Wiki Contributions for the Motivationally Challenged

Appreciating that some of you may not wish to create a wiki account and log in, we've set up a thread on the Forums where you can post stuff you'd want to add, corrections, comments, etc.

The this goes in the Wiki but I'm too lazy to log in thread

Fall Outer Banks Trip

Interested in sailing the Outer Banks this fall? Several spots are open for a couple or individuals. Barrett & Peggy Walker have organized a windsurfing house on the water in Nags Head, NC for the weeks beginning Oct. 22 and Oct. 29. Despite concerns about damage from Hurricane Irene, both the road to Nags Head and the house are open. (Damage to the highway providing access to the Outer Banks, is further south.)

Details below:

New Wiki

After struggling for a long time on the best way (okay, a good way, anyways) to assemble the accumulated local wisdom, I've installed a wiki at http://www.windsurfatlanta.org/wiki

It uses the same software as Wikipedia, so it looks a lot like Wikipedia.

Pros:Popular format backed by large developer community. Short learning curve. Self assembles and categorizies information with minimal work. Integrates well with Google Maps. Fairly easy to upload media such as photos. Allows community collaboration ie we can all participate in contributing content.

Cons: Not as fine-grained searchable as doing this natively on our main site. For the moment, requires separate log in credentials. Learning curve- a touch more involved than just entering stuff into a box and submitting (though if you just do this, we can work with your content).

I'm starting to add back content from our old site. If you would like to contribute content, let me know.

New Shortcut URL: wsatl.org

Thanks to Christian Thompson for the inspiration:

We have a "short cut" url (web address) which will be easier to type, especially on mobile devices:

wsatl.org or www.wsatl.org (the www part isn't necessary).

Unfortunately, some domain squatter grabbed .com in the last week so you can't use that. We still are windsurfatlanta.org, officially.

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