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From: "Teresa Elliott" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Genealogy wiki
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2010 14:27:30 -0500
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I guess it's probably not best for me then because instead of an EDIT, I'd
rather see a correction. In other words, instead of changing what Terry
wrote, I'd rather John be able to add to it, whereas I could see both men's
work and decide which was best.

-----Original Message-----
From: [mailto:] On Behalf
Of John Cardinal
Sent: Saturday, July 10, 2010 2:15 PM
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Subject: Re: [TMG] Genealogy wiki

Teresa Elliott wrote:
> 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?

Teresa,

No, but in practice that's not a huge problem: revisions can be undone quite
easily. The strength of the wiki is the ability to collaborate, and while we
might not agree with someone who edits our work, that's the whole idea:
other people get to edit what you contribute. If you want complete control
over what you write, you don't need a wiki and it's not the right choice.

John

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