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Wiki for Writing Books?

Is there wiki software that is specifically designed for writing books? By "book" I mean a long piece of writing designed to be read from start to finish, possibly broken up into chapters, and possibly with a TOC at the start and index at the end. [more inside]
posted by alms on Sep 14, 2007 - 6 answers

Give me directions to a map

Are there any wikis that offer mind-map visualization (somewhat like Wiki Mindmap)? How about concept mapping software which also has wiki-like functionality? [more inside]
posted by regicide is good for you on Sep 11, 2007 - 5 answers

Mediawiki to Indesign/XML?

I have a book on a wiki (mediawiki). I will be laying out that book in InDesign. Is there any way to whoooosh the content straight from mediawiki to the InDesign template (via XML or something)? [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer on Aug 9, 2007 - 4 answers

New wiki-based community - How did Wikipedia get rolling?

New wiki-based community - How did Wikipedia get rolling? [more inside]
posted by SlyBevel on Jul 23, 2007 - 8 answers

Wiki Wiki Tavi

Is there any way to import OpenWiki data to MediaWiki other than manually? I'd hate to have to do it by hand.
posted by jopreacher on Jun 27, 2007 - 2 answers

I need a blog. No, a wiki. Or something.

I need a blog or a wiki or a cms or a combination of same or something that doesn't really exist. Help? [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Jun 20, 2007 - 17 answers

Best Way to Organize/Display a List of Online Resources

Hosted (free?) CMS to contain a directory of online resources and organizations for a college student population. Is there something better than blogspot for what we are doing? Also, is there a way to allow people to rate each post? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Jun 18, 2007 - 6 answers

Running a private combination blog/wiki?

I want to set up a multi-user blog / wiki resource for sharing information privately. What's the best way? [more inside]
posted by TrashyRambo on Jun 9, 2007 - 13 answers

Wiki backend and Wordpress frontend?

I'm trying to set up a collaborative community for writers where we could edit, revise and comment on each other's writing behind the scenes and "publish" finished pieces to a blog-like front page. [more inside]
posted by JeremiahBritt on Jun 7, 2007 - 11 answers

Chronological MediaWiki Category Listings

I run a personal MediaWiki that I organize a lot of academic, business, and project related notes in. I also keep a journal, and all entries are in one category. The entries take the (automatic) form of "June 4 2007". So far so good, except when I look at the journal category page, I get an alphabetized listing, which is essentially useless. Finding a particular date isn't hard, but I'd like to see them all (or, you know, paginated to 60 or so) listed in reverse chronological order. How can I do this?
posted by martinX's bellbottoms on Jun 4, 2007 - 3 answers

Please help me structure my wiki!

MediaWiki + hierarchies: Can it work? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on May 23, 2007 - 4 answers

Automated Media Wiki Page Creation

How can I automate importing thousands of CSV files (or 1 large CSV file) into a MediaWiki installation? [more inside]
posted by coolin86 on May 15, 2007 - 3 answers

Cool Stuff to Run In Your Webspace?

What free, open-source projects can I run in a privately accessible portion of my webspace that would be useful to me in terms of making things more practical in my own life (think Lifehacker-43 Folders kind of stuff)? I'd prefer Mefites' personal experiences with their own installs over linkage that you've seen but never tried — although I'll take either one. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on May 7, 2007 - 4 answers

When is a wiki not a wiki?

I'm setting up a little site that's like an encylopedia. I want the instant-linking that I've had in VooDoo pad (wiki)--when I type "Lincoln" it automatically links to the "Lincoln" page. But I don't need any other wiki features--this is not collaborative. Is there some way to just get that handy quick-link feature as I write my articles? Thanks, smarties!
posted by largecorp on Apr 11, 2007 - 8 answers

Building a Wiki through MYSQL

Which Wiki systems lend theirselves to allowing me to easily do an initial setup with MYSQL inserts to create the Wiki pages? [more inside]
posted by hodyoaten on Mar 12, 2007 - 4 answers

Wikimedia on CD or DVD?

I'd like to create a CD or DVD version of my company's MediaWiki-based Wiki. [more inside]
posted by MotorNeuron on Mar 3, 2007 - 8 answers

Warning, this is a bad site!

