stack Overflow by simply adding a comma (,) after every proposed tag that doesn't currently exist in our system, When creating your new tags for your company, bear in mind that ...
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Small web page with news and files

Have you tried Yahoo groups? https://groups.yahoo.com/neo Its not the most functional capabilities, but the other newer groups services, such as Google Groups, or Facebook groups would violate your ...
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How can I bring a community around a wiki of a fictional world?

The first way to advertise and build a community is making your own content. You should make some content on the Wiki before you are advertising it so everyone can see that you are just someone who ...
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How to encourage forum users to use our wiki?

I ran into a similar (but not exactly the same) position years ago, but everything I have done wasn't successful. So my points may not worth much. From what I have known: A forum almost always has ...
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How to choose moderators for a wiki?

In order for anyone to be a good moderator, they need to know what is expected of the moderators at this particular site, and they need to feel that they want the same thins as the other moderators ...
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