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For a software development project, what is the best type of wiki? [closed]

I am trying to set up a wiki/management system for a software project and keep getting confused by the myriad of options available. I have seen TWiki and Plone before, which bill themselves as ...
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How to delete a GitHub wiki page?

I created a wiki page in my project's GitHub repository, for storing some loose notes and links, and GitHub automatically created a wiki page called "Home", containing the text "Welcome to the ...
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Is it possible to use Google Docs as a wiki?

Is it possible somehow to easily use Google Docs as a wiki? I mean, I create a first document, then add a link to another one and so on, so the procedure is easy and fast and the different docs files ...
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Personal Wiki Site Suggestions

I'm currently reading Pragmatic Thinking & Learning and one suggestion the author has towards the end of the book is to keep a personal wiki that is easily accessible. Are there any sites that ...
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Looking for a good private, free and secure wiki web application [closed]

I know I can just install MediaWiki, but I prefer not to do the maintainance. What website offers free, private and secure wikis? Edit - From what I've looked at so far, Google Sites is the only one ...
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How to make Simplified Chinese preferences on Wikipedia stick?

Chinese Wikipedia (维基百科) has the ability to convert its articles from Traditional to Simplified Chinese through a dropdown menu on its top left corner. This is great because although I can read ...
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Are there any karma based wiki systems? [closed]

Are you aware of any wiki like system that make page edit public only if the user who made the edit has a given karma or if the community up votes the edit? Something like Super User or Stack ...
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How can I make my Github Wiki crawlable by search engines? robots.txt seems to forbid it

While using the W3C link checker, I found out that my Github Wiki can't be crawled: https://github.com/aegif/CmisSync/wiki/Getting-started-with-CmisSync-development Status: (N/A) Forbidden by ...
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A public version of 37signals' Basecamp?

I'm using 37signals' Basecamp webapp for collaborating with many people on data standards. Generally I like the product. There are a few issues like not being able to easily follow a topic or wiki ...
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Blog/Wiki Hybrid?

I want to start a blog that has public editing rules, like a wiki. Is there such a thing? Edit: That is also hosted (like Blogger) or a method I can host it on a web space (such as Google Pages)
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Why do articles with multiple sections not have a table of contents?

Why isn't there a table of contents (TOC) in the Wikipedia article "Scott Meyers"? There are three sections in that article. Has it something to do with the length? The article "Web application" has ...
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How do I alter an article on Wikipedia?

I would like to alter an article on Wikipedia how do I do so?
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Copy & Paste Images Wiki functionality?

I was discussing this with some coworkers, they would like a wiki, but are turned off by the need to constantly [browse] and [upload] files. They like the functionality of Lotus Notes that they can ...
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Embedding simple block diagrams in GitHub wiki

I'd like to add some simple block diagrams to my GitHub wiki. Is there any way to do this without embedding images?
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How does Wikipedia prevent spamming?

Anybody can alter wiki contents, and I am wondering "How does Wikipedia prevent spamming?", when even not registered members edit the contents. What you think about it?
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Is there a web application that allows you to set up a wiki in 10 minutes?

I've attempted to set up a wiki a couple times but left it go because the complexity overcame the time I had to do it. Is there a web application that allows you to easily set up a free wiki in 10 ...
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Formatting C# code for wiki syntax

How can I format my C# code so it displays correctly in our internal Wiki? We are using MediaWiki although I assume most wiki syntax is the same.
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Internationalization of the GitHub wiki or GitHub Pages?

My project's wiki documentation is on Google Code, but unfortunately on Google Code every new contributor has to be validated by me beforehand, which is a pain. So I am considering switching to the ...
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Does the German Wiktionary have a way to request words to be added?

I'm a long time contributor to the English Wiktionary but I'd like to request an entry for a word current not in the Germany Wiktionary for the first time. For those not aware, while all Wiktionaries ...
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DokuWiki live preview like in Stack Exchange software?

Is there a plugin for DokuWiki which gives a live preview during editing like the one used by the Stack Exchange applications, including live preview of math formulas (jsMath with MathJax), as in ...
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Searching for Chinese words in Wikka wiki

I am a user of Wikka wiki and I have a problem of searching Chinese words. The problem is that there is are spaces between Chinese words. Therefore, the entire title of a page is taken as a single ...
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Changing the name of a Tiddler in TiddlyWiki and retain the references pointing to it

I am new to TiddlyWiki and I am trying to make a webpage that I anticipate to edit later with some information changing. It would make sense to sometimes edit the name of some of the tiddlers, but if ...
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How to export all pages from MediaWiki to hierarchy of HTML files

I'm in the process of starting my bachelor project and needs a documentation system. Currently it looks like MediaWiki fulfills my requirements. All pages of a particular MediaWiki-project is stored ...
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How can one use Google Sites as a Wiki?

Is it possible to use Google Sites as a Wiki where everyone can edit without first asking for the owner to allow them?
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What is the best (free hosted) wiki for large non tech communities?

