[Webcom] Restructuring the wiki
Milo van der Linden
mlinden at zeelandnet.nl
Mon Jun 16 12:30:26 EDT 2008
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"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."
This is the main reason I did what I did and do what I do. I am willing
to structure and I do not intend to urge others to use structure, but
since it is a wiki, I feel free to do what I want with the best
intentions to make information easy to reach for others.
Jason Birch wrote:
> 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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