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PaulR #1
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Subject: Hello
I'm Paul R.

 I'm a local historian, a member of a historical group, and we want to keep notes in a logical, linked manner. We also want the computer files which hold these notes to be human-readable, rather than in some proprietary binary code which will be unreadable 20 years from now. Dokuwiki seems to be the answer. All of the pages are in a very specific format to aid in searches that cannot be done with a free-form page. For example, the file on a person will contain the links to parents, but the parents file will not link to children. This is so you don't have to do double-entry of data, and pray that every other editor who did do the double entry did it right. But this means you have to do a very particular search to find the children of a person, such as "parent=John Smith", which means all the files have to specify the parent in this format. The combination of Dokuwiki search capabilities and tight page format seems to work excellently.
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