Maintaining the Wiki

A while ago we switched from supertuxkart.sourceforge.net to simply supertuxkart.net. But we also made a lot more changes: a new version of MediaWiki, a new skin, and, perhaps most importantly, no more open user registration.

Why? Well, there were a number of reasons. There was no quality assurance on the old wiki. The problem with running a website using wiki software is that it's still a wiki: anyone can edit it. If we had maintained a separate wiki, this might not have been quite such a problem, but as a result, the entire website looked unprofessional, confusing, and outdated.

Our new approach is to only allow a few select people have wiki accounts. We now have a service that automatically syncs the wiki content with GitHub, and you can fork the repository, submit pull requests, and file issue reports—all without allowing wiki account creation. This page covers how YOU can start contributing to keep the wiki organized, friendly, and up-to-date.