unquietsoul5 (unquietsoul5) wrote in wiki,

Fear Of Wiki???

So, I seem to have encountered an unsual reaction to the wiki with some players, a fear to change things (or even use the comment option) on my wiki.

My wiki (http://zamani.pbwikil.com) is used for my gaming group, though a few friends and acquainteces also are involved supposedly in the project. But folks seem to be avoiding changing it, afraid they 'might break something'.

Anyone else see this problem with thier wikis?

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Yep. I think part of it is that the whole general idea of wiki still hasn't quite caught on. The concept of web pages that can be altered by anyone can be strange and/or intimidating to someone who is used to static pages, and usually only comes across such interactivity on the level of forums and blogs.

I don't know if this is as much of a problem with MediaWiki, as people know what Wikipedia is and generally associate wiki with that one site and script. I'd be interested to know if there is a differentiation where this is concerned, though I have no intention of moving to MediaWiki at any point in the future (my own wiki recently migrated to MoinMoin from a UseMod variant).