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From: Richard Damon <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Genealogy wiki
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2010 15:19:05 -0400
References: <2010710133717.294212@Terry> <F5533D669A5C49CEAB83833021EA440C@jfc><001401cb2061$fe2930e0$fa7b92a0$@net>
On Sat, 10 Jul 2010 13:59:15 -0500, "Teresa Elliott"
>The biggest problem I've seen with a Wiki is if I don't like what Terry
>wrote, I can just edit it away. Terry comes in and puts 100 years worth of
>fully documented history and I come in and don't like what he said about my
>dad and I can just change it to read what I want to. Is there a way around
>this with Genealogy wikis?
Standard Wiki software, when one person edits the entry of another,
still keeps the old version behind the scene, and allows the
administrator to "roll-back" the editing. Pages can also be
"protected" (normally in response to an edit war) so that only certain
people can effect an update for that page. I would expect that a fully
developed wiki for genealogy, would allow the locking of edits on a
tag, so that someone couldn't erase what I enter, but could possible
add a conflicting note disputing my conclusions.
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