by pieterh on 25 Oct 2009 11:35

Continuing the creation of a "by users for users" news feed that we can send out once a month as a newsletter, the News site now accepts reports. I made this using the Hammer Pattern, which provides a simple way to manage a list of reports that we need to read, sort, and process (close or cancel).

by pieterh on 24 Oct 2009 12:27

Actually, this is News about News about Wikidot. meta-news if you like. We're starting a new news feed, at, which will report on interesting stuff happening in the world of Wikidot. The goal is to collect short reports, and once a month, send out a summary to all Wikidot users, as the regular newsletter.

by pieterh on 23 Oct 2009 09:18

Shawn Hartnell, man of a thousand wikis and a magical mon-chi-chi, is one of the legends of Wikidot. Today, I'm happy to give him an honorary black belt for the work he did to build up the Wikidot Community, before we started this blog and the "over active" phase of Wikidot's growth.

by pieterh on 22 Oct 2009 13:19

Yesterday we pushed a change that tidied up the email subjects used for notifications. This change came from looking at how simpler email clients create threads of notification messages. However not everyone was happy with the new format.

by pieterh on 22 Oct 2009 12:18

At 17:19 UTC on Wednesday we made a small change to the Sign in and Create Account actions to make the Wikidot software work better with SSL. Unfortunately, this also broke the two actions on most sites. We just resolved the issue now, and my apologies for that. Full explanation follows.

by pieterh on 21 Oct 2009 12:02 is a little like the Wild West: communities of honest citizens working hard to build something important, and random bandits who come in shooting spam and scam and poisoning the well for the rest of us. Few things annoy us more than some low-life posting junk on a site we've spent months carefully building and looking after.

by pieterh on 20 Oct 2009 09:39

This is the day and thread where you can (and I'm sure, some of you will) tell us what you don't like about Maybe it's the new footer message, which tries to explain what Wikidot is by saying: "Powered by — the fastest way to build your wiki, blog, or social web app".