One of my favorite old songs is "People Get Ready".
If I was putting the lyrics together for our purposes, I'd rearrange them a little, like this:
People get ready
There's a train a comin'
It's pickin' up passengers from coast to coast
All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin'
Don't need no ticket, you just hop on board
The wiki train is comin, that's for sure. This week 80 people registered as contributors and twice that number visited pages. We have twenty people signed up already as monitors. So we're pickin up passengers from throughout the University. At this moment -- when the wiki is so chaotic, most of it is still empty, the style hasn't emerged, and things seem so out of focus -- we all certainly need faith to hear the engine going. But if we keep focused on the goals, make sincere contributions, respect the views of others while forcefully advancing our own, I promise you will be surprised at the progess that gets made.
You don't need no ticket, just hop on board...