Using Wikis?

To: "Tom Tarrant" <>, "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: Using Wikis?
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 16:44:07 +1000
What exactly does that mean?  You want to create a collection of bird photos? 
Why not just stick them in that wiki you mentioned?  Where do the bookmark 
collections come into it?

Wikipedia seems to have a very flat structure, so if you want to "subdivide 
bundles" then anything like that isn't going to help.  It might be that all 
wikis are like that.

Perhaps what you want is a hierarchical content management system like Plone.  
It lets you create "folders" any number of levels deep, and place various kinds 
of content in them - documents, images, etc.

This site uses Plone, have a look at how their photo gallery works:

Plone is an open source content management system (i.e. free).  You could 
install and run it on your own computer if you're willing for it to be the 
server.  However, you might not want to take that responsibility and might 
prefer to look for someone else to host the site.

Plone is extremely customisable, but be warned, the learning curve doesn't 
flatten out as you learn more, it gets steeper.

Peter Shute

-----Original Message-----
From:    on behalf of Tom Tarrant
Sent:   Fri 6/07/2007 8:31 PM
To:     Birding Aus
Subject:        Using Wikis?

Bearing this in mind I started to investigate the possibility of creating my
own web-based collection of birding media and looked at the available

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