Wiki Index was Re: Wiki editors
stroller at stellar.eclipse.co.uk
Thu Jul 17 21:33:39 CEST 2008
The purpose of user pages is generally for users to tell readers
"Hi, my name is Bob and I've been an Openmoko user for 2 years. I
have a PHd in technical writing and I enjoy contributing to the wiki
in my spare time."
Just look at some of the Wikipedia user pages for fuller examples -
there they often display "awards" for number of edits made, the
user's country of origin (even countries they've travelled to!)
spheres of wiki interest and probably even hobbies!
It is right and logical that user pages shouldn't be indexed.
It is wrong (and "illogical") that zedlock should be listed only on
Quicksand's user page - it should have a proper page to itself.
I am reminded of my previous post over a reluctance by users to edit
the wiki - perhaps Quicksand was being modest in not creating a new
page for his own software, perhaps he didn't wish to create a new
page because he felt that the wiki "belongs" to Openmoko or to
Brenda. Whatever, that information should probably be moved to a new
page (although I have to admit to being reluctant myself to edit
someone else's userpage!!).
On 17 Jul 2008, at 16:31, Scott Derrick wrote:
> to me a site index is a site index. If its not complete it should
> so at the top in bold print.
> It makes no sense to only show some of the Wiki, isn't the point of
> thing to provide full access to the community?
> Steven ** wrote:
>> That's a user page. I can understand why that wouldn't show up in
>> index. Make the zedlock section a real page first. And tag it with
>> the "Software" category.
>> However, I can't imagine a hand-edited index to ever be accurate for
>> more than a day. I'd stick with the auto-generated index pages like
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