in reply to A wiki for Perl

Perlmonks wiki goodness

Can do...

"As it turns out, the Everything engine already has support for wikis, and there are various wikis dotted around the monastery", and "There is even a secret wiki on Perlmonks that is open to everyone.". Ah, the secret public wiki. :)

How do...

- a more exposed wiki ... link from the front page ... perhaps additional section.
- A toggle on pages so authors can allow folks to edit them directly.
- ...

Why do...

- "There are many discussions here about additional structure in PM ... many of them are quite useful ideas, the problem is that they need some additional structure in the monastery, and that takes time. With an exposed wiki we could say - just start it as a wiki page, add the structure by manual intervention and see if it works. When it works and the manual intervention is not that big problem then it can stay that way, when it works but the manual intervention is too big then one would have more arguments why to implement it as a software mechanism."
(From zby's nice Wikis (are worse are better) above. Worth reading the whole thing.)

- So people can contribute and organize content, even when it doesn't quite fit in the existing Sections, and have it collaboratively edited over time.

- So a tutorial writer could allow folks to help them out with writing and editing, rather than their only being allowed to add comments.

- So you can create a page of links on topic foo, which people can easily add to, flag as broken, and generally comment on.

- So... you can easily create multi-page content, ... and various perl projects can build their wikis within the monastery, ...
To blend wiki free-form-ness with PM's existing infrastructure, content, and community, ...

To make the monastery an even more interesting place.