PB Wiki (2 months later)

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So now that I’ve had more time to experiment with pbwiki I decided to do another post (previous post here)to explain how it is going and what I like and don’t like about it. A lot of people use it to compile any information all in one place – and I do agree – it is great for that.

First of, it is probably been one of the few tools I will use in the long-term and I could see myself using this for a long time to come, for any reason, simply because of the openness it presents. I’ve mainly been using it for Civil Litigation module and have branched out into other online tools for other subjects. As variety is the spice of life.

In order to compare the range of products I use, and to get a better idea of what is better for what use, I’ve highlighted the main Pros and Cons of PBwiki from my point of view.

The Pros:

  • freedom to write about what you want, how you want.
  • Easy interlinking between different wiki pages, particularly recent ones which other wikis lack
  • Easy to format text, add in tables etc.

The Cons:

  • Doesn’t mark up errors in spelling, or allow inter brower spellchecker through firefox to do so – have to go back and Spell check.
  • Can’t do sub folders within folders – scrolling through a large number of files in the same folder can be tiresome – I have hundreds of pages in some folders.
  • inability to create own page templates.

For a subject as diverse as law, a wiki is definately the best option, as it presents a lot of flexibility.