I confess to not thinking about making a Notebook 'public'.
As mentioned elsewhere I have a 'shared' Notebook on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Micro Four Thirds camera which has been going well with lots of members now. Each of them has the ability to add and modify Notes. This means we can end up with a larger information database. The danger, is of course, as mentioned above, that they can cause me problems with my upload limit. But as this is currently at 6GB I somehow doubt it!
But I like the idea of getting more people involved by sharing it as a public link. They can then decide if they want to join as a full member so to speak, or email me a link to an article.
If someone joins a 'public' Notebook:
1. Can they see email addresses of people who are sharing the Notebook?
2. Can the originator see the people who join?
ps here is a link to the Notebook:
Hi Chris - if it helps, I promise not to Gazbomb you
This is what your link looks like to me - (att)
- but I think making a public shared notebook editable is a fair definition of "hostage to fortune" - 99.999% of your audience are probably mature human beings (in some cases very very mature), but there's always a joker. Even internal Wikis that I run need close editing to ensure the content stays on message and legal, decent etc.
Public affairs like Wikipedia resort to banning individual members for misbehaviour, and there's no counterpart to that in Evernote (yet). You could invite people to apply for membership and then invite them individually by email, but there's an obvious admin overhead; or as you suggest, you could simply invite contributions by email and add them centrally to a read-only notebook.
There are many advantages to having a motivated group of people collaborating on a knowledge base - you get a lot of peer-reviewed content added very quickly; but I think we need a few more bells and whistles in Evernote yet to do that safely.
I use Evernote constantly but don't speak for them. Opinions here are my own based (more or less) on age, experience, and common business sense.
Evernote read what's posted here, and take it into consideration setting priorities; they don't normally comment on individual cases, or offer any forecasts or promises on whether or when a new feature might be released.
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