I've been a "computer guy" for 35 years now - software application developer, dev manager, software engineer, technical communicator, now communication facilitator and consultant. I've also used various collaboration tools, including MediaWiki, Confluence and Sharepoint.
I'm starting on my dissertation in communications and electronic mediation (with influences/impacts in software technology, linguistics, psychology and cognitive science) and I want to do all my writing and collaboration with TikiWiki. (I'm sort of ashamed I didn't look at this product before - frankly, I'm floored.)
I'm looking for someone to help me make some early decision about structuring the whole thing. How to I handle academic references? How can I facilitate accurate searching for critical visitors? .... etc. And I've got some questions about importing stuff from existing databases.
It shouldn't take all that long to decide on all this, but I thought that getting a little help up front might be much more efficient than only experimenting. (If someone out there is game, I promise to return the favour to other newbies when the occasion arises. I became a tech-writer a while ago because I like transferring knowledge, in both directions.) I've already started the site on a publicly accessible server, but I'm not allowing unregistered visitors access until I've figured out what I want the public to see. I have created a read-only user profile for registered users and another for collaborators. So, if you decide to pitch in, I'll register you so you can see what I'm about.