I think that the risk of spammers is reduced in SF, because it requires to be registered.

By the way I would also like to grab some knowledge managing the wiki for "my" own SF project at http://glpsolve.sourceforge.net/  (Linux only IDE :)).


On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 9:51 AM, Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti <r.lucchetti@univpm.it> wrote:
On Fri, 13 Mar 2015, Sven Schreiber wrote:

Hi, especially Jack,

I just noticed that Sourceforge seems to offer a project wiki. So
perhaps the existing wiki could be migrated (without the obsolete
content) to sourceforge. However, I don't know about the feature set,
whether something is missing that we would require. OTOH the current
wiki doesn't seem to be used much, so I guess not many features are needed.

I guess I could administrate that new wiki (if so desired), perhaps that
would also lead to me looking at the issue trackers more often.

Would that save you any work and/or make the wiki more useful?

Well certainly the wiki as is now is not a particularly popular vehicle. Maybe moving to SF could boost its visibility a little; however, I don't know how we could guard from spamming. The most time-consuming task I had as wiki adminsitrator was cleaning it from time to time. After we introduced drastic identity controls thinkgs have got much better, but nobody's using it (at least, nobody's adding stuff --- I don't have statistics on simple read access).

I have the feeling that either we find a way to revive the wiki (and at that point the transition to SF becomes a possibility) or declare it officially dead and move on. Somebody suggested a forum: I must admit I'm emotionally attached to the mailing lists, but forums (the plural should be "fora" technically, but I digress) seem to have become the standard way of sharing information on projects of any kind, and people find it strange that a gretl forum deosn't even exist. That said, spammers are an issue in forums too; as a proud member of an Italian rugby forum, I can testify that the site nearly died of the sheer mass of spam it was receiving.

  Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti
  Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali (DiSES)

  Università Politecnica delle Marche
  (formerly known as Università di Ancona)

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