Reporting and Triaging ODP file

Philip Wyett philwyett at gmx.com
Fri Aug 8 09:36:38 UTC 2008


On Fri, 2008-08-08 at 02:45 -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> On Friday 08 August 2008 02:21, Philip Wyett wrote:
> > On Fri, 2008-08-08 at 00:54 -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > > On Fri, 08 Aug 2008 04:02:10 +0100 Philip Wyett <philwyett at gmx.com> wrote:
> > > >It is not just this particular page I want to highlight alone as there
> > > >are a considerable amount like it on the team wiki at present. I wish to
> > > >promote that extra bit of personal organisation when creating wiki pages
> > > >helps the wiki's organisation then look after itself.
> > >
> > > In my experience wikis tend to have rather flat name spaces and that is a
> > > feature and not a bug.  Organizing by author I don't understant at all.
> >
> > Wiki's do not have a flat structure of pages by design. It is the page
> > creator who locates their files in such a flat structure. If we worked
> > day to day in a flat structure we would have no such thing as folders
> > and we would all just throw our files in our home directory and work
> > like that.
> 
> Right.  You said that to a guy with 12393 messages in his inbox.  With 
> appropriate search tools, it's not a problem at all.  Generally I find stuff 
> on w.u.c via search and not by guessing based on namespace.
> 

I would prefer to keep to the subject in hand that is the team wiki.

I by no means want anything done by guesswork and never suggested that.
The 'FindPage' which allows searching by numerous methods i.e. word,
title and category etc. all make the wiki easier to navigate. I just
feel if a user placed their personal works on the wiki as sub pages it
would be easier for them and easier for anyone trying to clean and admin
the wiki content - I know this from my experiences over the last month.

One of the best methods for grouping related content on the wiki if
structured well is the categories; that if added to pages at creation
time become the glue that binds documents for a specific subject,
project or group together. If anyone would like assistance creating a
category, feel free to email me and I will only be too happy to assist.

I see the page and sub page structure as better IMO, others may not see
it that way, but it's up for discussion to whomever is interested.

Regards

Phil
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