There have been a few posts here by search committee chairs, veteran faculty members, etc so it's clear that some people on the institutional hiring side are looking at this wiki. This makes me wonder — how is wiki-posting viewed by people at hiring institutions?
One possibility is that they like it — if applicants have access to this wiki, perhaps institutions are bothered less frequently by requests about the status of the search. Instead, applicants get their information from here. Another possibility is that they dislike it because it takes away their upper hand of controlling the information. For instance, I can imagine a situation in which a search gives a first offer to someone and gives a limited amount of time for them to decide, reasoning that if the first person turns it down, they would quickly offer it to a second person. In the old days before the wiki, the second person wouldn't necessarily know that they were the second choice. However, now that second person can potentially see that an offer was given and could take another offer in the meantime (reasoning that the job is gone).
Anyone want to chime in here? Are there any search committee members lurking with an opinion on this? Have any applicants heard through the grapevine (e.g., from mentors) how hiring institutions view the wiki?