Expanding the documentation
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Thu Jun 12 18:03:39 UTC 2008
Jim Campbell wrote:
> Hi Phil,
> On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 3:35 AM, Phil Bull <philbull at gmail.com
> <mailto:philbull at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I've created a few Wikipedia-style quality-control banners  which
> could be used for categorising pages with problems. Please let me know
> what you think.
>  - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Philbull/Test
> Like others have said, I like the wiki banners, too. "Cleanup
> Required," and, "Style Cleanup," seem to be pretty similar to me, though.
> Would we have any links included to provide further detail about the
> headings? Maybe use the bold parts of the heading to link back to a
> wiki page that describes the banner's purpose in greater detail.
> For example, Wikipedia provides a description of what would qualify a
> page as a Candidate for Speedy Deletion . If we're going to use
> these headers, we should provide similar information about what they mean.
> I think using them is a great idea, though. :)
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Criteria_for_speedy_deletion
Agreed, I think the banners look nice, but could use a little more
detail. Linking back to a wiki page would be helpful for this. Some
other possible categories for banners in order to be more precise:
Deals with Unsupported Version(s) of Ubuntu (similar to Phil's Old
Needs Updating for Latest Version(s) of Ubuntu (say it deals with Gutsy,
but not Hardy - also similar to the Old Version tag)
Also, Candidate for Deletion may want to be expanded to include outdated
material. Of course, these banners/tags can be mixed and matched on
different pages depending on their content.
All of these should somehow go hand in hand with a CategorySomething
(perhaps included in the banner itself) so it is easy for us to keep
track of what pages are marked with banners by looking at the
Re: Official Documentation sidebar: I don't think this is necessary
unless you are looking to mark certain pages as approved by the Council
or some such thing. May need to tone it down a bit, as well, it's a
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