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Gentle readers, quite a few of you have requested additional features such as SWAT Wiki, more interactivity and greater involvement with the site. So we are ask you what would you like to see in terms of community features? Would you rather have ability to blog […]

Gentle readers, quite a few of you have requested additional features such as SWAT Wiki, more interactivity and greater involvement with the site. So we are ask you what would you like to see in terms of community features? Would you rather have ability to blog here or should we simply get a forum board going? Again Wiki vs Forums… you decide and we will take a cue from you.

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  1. I would think that forums would be a better fit for a site like this, than a wiki.

  2. Why not both? They solve different problems and I think both could be valuable at this site.

  3. I think forums would be better also. Does WordPress have an integrated Forum or Wiki module?
    If not, you might want to consider switching to Expression Engine, it has blog, wiki, and forums all using one membership module. Membership across modules is a good thing, make integration and life in general much easier :-)
    (No, I don’t work for EE/pM, just use their product)

  4. Why not just add Social Networking on top as well. We can help Om. Blogtronix does blogging, wiki and social networking under one platform/membership. We don’t do integrated forums with blogs. I think forums are a bit old now. We have it as a separate product and most of our clients are moving to blogs from forums now.

  5. I definitely vote for the BOTH.

    I definintely think Wiki’s can help everyone and forums are definitely a lot of fun.

  6. I think both would be great. A wiki could serve as city guide. If I was going to be traveling I could just find the page in the wiki each city rather than searching through a forum. I agree, a forum and a wiki do different and useful things.

  7. I like the site as it is. If you really want to expand on the interactivity, a forum is a good option. I don’t see a need for Wiki as such.

  8. I do like Wikis as tools for reference, since I think that drilling down to information you’re looking for is often much easier that it is in a thread-formatted forum. If anything, the ‘talk’ pages in a wiki become sort of a default forum, no?

    What about live chat? I’m on the road right now, but anything from an IRC channel to an some AJAXy Web 2.0 solution might be fun.

  9. jackson,

    live chat is a good idea except there is never enough people. i think blogs/forums are really timeshifted live chat in my humble opinion.

    so we will get cracking on both things and see how quickly we can get stuff rolled out.

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