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What are the specific problems that wikis do not solve, but create?
- 1. Problems shared with other online communication systems
- 2. Technical problems
- 3. Problems related to the Content
- 4. Problems related to the Community
- 5. Problems related to the Founder
- 6. Problems related to the Visitors
- 7. Problems related to the Environment
1. Problems shared with other online communication systems
- expected behaviour -- netiquette, ...
- general online communication problems -- misunderstandings
- conflicts -- types, conflict resolution
- CommunityLifeCycle -- typical problems at various stages of development
- LackOfTraffic -- too few users that click "edit"
- ShortAttentionSpan? -- instant analysis and therapy
- roles -- how to agree on a social situation, to interact within shared expectations
2. Technical problems
- WikiDevelopment? -- how to keep the wiki "state of the art"
- WikiTuning? -- how to adapt the wiki to fit to the community goals
- WikiMarkupStandard -- standardization, how to make the wiki easy to use for everyone
3. Problems related to the Content
- ReworkingProblems -- refactoring pages isn't easy
- WikiQualityProblem? -- wiki is "work in progress" but it should always look good and invite participation at the same time
- WikiAlignmentProblem? -- How to insert new topics into the existing framework of pages, how to avoid to follow old paths
- CriticalMass? -- Too little valuable content, too few high quality pages to attract users
4. Problems related to the Community
- constitutional problems -- what are the accepted rules, who makes the rules, rights
- openness -- towards people, RadicalInclusiveness
- topicality -- what is off topic, how strict is this handled
- ownership -- content, reputation
5. Problems related to the Founder
- goals -- visions and mission
- leadership -- (GodKing, FirstServant, FirstAmongPeers?)
- lack of resources -- funding
- burnout -- how roles and tasks might be delegated
6. Problems related to the Visitors
7. Problems related to the Environment
See also: ProblemSolving, WikiForProblemSolving?