Continuing the discussion from What’s the ideal discussion platform?:
That’s interesting. So, you basically want a version of Wikipedia that presents information in a truthful way with verified facts? And what’s an “easy deliberative tool”? What is it supposed to do?
How will the fact-checking mechanism work? How can it be protected from manipulation?
You want more details about DokuWiki to see whether that would be a good basis for your project? There are dozens of different wiki systems out there. And there is even a site which can compare the features of all of them: WikiMatrix.
Also, you need to consider that most wikis can be extended considerably with plugins. There is probably a combination of wiki and plugins that will bring you pretty close to what you want to have. WikiMatrix considers the existence of plugins to some degree. Here’s a comparison between three excellent wikis:
I’ve decided to use DokuWiki, because it made the most overall “advanced” impression. It’s hard for me to come up with a definite list of all possible features for DokuWiki, because that would mean that I’d need to search through all of the available plugins for DokuWiki – which are very numerous.
So, let me just list some interesting features of DokuWiki:
There are Access Control Lists which can give different users and user groups different rights for viewing and editing different parts of the wiki
There is no database, only text files. This should make it very easy to save copies of the whole Wiki. Extracting information out of databases can be quite complicated – especially without dedicated tools for that purpose.
The default theme uses HTML 5 and is responsive and mobile friendly
It supports namespaces for pages. Effectively, this is more or less a directory structure for pages.