by pieterh on 25 Nov 2009 19:49

scottplan writes, "[Head, meet keyboard…] rebygv67um" in response to my idea of starting a new bug tracker. The argument of "invest in existing structures" vs. "experiment with new structures" is one we've had several times, and will continue to have as long as Wikidot lets people start new sites with one click.

by pieterh on 25 Nov 2009 11:34

With the help of the Wikidot Tribal Council (the folks who built and manage the Community site), I've put together a set of guidelines that are meant to help keep controversial discussions healthy and constructive.

by pieterh on 24 Nov 2009 09:33

Eighteen Tuesdays later… and we're still ranting. When I began using Wikidot three years ago for the CAPSoff website, I was user number 99. This month we hit 400,000 users. This is like finding a nice little valley, setting up a few tents and a campfire, and three years later, finding that the campsite has turned into a city.

by pieterh on 16 Nov 2009 20:22


Technically, at least in this part of the globe, it's still Monday. However, since tomorrow I find myself on a trip to London, it's time for the Tuesday Rant, which is that section of the blog where you tell us all the stuff you are unhappy about with Wikidot. To misquote the sages of olden times, Then, shalt thou wait until Tuesday, not later, no earlier. Tuesday shalt be the day thou shalt rant, and the day of the ranting shalt be Tuesday. Thursday thou shalt not rant, nor either ranteth thou Monday, excepting very late in the evening, perhaps around 10pm, and then only if Pieter has launched the blog post early. Friday is right out.

by pieterh on 12 Nov 2009 13:38

The new cross-site includes feature lets you include the source of one page into another. We're finding lots of use for this powerful extension to normal includes, which used to work only inside one site. I'm going to show you a simple way of getting a live 'view' of another page.

by pieterh on 12 Nov 2009 11:47


Today, or tomorrow (depending on how long ago you signed up for Wikidot), you will be getting a nice new shiny Wikidot Newsletter in your mailbox. We started the newsletter project in August, and it's taken us some time to get it all working, but from now on we'll be able to send this out once a month.

by pieterh on 10 Nov 2009 16:30

Steven Heynderickx has started a new section on the Projects Forum to discuss upcoming designs, and so we've moved the design section off its temporary home in this blog to a more natural space in that forum.