Re: could be significantly better
> It's a 85% success. In order to be a
> 100% success, it would need, like you
> said, more options for entering
> information in. I like tables, and
> tables are too advanced for most wiki
> using employees to make. I am converting
> some of them to database, but at immense
> labor effort to make a web based system
> for updating the tables for the various
> ways people use various tables and
> making them display pretty so that
> people don't need the wiki to do it.
Have you seen the EditTablePlugin (http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/EditTablePlugin) for TWiki? It keeps the underlying pipe-delimited table format but adds a form/drop-down-menu editing interface for tables. Adding a new row is possible with just a click of a button.
That being said, I agree that there is a usability gap that is a barrier to widespread deployment of wiki technology. If only there was an emacs or vim plugin for text areas...