Those who spread the love of wiki through the power of language!

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2004-12-12 14:50:57   i can feel the power of the wiki coursing through my veins, praise the wiki! can i get an amen? - ArlenAbraham

2004-12-12 15:05:17   Amen! Praise be to our brothers and sisters in Wiki! - AmeliaCarlson

2004-12-12 17:00:13   Are people who participate here wikans? - BevSykes

2004-12-13 10:54:54   I was heartbroken to find I appeared to be the only person spending my friday night reloading the daviswiki last friday )= - KrisFricke

2004-12-13 11:00:10   I WAS HEALED! THE POWER OF WIKI COMPELLS ME! - PhilipNeustrom

2004-12-13 11:16:30   I spend my days leafleting and evangelizing to those dear unconverted souls. Let them see the true light. The power of wiki creation. Seriously though, I tell everyone about wiki and seem like a dork : ) - JackHaskel

2004-12-13 12:58:01   I believe! - KenjiYamada

2004-12-13 13:17:40   Before I found the wiki, I was lost and alone. It was as if I was walking through a strange land (called Davis) without knowing how or why I was here. But the wiki changed all that. I have a new purpose in life, and a real family. So to all of those lost and bored souls, I say believe in the power of the Wiki, and bask in Its knowledge. - BrentLaabs

2004-12-14 19:53:40   That image is so good I've been singing hymns uncontrolably for the last 2 hours. - DanMasiel

2004-12-14 20:35:31   yeah iwiki is preatty allr ight mang - TravisGrathwell

2004-12-17 20:03:09   I keep leaving all the computers at work on wiki... - AmeliaCarlson

2004-12-17 20:10:20   I've got all my relatives reading it — is that a good thing? - KrisFricke

2005-01-15 17:07:35   I've got everyone in my dorm hooked on it —GiladGurantz

2005-01-15 18:15:49   'aight —MarieHuynh

2005-01-15 20:33:32   If you really want to live a more fulfiling life (and by fulfililng I mean less broken links in the path of knowledge), try to do one or two acts of wikivangelism a day. It might be as simple as telling a friend, or coming up with a new ad. I find myself writing the website on Campus chalkboards with free space all of the time. —BrentLaabs

2005-01-17 22:51:57   for a while the wiki and I had strife, but now I love the wiki even more than ever. I want to have 10,000 of its babies. —RohiniJasavala

2005-01-26 14:58:24   Daviswiki makes me believe that the internet can save mankind. —RishiTrivedi

I couldn't agree more —DanMasiel

2005-02-23 18:13:35   I am spreading the awesome word of the wiki on the radio KDRT - I believe that together, we can reach salvation! —KarlMogel

2005-04-21 18:37:05   Truly, Wiki is the way. —GeoffJohnson

2005-05-05 04:16:45   the wiki owns my soul, it keeps me up at night, it is my god —MichelleAccurso

2005-05-05 09:31:47   I am proud to say that I have been brought to the Light of the Wiki through the efforts of Brother JackHaskel. May the Wiki continue to shine down upon all true believers, and bring others to the light. —CindySperry

2005-05-21 01:18:08   Blessed be! I have seen the Wiki light. Thank you, Brother Jack! —EllenSeeley

2005-09-09 13:44:01   I'm an out of state student and without the wiki i would have been lost. Praise the wiki and it can show you the light, as in how to get residency. —NathanielJarrett

2005-09-30 15:51:00   I told all of the freshmen in my discussion sections about the wiki — if you need to know something, the wiki is the place. Hallelujah! —BrentLaabs

2005-10-14 11:11:16   Now all members of the Student Nutrition Association have been alerted to the beauty and wonder that is the Wiki. —AnnaJones

2006-04-11 20:07:26   I know this wiki is true. I know that Philip is a prophet. I know that the current source code for this wiki was given to us by god! —AaronBurda

2006-07-25 01:09:33   I tell people to use the wiki for places to eat. Cause God wills it. —CarlosOverstreet

2006-09-28 18:32:50   It is easier for a bicycle to pass through a crowded intersection, than for a man with a slow connection to enter the kingdom of Wiki —PaulCernea

2007-02-05 17:50:55   Apparently, we're not the only ones who think wiki and religion mix. —BrentLaabs

2007-02-08 08:02:54   Praise Wiki!Praise Wiki!Praise Wiki!Praise Wiki!Praise Wiki!Praise Wiki!Praise Wiki!Praise Wiki!Praise Wiki!Praise Wiki! —StephenHjellum

2007-05-10 21:40:37   I was lost, but now I have found the path to righteousness —MaryLieth

2007-06-25 19:08:38   Summer advising is coming up soon and I'm wondering if there is anything we can do to promote the wiki there. Assuming the university will let us, anyone up for tabling? —WilliamLewis

We need a printable design for a sticker!! I think that Steve Lambert's handout design would be cool to hand out at summer advising. See the design on the Wiki Flyer page under "Brainstorming." We need a print-ready version of it and someone willing to take the initiative to getting it printed. The funds can be supplied, though. —PhilipNeustrom

I've sent off an e-mail to the orientation people asking what we need to do to make this work. KarinaSummers already said she'd help out and I'm looking for others. I'm not gonna be able to do all 20 or so orientations on my own. I would be willing to have stuff printed, but I'd need the money up front as I don't have much of my own money at this point in time. —wl

Email me your phone number and I'll meet up with you sometime this week and give you mad cash. You're in town? —PhilipNeustrom

  • You have to be a registered SPAC group to table at summer advising. I tabled for ASUCD the past two years and gave out a lot of davisiwki stickers at the ASUCD table. So you might want to drop some off at the table. I believe Kareem will be speaking at most of them. -JamesSchwab
    • If that's true, I'll register a DavisWiki club. Who wants to be an officer? -wl

Tabling is off the table. I got this email today.


