Wednesday 13 February 2008

Lucas McDonnell discusses wikis versus forums

Considering my last few posts about wikis, a relevant post from Lucas McDonnell who discusses when you should use a forum and when should you use a wiki - he concludes:

"It’s not that wikis aren’t a great tool — it’s just that we always have to keep in mind that they are impersonal, general and non-iterative. Forums however, lack the clear consensus-building... capabilities of a wiki."

Of course some wiki platforms combine both forum and wiki pages, which may give you the best of both worlds.

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