Why is Google warning that Yochai Benkler's site is bad? Here's Google's warning [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Feb 25, 2007 - 6 answers

Designer Friendly Wiki Software

Which wiki software is most beautiful right out of the box? Which is the easiest to customize? [more inside]
posted by Typographica on Jan 14, 2007 - 14 answers

What can a Linux fan use for consistent note taking and archival?

I am studying in human science (psychology), and I'm starting university next month. I have been using a laptop running Linux to take notes and write assignments during the past two years or so, but I feel my current technique for note taking is unsatisfactory. [more inside]
posted by a007r on Dec 29, 2006 - 10 answers

Creating a city wiki.

I've been thinking of creating a wiki for my city. Is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by gtr on Dec 28, 2006 - 9 answers

Version control

How does a wiki store revisions? [more inside]
posted by deadfather on Dec 15, 2006 - 7 answers

Free hosted wiki with export?

What's the best free hosted wiki service that will let you export your wiki? [more inside]
posted by frenetic on Dec 2, 2006 - 2 answers

Have you ever planned a mass gathering? If so, pls hope me.

Hiya, I need help. I want to plan a reunion of a large number of disparate people next spring and I need advice and maybe a tutorial on this wiki thing I keep hearing about. [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist on Dec 1, 2006 - 7 answers

I need a wiki without camels.

WikiFilter: Help me find a lightweight wiki that does not use CamelCase linking. [more inside]
posted by Harry on Nov 19, 2006 - 5 answers

Help me pick a wiki software?

I have a new Windows Server 2003 machine, which I'd like to set up as a wiki host for internal documentation at work. What software should I use? [more inside]
posted by sergeant sandwich on Nov 16, 2006 - 7 answers

Should I use wiki or blog software for my simple database?

I'd like to build a publicly editable online database. Each record of the database will consist of images and a few bits of meta data and maybe some Flickr-style tags. I don't have the skills to build a custom database nor the money to pay someone to build it. Is a wiki the way to go? If so, which free (or cheap) wiki software do you recommend for someone with very little programming knowledge? If I remove the "publicly editable" requirement, would a plain ol' WordPress blog with tags be the cleanest option?
posted by Typographica on Nov 8, 2006 - 4 answers

Displaying historical information on wiki maps?

Help a History Professor: How do I create a local history and geography website with wiki functionality? [more inside]
posted by LarryC on Nov 5, 2006 - 8 answers

How to study for this test

Wiki(or other)Filter: I am about 1.5 years out from a huge exam. I have a ton of notes that I have taken from my reading over the past few years (with a lot more to be done). I want to display/study them in a specific way. Help me find something that will suit. Requirements inside (long). [more inside]
posted by i_am_a_Jedi on Nov 2, 2006 - 17 answers

I'd like a little wiki, please.

I want a little wiki to host on my web space just for my use and possibly for some friends' use, but I can't seem to find anything to fit my preferences: (1) stores data in text or HTML files rather than a database, (2) lets me change the template by editing the files themselves, and (3) can have cruft-free URL's. [more inside]
posted by freddymungo on Oct 30, 2006 - 11 answers

Wikis in education

Is there an easy-to-configure wiki engine/software package that is suited for education? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Oct 5, 2006 - 4 answers

Mediawiki on Windows...?

WikiFilter: Like many of you, I am looking for a wiki solution for my personal notebook/data storage needs (i.e. running on a PC only, no server involved). I am bowled over by Mediawiki every time I visit Wikipedia. But is there any simple way to implement Mediawiki (or a comparable wiki engine) on a plain ol' Windows XP desktop? [more inside]
posted by mjklin on Oct 4, 2006 - 7 answers

What's a grognard to do?

Help me find collaborative hex-mapping software. [more inside]
posted by jammer on Sep 29, 2006 - 1 answer

Which wiki will work?

I need a new wiki. [more inside]
posted by NekulturnY on Sep 24, 2006 - 3 answers

Looking for simple content management for non-techies

Looking for a web content-management or wiki-ish system that can be easily used by non-tech-oriented academics. [more inside]
posted by rkent on Sep 19, 2006 - 10 answers

Wither WYSIWYG Wiki Writing?

