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What about when the front page is read only and the rest is open? TedErnst 02:03, 19 Jan 2006 (EST)

It is OpenEdit then. Don't you think? MarkDilley
Yep I'd say Category:OpenEdit, in fact I have now said so in the definition of that category! (can change if people disagree though) -- Harry Wood 12:27, 19 Jan 2006 (EST)

Benefits of Open Editability

I'm a firm believer in Open Editability. Wikis are uniquely capabile of supporting edits from random un-logged-in internet users, because of their reversible change features which allow soft security to work. This is a huge bonus, allowing people to swing by and contribute something without going to the hassle of chosing a username and password. People setting up a new wiki are missing out, if they decide to set it up as LoginToEdit. A registration process immediately quashes the kind of casual contributions which can lead to addictive wiki energy and community participation.

Anyway I'm probably preaching to the converted here, but should we add some notes to this effect on the category page there? I think we should at least link to somewhere pointing out the advantages of open editability. But where to link to? There's probably some good information on MeatballWiki, if we can find it. I know they have some discussions of SoftSecurity and ReversibleChange -- Harry Wood 06:26, 20 Apr 2006 (EDT)