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* <span id="tradition">'''tradition.'''</span> microformats have been documented on a wiki since their inception, as a result the wiki is the definitive resource for all matters microformats; not any of the mailing lists. The community has had a longstanding tradition preferring use of the wiki for content over email. We realize this is fairly novel for a standards community, as most standards communities are email-centric (e.g. W3C, IETF). However, for all the above reasons we believe using wikis for content is far superior to email and thus hope that other standards communities shift more of their activities to being web/wiki-based rather than email lists.  
* <span id="tradition">'''tradition.'''</span> microformats have been documented on a wiki since their inception, as a result the wiki is the definitive resource for all matters microformats; not any of the mailing lists. The community has had a longstanding tradition preferring use of the wiki for content over email. We realize this is fairly novel for a standards community, as most standards communities are email-centric (e.g. W3C, IETF). However, for all the above reasons we believe using wikis for content is far superior to email and thus hope that other standards communities shift more of their activities to being web/wiki-based rather than email lists.  
** historical note: microformats have always been developed via public IRC + wiki since 2004 when Kevin Marks and Tantek Çelik first started researching/brainstorming/drafting microformats such as [[rel-license]], [[vote-links]], [[XOXO]], [[hCard]], [[hCalendar]] on the public Technorati Developer's Wiki and the Freenode IRC network. Brian Suda somehow discovered the Technorati Developer's wiki page for hCard, started editing it, and that's how he and Tantek Çelik met. The [[mailing-lists]] were not created until the microformats.org site was launched in mid 2005 and have always been considered secondary to the wiki and IRC channel.
** historical note: microformats have always been developed via public IRC + wiki since 2004 when Kevin Marks and Tantek Çelik first started researching/brainstorming/drafting microformats such as [[rel-license]], [[vote-links]], [[XOXO]], [[hCard]], [[hCalendar]] on the public Technorati Developer's Wiki and the Freenode IRC network. Brian Suda somehow discovered the Technorati Developer's wiki page for hCard, started editing it, and that's how he and Tantek Çelik met. The [[mailing-lists]] were not created until the microformats.org site was launched in mid 2005 and have always been considered secondary to the wiki and IRC channel.
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** Tradition is not a valid reason for doing something. We need an asynchronous method of communication and IRC doesn't work for some of us. Decisions shouldn't be made by a select few that hang out in an IRC channel all day, this is not how you reach consensus. -- [[User:ManuSporny|ManuSporny]] 03:22, 28 February 2009 (UTC)
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** Tradition, in and of itself, is not a valid reason for doing something. We need an asynchronous method of communication and IRC doesn't work for some of us. Decisions shouldn't be made by a select few that hang out in an IRC channel all day, this is not how you reach consensus. -- [[User:ManuSporny|ManuSporny]] 03:22, 28 February 2009 (UTC)
== reasons against ==
== reasons against ==

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The wiki works better than email for content (examples, issues, brainstorms etc.) for numerous reasons.

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