Hello, I have posted the question on superuser.com, but I was redirected here, so I will ask again. I'm searching for a (free hosted - would be awesome) wiki to power a large community of NON techy ...
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Is there such a thing as a Wordpress 'dashboard'-like MediaWiki GUI front-end/interface?

I've recently looked at installing a Wiki engine, in order to provide -as with most wikis- a user-editable repository of information. I've looked at three specific engines: DokuWiki TikiWiki ...
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How to output raw code in github's wiki?

I want to explain my wiki users how to use internal links. However, when I write [[Linktext|Link to an internal site]] with two `` (code dashes) around them, it gets displayed as a link, but ...
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Wiki software that looks good via browser, iPhone and iPad?

I'm looking into new wiki software that looks good on browsers and kind of native on iPad and iPhone. Any suggestions?
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Is there a Google Code-like web application to install on your own web and svn server? [closed]

Is there a Google Code-like web application to install on your own server which supports: Source code versioning, e.g. with subversion, git, mercurial... Wiki Issue tracker All in one?
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Wiki Markup - link to relative path

With wiki markup is it possible to link to a relative path? eg: [../rel/path Link Text] I am using DokuWiki.
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Collaboratively edited flowcharts? [closed]

Interested in an online app that allows multiple users to edit, perhaps simultaneously, a flowchart or collection of flowcharts. So far I've only found sites which allow you to share your flowcharts ...
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Page level access in Google sites

Is there a feature for providing page level access in Google sites?
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How to download a Wikia?

How can I download a Wikia for offline reading? Is there a specific service that I can use to download a Wikia? Once done, how can I read the downloaded file? I don't need images or other media ...
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Wikitravel dump

Wikitravel is a wiki for tourism information. The content's license is open, but I can't find data dumps. How/where can I can reasonably fresh dumps (wikicode of the articles) of the data? Note: I ...
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Collaboration wiki which provides page level access/ authentication

Is there any wiki/web service like Google sites which allows the admin to givepage level access/ authentication to the users ?
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How can I add a link on a MediaWiki message page?

At our company, we have an internal wiki, the access to which is restricted to a specific group. If someone from outside that group attempts access, they will be diverted to the special MediaWiki ...
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“Secure” Wiki for storing sensitiv information [closed]

I'm an System Administrator for various customers. I need a website (like dokuwiki) where I can store sensitive informations of the various servers. Like passwords. Dokuwiki seems most suitable for ...
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Is there a web app that can take a snapshot of a public wiki and turn it into an offline help file like .chm?

As the title states, I'd love if there was an easy way to take a snapshot of a public wiki and turn it into a localized file. Preferably contained within a single file like a .chm, and not just a site ...
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What does Wikipedia mean when they say some accounts will be renamed due to a technical change?

Wikipedia currently has a notification at the top of every single page saying that some accounts will be renamed due to a technical change when I am logged in. Clicking on Read more doesn't really ...
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Internal wiki setup to create a book or export-to-PDF feature [closed]

Is there any tutorial to setup an internal intranet wiki to enable creation of a book or export-to-PDF as in wikipedia.org?
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Wiki page import

I have a very long structured text file I want to import as hundreds of wiki pages. I got OmniOutliner, which allows me to export my file as a number of useful formats like Excel, CSV, OPML, etc. ...
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Approve changes made to a wiki page before it is published

I am looking for a good wiki engine for work that will allow me or another administrator to approve changes made to a page before it gets published on the wiki. For example like a blog allowing ...
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How to rename a GitHub wiki page?

On GitHub I created a wiki page, "Page1", but now I realize it was a bad name and I want to rename it to "Page2" instead. There are many external third-party HTTP links to Page1, so deleting it would ...
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wikia - batch upload of images

I want to upload a bunch of pictures (png, approx. one thousand) to wikia (if I understand it correctly it runs mediawiki under the hood). Is there a way to just select a directory on my pc, select a ...
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How to list all Wikisource pages linked between two specific languages?

I'd like to know if there is a search I can run, either internally or externally to the website, which brings up all pages linked between, say, English and Russian. (It's for comparative linguistic ...
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How can casing for page headers on GitHub wikis be controlled?

Is there a way to escape the apparent forced sentence casing for the title on a GitHub wiki page? The wiki seems to be based on Gollum, and it seems to force sentence casing for titles. Attempts to ...
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Wiki site for arguments? [closed]

I am sure I once saw a wiki site dedicated to arguments. There were many topics, and for each topic, a list of arguments for and against. For example: the topic "death penalty for murderers"; ...
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How to edit Wiki Markup more efficiently?

I'm adding a simple table into our project's wiki page and I'm just wondering whether there is way for the table to have the auto-fill capability like Excel. For ex., auto generating index for all the ...
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Embed a form in MoinMoin

I have just started using MoinMoin wiki, and would like to embed a form in a page. Specifically a Google Search form. What would be the best way to go about doing this? I see that forms are a work ...
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Listing all articles on Wikitravel.org (excluding redirects)

Here is the list of all articles on the excellent guide Wikitravel.org: http://wikitravel.org/en/Special:Allpages/A1GP PROBLEM: It also includes redirects. For each real article there are tens of ...