We're in the process of evaluating software for a hobby community site and I looked at TikiWiki now again, but have not used it yet.
One feature is requested and I don't see from the docs if it's supported:
Forum post in a wiki page.
Background is that forum discussions often get lengthy, over weeks or month, filled mainly with smalltalk - but some pearls in between. Now an editor might write a wiki page that aggregates the most interesting results or remarks from a forum discussion.
Traditionally one would either copy-n-paste the respective forum message or insert a link to the forum post or thread in the wiki page.
Now with a more integrated system like TikiWiki we figure a way to refer a forum post in a wiki page so that the reader of the wiki page:
- sees the title, author and a short abstract (like first 20 words) of a post,
formatted in some extra color, or indented etc
- may open the complete post by clicking on '+' or 'show full' etc
- may follow a link "open forum thread"
- Backtrack (kinda): The forum post gets an automatic link "Wiki-documented"
The editor of the wiki page would need some way to select from (all) forum threads, or from a list of posts he had marked in some way before.
Does this feature or some similar functionality exist in TikiWiki?
If not, could it be realized with the supplied means (i.e. not programming everything from scratch)?