Does anybody know of a one-page WYSIWYG wiki application? [more inside]
posted by anildash on Sep 14, 2006 - 8 answers

Local Wiki on Pocket PC?

Is there any Wiki-type software that will run on a Pocket PC? [more inside]
posted by figment on Aug 30, 2006 - 1 answer

Need wiki host

What's the best host to run my wiki created using MediaWiki? [more inside]
posted by deeman on Aug 28, 2006 - 8 answers

Wiki Tikki Tavi!

Oh, wiki, you're so fine! You're so fine you blow my mind---but which wiki is the finest? [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Aug 11, 2006 - 11 answers

Free essay editing?

Is their a free service that will edit my essay? [more inside]
posted by benji on Aug 8, 2006 - 19 answers

Web 2.0 in Higher Education

I'm looking for examples of Web 2.0 principles and tools being used in higher education. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Jul 12, 2006 - 7 answers

Does such a thing as a visual wiki exist, and if so, where?

Does such a thing as a visual wiki exist, and if so, where? [more inside]
posted by rmm on Jun 28, 2006 - 7 answers

How Does a Newbie Find Out About Wikis?

I really should post this anonymously, but what the hell... I'm at the level of tech savviness/cluelessness where I usually know the meaning of tech. terms but often have no idea what things really mean or how they're applied. So while I read all the references to wikis here on askme, I realize that, aside from wikipedia, I've never looked at a wiki and have no concrete idea what differentiates it from a forum, or a blog. [more inside]
posted by carterk on Jun 23, 2006 - 13 answers

Best wiki to use as personal notebook (esp. 1. project management, 2. annotated bibliography, 3. science research and notes)

I wondering what the best wiki is to use as a personal notebook. I will be using it for project management (GTD style), but also as an annotated bibliography and for research notes. [more inside]
posted by Furious Fitness on Jun 22, 2006 - 8 answers

running scripts on godaddy acount...

Trying to run python and cgi scripts on a non-dedicated godaddy account. (ie, I dont have shell access). But my ftp program can transmit 'raw' commands to the server. I uploaded a cgi script called "pythontest.cgi" (all this in the context of trying to install moinmoin on my godaddy account). I got the pythontest.cgi script from the moinmoin instructions on installing it. I do have python, supposedly, on my account (its in usr/bin/python). I'm supposed to be able to run CGI scripts from the cgi folder (which is where it is now). I uploaded it in ASCII (as opposed to binary) as they told me to. Godaddy support hasnt been very useful beyond this point. My question is: how in the world do I execute "pythontest.cgi"? I tried putting it in the address bar as a url (with full path) in mozilla. Got an internal server error. Any ideas? Has anyone run scripts off a godaddy account? Has anyone installed a wiki on a non-dedicated godaddy account? Thanks...
posted by jak68 on Jun 1, 2006 - 15 answers

Offline-capable wiki?

I'd like to get my group at work using a wiki for certain projects. However, I've uncovered very few wiki implementations that would allow offline editing and syncback; this is a dealbreaker. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by lbergstr on May 30, 2006 - 5 answers

The wikipedia template?

Hi, I want to make a page on my site that mimics the wiki template, but isn't a wiki (ie: isn't editable by anyone, doesn't have their complex cross-reference page, etc...) Help? [more inside]
posted by ruelle on May 10, 2006 - 6 answers

Wiki?

How can I convince my employer to use a Wiki? [more inside]
posted by fixedgear on Apr 7, 2006 - 11 answers

Free wiki

WikiFilter: I need a wiki that will allow Password protected forums, groups or users, & file attachments. I also need the app to be free. Anyone know of one?
posted by flipmiester99 on Mar 30, 2006 - 8 answers

Wikis designed to fit with a larger site?

What are some examples of a wiki being tied in as part a larger site - with static pages, a forum, whatever - with a consistent skin between them?
posted by Hot Like Your 12V Wire on Mar 24, 2006 - 10 answers

Moderated wiki, Full-time, part-time, or easy?

Is there any wiki software that will allow a moderator to approve edits before they are posted? If so, how difficult would it be to set up and maintain? [more inside]
posted by hazyjane on Mar 13, 2006 - 10 answers

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