Hi, I'm a new user and having difficulty understanding the concept WikiWikiWeb. I know Wiki's in it's infancy but it seems to me it's not too different from a forum except you can delete other people's contribution.
The point isn't that you delete other people's entries, the point is that you distill discussions from ThreadMode to DocumentMode, thus preserving the information without the accompanying conversational fluff and dead ends. Hang around for a while and see how it works. It's different from anything else.
If you are a new user, put your first name, last name and date of adding here in the format shown. At some point, someone should or could periodically delete old users (beyond a particular number of users, or simply when the date gets too old.)
Yep, CortlandHaws tried to set this up. My reasoning is pointless; basically, it would simply be cool to help NewUsers get familiar with WikiWikiWeb. For example, this would get them the opportunity to get a UserPage, and then others could come and help them out with using Wiki. Or just a good way to define new users in general.
Why not? Because YouAintGonnaNeedIt.