Wiki Overhaul, round 1

Matthew East mdke at
Wed Jun 11 07:27:37 UTC 2008


On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 8:21 AM, Connor Imes <rocket2dmn at> wrote:
> Matthew East wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 2:20 AM, Connor Imes <rocket2dmn at> wrote:
>>> I also marked people's homepages that were either empty or had links to
>>> homepages for Deletion.  If anybody has objections to
>>> this, please speak up.  I would ultimately like email all those who have
>>> homepages and list emails on them to let them know that their homepages
>>> should be on so that we can delete them later (to remove
>>> clutter).
>> Sorry, I answered your private email on this first before seeing that
>> you had posted to the list two, so you're getting this response twice.
>> It's inappropriate to delete these pages. There is a good reason to
>> have a homepage that forwards to the wiki, it's so that when you edit
>> a page, the username that appears at the bottom ("Last edited by
>> MatthewEast at xxxx") is linked to the homepage and people can contact
>> you. The reason for having a page that forwards to the other wiki is
>> to avoid maintaining two pages twice.
> Good call, I didn't realize/remember that it automatically set links for
> some editors (for most it does not).

It won't set links for editors without homepages. For those with
homepages, it should always set the links, unless there is a problem
of some kind.

> I will undo those particular edits
> within the next few days since I won't be around tomorrow and am off to
> bed in a minute.  I'll assume we can keep for deletion the homepages
> that didn't have any content in them whatsoever.

Thanks. Yes, if there is a completely blank page, then I can't think
of any reason not to delete it.

>> There may be the possibility in the future for usernames to link to a
>> launchpad account or a separate "Homepages wiki", but until that
>> happens, we should permit people to create a homepage on each wiki.
> I think it would make the most sense to link to Launchpad pages since
> you use your LP profile to edit the wiki.  Then LP has a link to
> personal wiki pages.

Agreed. After we switch to a more recent version of Moin, we can
investigate with the LP guys whether there is a way of making this

Matthew East
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