[Webcom] Restructuring the wiki

Jason Birch Jason.Birch at nanaimo.ca
Mon Jun 16 12:24:46 EDT 2008

Hah, somehow I don't see Frank as the bewildered type, despite his
protestations. :)

I don't have any particular opinion on the structure that you have
chosen, and I applaud all of the effort that you put into categorization
over the weekend.

My main concern is that there is not so much structure imposed on the
wiki that it becomes impossible for volunteers (currently, you!) to
maintain.  However, without structure information is really difficult to
find, so as long as you or others are willing to organise pages as they
are entered, then I think this is a good compromise.  And I think that
most users will pick up on existing categories if they are consistently


-----Original Message-----
From: Milo van der Linden
Subject: Re: [Webcom] Restructuring the wiki


Thank you for your comment!

If the policy is that events be listed on the main page; then that is
the place they have to go. I totally agree on you.

I agree with keeping the wiki mainly unstructured; but in my opinion it
would be good if there is some sort of divisions in the wiki that is
more or less controlled like with forums where you have people that
restructure, move posts related to topic and so on.

Individual users with no knowledge of the structure should not be
hindered to post as they like. But I would like to get to a situation
where for instance; If I see someone post something that is related to
the Netherlands; I can add "Nederland" as a category and thus enhance
our little local chapter corner of the wiki ;-)

So please, stay bewildered and let others assign categories to your
posts as they like. You can for instance see that I spent about 30
minutes assigning OSGeo Members to the category "Board of Directors"
which is fine for me since I am somehow a control freak on that point

Kind regards,


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