Paralyzed, but not by options
There’s a lot to like from the admin side of things, and I often have trouble expressing to the IT folk what in particular I dislike about the system. But in coming back to the neverending design process for our English wiki, I realized that it’s actually pretty simple — in Apple’s Wiki Server you can’t fix things later.
Almost all of the “permanent” features of the wiki pages need to be set in the theme, which is only editable via Plist files. This means that any changes to what goes where needs to filter up through a tech person (to make the theme changes), then to the server admin patch the server’s theme files and restart the wiki service.
It’s built in such a way that it can’t easily evolve through use. Which for a classroom wiki is the kiss of death.