Welcome Jam in the community of communities. Wouldn't it be nice, having now real Jam sessions on Meatball, as formulated on http://CommunityWiki.org. We can already see your eyes and you mine :-) -- FridemarPache
Thanks Fridemar! Is this the right place to ask questions? Well I'll try :-) I've been reading the WardsWiki articles on Wiki:WikiChangeProposal, and they are incredibly long and rambling. If I want to create an 'executive' summary, can I do it here in MeatBall, by copying quotes from WardsWiki? Or should I submit it to WardsWiki itself? -- JamBaltine
As I am not a lawyer, I can only add my not authoritative view. I would take copies for quotation as "fair use" and bilink source and target, additionally asking for permission. -- FridemarPache
I'm confused about the short term memory of this wiki (as opposed to WikiPedia which remembers everything). Does this mean I cannot look back at the evolution of an old page? And when I tidy up/summarise some information, does the previous full version eventually get discarded? -- JamBaltine
Jam, welcome. It's great that you have come here. -- HelmutLeitner
Thanks Helmut, Juanma, and Fridemar, this is surprisingly good fun. There's certainly a beauty to this wiki's simplicity and I particularly like the third-person digest messages. Without email notifications, I can see dangerous potential for 'RecentChanges addiction' though.
Jam, it's a very subtle thing, what goes on on RecentChanges. You know the pages RecentChangesJunkie, Wiki:RecentChangesJunkie?
Jam, welcome. I'm delighted to have you here. -- NathanielThurston
MeatballWiki has a short memory not because of the limitations of the database, but because of ForgiveAndForget. See KeptPages.
"The basic "architecture" of the keep files (used for revision history) is that they are simply sequential dumps of the .db file contents, separated by a special $FS character sequence. The entire keep file is read into memory when it is used, and then it is split into individual revisions. This means that the script uses at at least (2 * size-of-keep-file) bytes of memory whenever a page is edited or non-cached diffs are displayed. (In 1.0 there is a setting to limit the maximum size of a keep file--this was required for MeatballWiki.)
Finally, the "keep file" system is one of the ugliest parts of UseModWiki's design, and I am not very happy with it. Still, it works reasonably well for most users. --CliffordAdams "