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 From a //structural// perspective, a wiki does not enforce structure on its users.  Anyone can create anything in the wiki, in any location.  People are free to create their own page structures.  The surprising part is that people naturally __seek__ structure, and will strive to __create__ it when they don't find it.  There is a satisfying feeling that comes with organizing something. From a //structural// perspective, a wiki does not enforce structure on its users.  Anyone can create anything in the wiki, in any location.  People are free to create their own page structures.  The surprising part is that people naturally __seek__ structure, and will strive to __create__ it when they don't find it.  There is a satisfying feeling that comes with organizing something.
  
-From a //security// perspective, a wiki is a highly customizable tool.  A wiki can be open, protected, or private An //open// wiki allows users to self-register and edit wherever they like //protected// wiki allows everyone to read, but limits editing to certain groups of authorized users.  And a //private// wiki restricts viewing (and editingto authorized users.  Of course there are other security variations in between these three types, but the security concepts remain the same.  A wiki administrator has full control over what can be seen, who can see it, and who can edit it.  This is done using a concept called namespaces and namespace security.  [[wikiisms:namespacesecurity|See my page]] on the subject for more details.+From a //security// perspective, a wiki is a highly customizable tool.  A wiki can be open, protected, or private 
 +  * an //open// wiki allows users to self-register and edit wherever they like 
 +  * a //protected// wiki allows everyone to read, but limits editing to certain groups of authorized users.   
 +  * a //private// wiki restricts viewing and editing to authorized users.   
 +Of course there are other security variations in between these three types, but the security concepts remain the same.  A wiki administrator has full control over what can be seen, who can see it, and who can edit it.  This is done using a concept called namespaces and namespace security.  [[wikiisms:namespacesecurity|See my page]] on the subject for more details.
  
  
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