Help Needed!

May 26, 2009

Does anyone know how to set up a kind of wiki type editable document – so we can create a big list of everyone’s blogs and perhaps other relevant info too? It would need to be password protected for member only access – and it would need to be able to be edited by everyone.

That way we can perhaps organise ourselves and list whatever details we might like to reveal to other members. For instance our website, email address, suburb where we live, interests etc!

Who has some thoughts on this? I don’t know how to do it!


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  • Reply Katy May 26, 2009 at 2:41 am

    mmmmm the only thing i can think of is a private Google Document file, but to do that you need to have a dedicated email address.

    or you could create a Member only blog with a password to enter the blog and have all the info in there??

  • Reply twitchy fingers May 26, 2009 at 3:14 am

    I’ve not done it before, but this might help…

  • Reply The Crafty Librarian May 26, 2009 at 4:55 am

    The Sydney Brown Owls has a Google Group, where we are all admin-y sort of people and can add stuff. People can subscribe to receive emails of the posts that people use. Alternatively, you could use something like Moodle, which is a kind of online community similar to a Google Group where all sorts of lovely things can be done! I could do some more investigative work though, as I did do a university subject on blogs, wikis and podcasts :o)

  • Reply Cherry May 26, 2009 at 4:56 am

    I sent this post on to my husband (he runs a web/dev company). He suggested to create a central blog post / total blog that is managed by all.
    WordPress [a great blog engine] allows you create standard pages which would do this.

  • Reply Amy (badskirt) May 26, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Hi Pip. In Sydney, we’ve set up a google group (groups.google.com) for our mailing list. This gives you access to a “Pages” area where we’ve made a list of everyone’s blogs. Its easy to edit as it’s just raw text and it automatically makes the links work.

    Only members have access. This also has a “files” area for any documents we want upload and share too.


  • Reply Amy (badskirt) May 26, 2009 at 8:20 am

    I meant to add that if you’d like, I can add you to the Sydney group so you can have a look around and see if it’s good for you. Just drop me an email.


  • Reply Margaret @ Konstant Kaos May 26, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    we use PBwiki at work, you can password protect entries and also nominate who you want to edit the wiki.

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