Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Modifying Someone Else's Wiki

In the past, I've felt a bit of a reluctance to edit someone else's wiki. After all, it's not really "mine." Each time, I feel a bit behind the times. After all, that's what a wiki is for, isn't it? This "conflicted" feeling drives me crazy. On the one hand, I want to edit a wiki but on the other, I have to overcome the feeling that my contribution won't be good enough.

Well, if that's the feeling--not good enough--then it simply isn't enough reason to hold back. After all, the purpose of the wiki is to slowly improve content quality until it's awesome, right? It recognizes that one person won't get the job done, but rather, that it will take us all, a community of learners and contributors to get the piece to where it needs to be.

So, when Dr. Scott McLeod (Dangerously Irrelevant) shared a link to Roll Your Own E-Book, I felt an uncharacteristic compulsion to modify the content and include portions of this blog entry as shown below....

Yes, my changes start right after the paragraph. Do I really think it's a complete list of conversion tools? No, but I figure, someone will make the correction. In the meantime, attribution is great:
This page was last modified 11:24, 6 October 2010 by mguhlin. Based on work by aimaz, toddos, lkrndu and snackfight.

Ok, so when was the last time you edited a wiki?

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