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In the second case, you should NOT use the CS wiki, because your content would be deleted in time. You should use <a href="http://couchwiki.org">couchwiki.org</a>, that is meant to have all sort of content.
 
In the second case, you should NOT use the CS wiki, because your content would be deleted in time. You should use <a href="http://couchwiki.org">couchwiki.org</a>, that is meant to have all sort of content.
  
In the first case, my advice is still that you do NOT use the CS travelguide wiki if it ever sees the light of day. I have got good reasons: It has a very restrictive license that makes its content unusable, in particular by the contributors themselves. And most important: There is a participative travelguide that already exists and that is very successful and that already has a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0/">flexible license</a>. It is called <a href="http://wikitravel.org/en/Main_Page">wikitravel</a>. They are both based on the same software so they are identical to use. It is a waste of energy to write the Bible twice. So you should not use <a href="http://couchwiki.org">couchwiki.org</a> for that either :).
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In the first case, my advice is still that you do NOT use the CS travelguide wiki if it ever sees the light of day. I have got good reasons: It has a very restrictive license that makes its content unusable, in particular by the contributors themselves. And most important: There is a participative travelguide that already exists and that is very successful and that already has a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0/">flexible license</a>. It is called <a href="http://wikivoyage.org/en/Main_Page">wikivoyage</a>. They are both based on the same software so they are identical to use. It is a waste of energy to write the Bible twice. So you should not use <a href="http://couchwiki.org">couchwiki.org</a> for that either :).
  
 
Trust the geek on such matters.
 
Trust the geek on such matters.

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General announcement.

For those that don't know: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY">What's a wiki?</a> (Watch it even if you know, it's a really funny educational video)

And <a href="hhhhhhhh">this</a> is one example on how it's been used in the past by this group: ADAPT!!!!!!

Following the confirmed intention from the admins of this website to delete the content of the wiki that is not travelguide-like (which means most of the content). Some people finally opened a couchsurfing wiki for all other content. It is here: <a href="http://couchwiki.org">couchwiki.org</a>.


To see the details of the wiki battle between the admins and the users, visit the <a href="http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=3727">wiki group</a>. In particular those threads:

<a href="http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=3727&post=2566865">March 2009: original annoucement</a>.

<a href="http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=3727&post=2837321">April: Edits will be restricted to a small team</a>

<a href="http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=3727&post=2755486">4 months waiting for an answer from the coordinator</a>

<a href="http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=3727&post=3981801">October: Confirmation that the wiki will be turned into a travelguide and all other content will be deleted</a>


Now two possibilities:

  • You want to share information about your place, tips, spots to visit,
  • You want to share community information, or anything else that does not fall in the first possibility:

In the second case, you should NOT use the CS wiki, because your content would be deleted in time. You should use <a href="http://couchwiki.org">couchwiki.org</a>, that is meant to have all sort of content.

In the first case, my advice is still that you do NOT use the CS travelguide wiki if it ever sees the light of day. I have got good reasons: It has a very restrictive license that makes its content unusable, in particular by the contributors themselves. And most important: There is a participative travelguide that already exists and that is very successful and that already has a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0/">flexible license</a>. It is called <a href="http://wikivoyage.org/en/Main_Page">wikivoyage</a>. They are both based on the same software so they are identical to use. It is a waste of energy to write the Bible twice. So you should not use <a href="http://couchwiki.org">couchwiki.org</a> for that either :).

Trust the geek on such matters.


So, what I'm going to do right now, is take all the pages that I have created on the CS wiki and move them over there. Some of those pages have been edited by some members of this group and I need permission from the following users before I do that:

LIST OF EDITORS

In the absence of massmailing tool, I find it faster to do that here, while spreading the news.