Wiki Index was Re: Wiki editors
scott at tnstaafl.net
Thu Jul 17 22:35:55 CEST 2008
OK, I understand...
> The purpose of user pages is generally for users to tell readers
> about themselves.
> "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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