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-===== WikiNoob =====+====== WikiNoob ======
  
 A WikiNoob is a user who is definitely pro-wiki but lacks a fundamental understanding of the wiki culture, process and features. As a consequence, this person will make use of the wiki in a way that attempts to replicate unnecessarily the pre-wiki ways of doing business. This can be caused by resistance to change, ignorance of wiki features, or both. A WikiNoob is a user who is definitely pro-wiki but lacks a fundamental understanding of the wiki culture, process and features. As a consequence, this person will make use of the wiki in a way that attempts to replicate unnecessarily the pre-wiki ways of doing business. This can be caused by resistance to change, ignorance of wiki features, or both.
  
-==== Example ====+===== Example =====
  
   * manually writing revision information onto each wiki page instead of using the built-in versioning feature   * manually writing revision information onto each wiki page instead of using the built-in versioning feature
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   * many more... (please feel free to add more)   * many more... (please feel free to add more)
  
-==== Solution ====+===== Solution =====
  
-Unless critical mass adoption has already occurred and overcomes the pattern, this may be hard to solve from within the wiki itself and may later lead to  [WikiUnproductivity]  if not addressed in time.+Unless critical mass adoption has already occurred and overcomes the pattern, this may be hard to solve from within the wiki itself and may later lead to Wiki unproductivity if not addressed in time.
  
-A [[WikiGardener|WikiGardener]] will not suffice. One solution is for a [[WikiZenMaster|WikiZenMaster]] to become friend with the [[WikiNoob|WikiNoob]] and slowly and gently educate him to the best practices and better ways of conducting business in a wiki environment.  This approach is limited by the availability of a [[WikiZenMaster|WikiZenMaster]] and may not be sufficient in situations where there are many  [WikiNoobs]  and few  [WikiZenMasters]  .+A [[WikiGnome]] will not suffice. One solution is for a [[WikiZenMaster]] to become friend with the [[WikiNoob]] and slowly and gently educate him to the best practices and better ways of conducting business in a wiki environment.  This approach is limited by the availability of a [[WikiZenMaster]] and may not be sufficient in situations where there are many  [WikiNoobs]  and few  [WikiZenMasters]  .
  
-==== Related Patterns ====+===== Related Patterns =====
  
-  * [[Too+much+structure|Too much structure]] +  * [[Too much structure]] 
-  * [[WikiZenMaster|WikiZenMaster]] +  * [[WikiZenMaster]] 
-  * [[WikiGnome|WikiGnome]] - also known as WikiGardener, a person who keeps the wiki running smoothly by fixing broken links, typos, and improving the overall flow and quality of content. Champions and WikiGnomes are critical to the success and quality of the wiki. +  * [[WikiGnome]] - also known as WikiGardener, a person who keeps the wiki running smoothly by fixing broken links, typos, and improving the overall flow and quality of content. Champions and WikiGnomes are critical to the success and quality of the wiki. 
-  * [[OverOrganizer|OverOrganizer]] +  * [[OverOrganizer]] 
-  * [[Do+it+all|Do it all]]+  * [[Do it all]]
  
  
  
 ---- struct data ---- ---- struct data ----
 +classification.type  : Anti-Pattern
 +classification.focus : People
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