Unfortunately you may not table as the deadline to register a table is way

past and I am not sure what your exact affiliation is with the campus. We

only allow the governing departments table (for example, individual club

sports can't table but Campus Rec who oversees them can- that way everyone

is equally represented rather than just a few clubs. However, many of our

Orientation staff promote your Web site in their sessions with the

students. Also, I suggest tabling during Fall Welcome, register to table

at the downtown event at htt://


2008-04-03 12:13:06   Go forth and spread the word of the wiki sayeth the Lord. —CurlyGirl26

2008-04-03 12:13:25   I believe! i believe! —CurlyGirl26

2008-04-23 14:19:21   The other day I was trying to best describe exactly the concept of Wiki is to a group of people. . .but for some reason, I didn't think my explanation really conveyed the essence of Wiki. —CurlyGirl26

2008-06-14 00:21:14   I am filled with the spirit! —BreeButler

2008-08-17 01:55:09   Please advertise this website at the incoming freshmen orientation. I was so disappointed that this site wasn't discussed at my orientation. It seems like such a valuable community resource. —ThanhVu

2008-08-17 13:50:06   That's a good idea. Can we get in on that? How do we do this? —CurlyGirl26

The simple answer is that we can't. Student affairs is filled with bureaucratic stiffs who make and blindly enforce poorly thought out policy. In order to promote the wiki to residents of student housing, we either need to be a SPAC registered group1 or we need to be affiliated with a unit of the university. I know, it's sad. —WilliamLewis

2008-08-17 14:22:44   Bummer. Are there other events that we could possibly table? When I was a student, they used to have days where lots of organizations (not just student groups) would be out on the quad offering information about their services. Maybe we could do something like that instead. Yea, I used to work for UCD. They are notorious for bogus policies. —CurlyGirl26

  • Yes. There is tabling at the Farmer's Market... see my comment to ThanhVu. There's also a very easy way around everything to be able to "get into" UC Davis as an official student organization. I wrote it up awhile back and there's a lengthy comment somewhere, but essentially: having a student group devoted to the wiki does not mean that the wiki has to be a student group. There is a Red Cross student group and a Democratic Party student group that are composed of students — and in no way mean that either the American Red Cross or the United States Democratic Party are student organizations. It just means that they have a student group on campus that works to support their aims and ideals among the student body. In the same way, a group can do so on campus. Many official student organizations are student arms of non-student organizations in the greater world. There's no reason that a UC Davis student has to be head of the American Red Cross just so that there can be a Red Cross club on campus. And unless Howard Dean (the current head of the Democratic Party) is registered as a student, according to William's logic (and he's not alone), the Davis College Democrats is unable to be an official club. The Davis Wiki itself does not require student leadership to be a SPAC registered organization — just the Davis Wiki Student Club. Now, organizing the club with leadership for the minimal SPAC requirements to operate seems fine to me — the wiki itself has a Board of Directors for the minimum legal requirements to keep operating: to take in donations and pay bills. It's not ideal, but it is the practical solution to deal with the requirements imposed by outside law... or in this case, by SPAC. —Evan 'JabberWokky' Edwards
    • It's not that simple. I've talked to people at Student Affairs about this. Creating a club solely to promote DavisWiki, something entirely independent of the university, wouldn't be enough to get a table. We would only be allowed to promote our club, not a third-party organization. —WilliamLewis
      • And that would be fine. The Davis College Democrats push their club — the purpose of which is promoting and supporting the Democratic Party. The UCD Davis Wiki Club could do the same to promote something that they believe in. I see very little difference between the Davis Wiki and the Red Cross in this circumstance, and there is a Red Cross club on campus. Holding some physical meetings to assist people with markup and questions about how the wiki works — i.e., helping new editors and each other... well, that sounds like a pretty good idea to me, and is pretty much directly in line with what the other various student groups do. Teaching markup and cooperative editing versus teaching CPR.... getting the word out about how people can help their neighbors through the wiki versus getting the word out about blood drives. Honestly, the Red Cross is a pretty good example of a Davis Wiki-like group because they are also focused on helping communities in specific ways. The Davis Wiki is also about helping the Davis community — in the specific ways of connecting and documenting the community.—Evan 'JabberWokky' Edwards
        • To paraphrase one of the people I spoke to about this, "Don't do it, it won't work." If someone wants to pursue this, they're welcome to try, but it is an exercise in futility. -wl

2008-08-20 11:31:45   This looks like the perfect event if you're looking to advertise Davis Wiki on campus: The event is designed for student organizations. Get a few students together to organize the "Davis Wiki Club" on campus and register it with SPAC, and then that club can advertise with its own table at the Activities Fair in October. I do not think this is an exercise in futility. The club could be a student organization dedicated to UC Davis students improving a community resource, Davis Wiki. If anyone is serious about doing this, and I will bet a large amount of money that it CAN be done, you should also look into


2010-03-01 14:50:12   I have been spreading the word and bringing lost souls into the fold. —DagonJones


1. Unacceptable because SPAC groups have to be student groups with student leadership. The idea of leadership is contrary to the idea of the wiki. Also, we are a community project, not soley a student project.