Wikipedia is not wiki.
But... I'm contributing. I want comp-arch.net to be a controlled wiki - in part because I've already been spammed, but also because I eventually want to make it into a book. Or at least the wiki equivalent of one.
Also because i have specific contractual requirements. Certain things i can write now, but not publish for a few years. Because I'm lazy, I want to write them on the wiki now, and have them go public later.
Hence my half-assed semipublic/public comp-arch.net. And my dreams of a more complete solution.
The original poster said:
How do you create a vibrant community, but allow for private topics and discussion, but allow for public topics and discussion, and allow me to work for more than one company at a time with multiple private discussions, and have my WikiWords always end up pointing where they're supposed to?
I have no idea.
I actually have quite a few ideas along this direction.
I actually have arranged, in my employment contract, the legal right to work on such, even while employed.
Unfortunately, getting the time to work on this is my problem. What time I have, I tend to spend on comp.arch or comp-arch.net. I.e. content. Improving infrastructure requires blocks of time I only get on vacation.