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 Wikipatterns2007-02-24 14:13
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by Flemming Funch

Wikipatterns is a Wiki collecting patterns of practices for how to launch a successful Wiki. And anti-patterns for how not to do it. Much of which could apply to other kinds of activities or sites than wikis. Here's the Barn Raising pattern:
A wiki BarnRaising is a planned event in which a community meets at a designated time to build content on the wiki together. One person alone can't build all the content in a wiki, and a community of people needs to understand how to use the wiki, and feel a sense of buy-in for it to become successful. A BarnRaising achieves this because people come expecting to learn how to use the wiki, and they are able to interact with each other as they work, thus strengthening community bonds and creating a support network that keeps people using the wiki... BarnRaising is a great way to jumpstart a wiki. It gets people used to using the wiki, and gets a critical mass of content on it so people keep coming back.



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27 Feb 2007 @ 00:10 by Stewart Mader @76.212.21.142 : Wikipatterns.com
Flemming,
Thanks very much for linking to Wikipatterns.com! I appreciate that you’re helping to spread the word!
Stewart Mader
Wiki Evangelist, Atlassian  



27 Feb 2007 @ 03:46 by ming : Wikipatterns
Certainly up my alley, so of course. Thanks for stopping by.  


2 Mar 2007 @ 05:55 by Ton Zijlstra @83.160.170.75 : Thanks Ming
Good find, very useful.  


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