I'm aware of that threads. I just want to bring it back, because that treads was more about how to prevent forum from flooding with "low quality" post.
Wiki is great way to organize information, but I can understand MikeC - lack of attention/volunteers can be a problem.
But wiki is too great
. We can (at least) give it a try
I'm big fan of wiki - it is a simple idea that seems to be almost unreal in the real world (like open-source).
But it IS working all over the world.
I especially agree with the below posts:
I agree that the lack of attention is a potential problem, but honestly what's there to lose?
Wikis are a collaborative effort. The same way we saw a faq generated here. The pain of writing a complete article is way more than just writing to a wiki. In wikis you add to the information, you are not expected to make it complete and to cover all.
I've used wikis to store some information online so I won't have to re-invent it again. I've also fixed typos, grammatical errors and re-written sentences to make them more understandable.
The purpose of a wiki, and its main advantage of a forum is that information can be made and kept organized. Everything that can be considered a topic can have its own page - for example, a page called Mobile Bartons, or a page called Sound Dampening, which links to pages called Acoustipak, Melamine, etc. Every page can also have a discussion subpage, or perhaps a link to the relevant forum for less-permanent discussions.
A wiki is not much harder to set up than phpBB, which obviously works. See here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpwiki/
Wikis have every feature that you would ever need, including extensive tools for moderators to control access and regulate content.
A wiki is the simple yet powerful solution for building and maintaining a public collection of knowledge. Editing it is something that anybody can learn and do in 5 minutes.
When Sensei's Library
started out, it's goal was to "act as the online repository of all Go knowledge in the world," and the wiki is a perfect
format for doing so. SPCR's goal is basically the same, and so should it's methods be.