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From Robert Dionne <>
Subject Re: [Couchdb Wiki] Trivial Update of "CouchDB_in_the_wild" by wentforgold
Date Mon, 13 Jun 2011 18:16:52 GMT

On Jun 13, 2011, at 2:05 PM, Robert Newson wrote:

> It's not the wiki per se that bothers me, it's that it's the primary,
> often only, source of documentation.
> I propose that future releases of CouchDB include at least a full
> description of all public API's. Improvements above that base level
> would be a manual and/or simple tutorials.
> This documentation would be maintained in the same source tree as the
> code and it would be a release requirement for this documentation to
> be updated to include all new features.
> This documentation is then the primary source, the wiki can serve as a
> supplement.
> b.
> On 13 June 2011 18:16, Peter Nolan <> wrote:
>> Any documentation is good.
>> What is this 'spam'?  Haven't personally encountered anything on the wiki
>> that would be 'considered' spam (perhaps not stumbled upon that portion?)
>> But it's inevitable that the wiki will be attacked by unscrupulous people
>> and as such, the wiki should prepare for this.  The wiki is going to need
>> gatekeepers/admins to maintain it.
>> It would be nice, that any edits be archived so users can see previous
>> states of the page if they so choose so.
>> If a noted jerk keeps editing the wiki, we should have a system that only
>> applies his edits to his account.  The common user would not see his edits,
>> only he would, which would hopefully convince him that his edit has gone
>> through.
>> +1 top hats.

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