I thought I'd add this - didn't last time I upgraded, sorry (AndrewBoyd)
We've got this thing up and running, with lots of participation, in no time at all. The idea was that everyone could have their own group page (or pages) and go wild, and those that were so inclined could garden the wiki (minor maintenance rather than being the wiki.police) - making sure that alphabetical directory lists are maintained, checking for spam, that sort of thing.
Someone (you can probably figure the IP address out like I did) has been removing the country and state directory links that I (and others) have been adding. I am not sure why, they aren't hurting anyone, no-one is under any obligation to add to them - but undoing the work of others for no apparent reason is, well, annoying. I can keep putting the links back, but without knowing why they are being removed, I am not sure that this is a good idea.
The knee-jerk old-school 1.0 answer is to impose central control - impose account-based access control tied to a valid email address. This doesn't stop dissent - trust me, I've seen some major-league tantrums on forums I've administered - but access control does makes it easier to stomp on people after the event. This reinforces mistrust.
The idea of doing this makes me feel like I have fallen for the whole illusion of control thing - like trying to grab sand and squeeze it without losing the lot.
So… what do you think? Is making people supply a valid email address and logging in to edit going to destroy uxbookclub.org? Let me know, please, either below here or via email facibus AT gmail DOT com. –Andrew Boyd
UPDATE: this was an honest mistake - and it won't happen again, but we still need to think about access control in the potential event of deliberate vandalism - please include your thoughts here…. Andrew
You will notice some logos on this site like the one used by Washington DC. If you would like to create your own, please do so, or re-use/modify the one below. And if you think these could improve, please amend them and put the alternatives here for all to use :)
The current to-do list (please add to it) is:
Any problems? If so, contact Andrew Boyd on facibus AT gmail DOT com