how to submit artwork

Jane Weideman janew at
Mon Jul 11 07:51:30 UTC 2005

On Sat, 2005-07-09 at 01:09 +0800, Steve Torrefranca wrote:
> Philipp Schröder wrote:
> >Hi Steve,
> >
> >Steve Torrefranca wrote:
> >
> >Since you have already created an account for yourself, it would be
> >great if you could try to get it done yourself, rather than having to
> >rely on Jane, if you don't mind! :-)
> >  
> >
> sorry about that.  at first glance wiki looked like a puzzle, but i have
> done it.

> >Let me know if you find it hard to use. I'm curious whether new users
> >find Wikis difficult!
> >  
> >
> unfortunately i have been doing web development and design for more than
> 6 years, but i have never contributed to a wiki.  i find my first wiki
> unnatural, sorry. it took me less than a second to figure out blogging,
> or on-line forums, or other similar services but with wiki I have to
> read your instructions.  to a web developer, this may be, just may be, a
> design problem.  

This is an interesting point, at the WCCE (World Conference on Computers
in Education) last week the debate around blog/wiki came up. It was
interesting to note that teachers and less technical people almost
always prefer blogs, and developer and the more technically minded seem
to prefer the wiki format...

We were debating which to include in Edubuntu at our Summit, and I was
pretty adamant about a wiki being better - now I wonder if the barrier
to entry is too high for the average, less technically inclined user
(which I gather the majority of teachers will be)

> also when i was writing the page i needed to understand and keep in mind
> some formatting scripts.  That is alright i guess.  but i think
> supporting html tags or putting [bold][underline] buttons would have
> been better and easier.

I also found this slightly confusing at first, but I think I figured it
out pretty quickly, but then I tend to still need to look up most html
tags (save the very common and obvious ones)...

Jane Weideman
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