Author Topic: Task | Identify structure of wiki | reqruiting / assessing  (Read 8653 times)

bongowongo

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Re: Task | Identify structure of wiki | reqruiting / assessing
« Reply #45 on: October 01, 2012, 02:26:13 pm »
There is a reason why shopping sites keep track of what you click on and make suggestions on what you should look at next, or what other people did following what you just did: thinking flows by association.
An article should be in as may categories at necessary.

If I just completed my install, it's just natural for me to wonder "what else" I should install before leaving the installation phase.

By installing the extension. Please note that extensions are version specific.

I added a few pages that that address some of the above needs. Please see the section title "Ongoing" on my user page: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/User:Mcefan#Ongoing

Make the "discussion" tab of a page the standard communication medium for pages maybe?


That is the function of the "recent changes" special page: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Special:RecentChanges
It can be filtered, but it's still labor intensive though, not automated.

Thanks for you insight and points of view
So where do you want to start? What is the best approach?

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Re: Task | Identify structure of wiki | reqruiting / assessing
« Reply #46 on: October 01, 2012, 05:06:01 pm »
So where do you want to start?
I already started. I'm not for discussing things at infinitum. The rubber has to meet the road somewhere, and people have been complaining for too long. Whatever I can do while I'm reading, I will do, keeping in line with the decisions that have been made in the discussions (whenever they exist).
The problem I have is that I've just been around 2 weeks, so I do not know
enough yet. All I know is that learning has been extremely difficult, and that's highly abnormal for me because I learn fast ad read a lot. So I just decided to do something about the problem.
I actually started before even knowing that others were at it, because I could not even find that. I keep stumbling on things here and there in a disorganized fashion (lots of reading, good note taking, and luck). As I find things, I place them where they could easily be found, so others can contribute (at first, I thought it was not possible - that needs to be fixed). It was not CLEAR from the initial contact in the environment (something to remedy).

That said, I started with the ability to find things because that seems to be the biggest hurtle. Cosmetics matter, but "substance you can not find" is a game stopper. The most important thing for me at this time is the structure of the categories (the table of contents of the site). I did my best to read all previous discussions and comments I could find, and summarized them on my  user page. Please take a look.
twodogs 's suggestion needs to be implemented (http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php/topic,11910.msg83542.html#msg83542) along with purps' suggestion (http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php/topic,11910.msg83767.html#msg83767). This is desperate, we need to start something. Adjusting later will just be a matter of recategorizing a few articles (which should be an ongoing task anyway).
Right now, we need to be able to find things if they exist, and group them. At least, if they're not relevant to the user, they are all grouped and he/she can move on to the next one. That's not to say that they should not be flagged as suggested.
The categorization is crucial, and people must clearly see their options (other articles related to the same thing).

So, to answer your question: grouping the articles (categories).

The existing instructions are here: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Help:Editing_advanced#Placing_a_document_in_the_table_of_contents
We need to edit them.

What is the best approach?

Finalize twodogs 's suggestion (http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php/topic,11910.msg83542.html#msg83542) and start moving the articles. Each person can be assigned articles starting within an alphabetical range (for example: I could take care of F-J).
Please read the page I wrote about Article categories (http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Help:Article_categories#Choosing_the_order_in_which_a_page_is_positioned_in_the_category.27s_listing), it explains how to position them in the list.
Also read the classification worksheet for some ideas of how to chose the labels of the categories: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Help:Classification_worksheet.

Once they are grouped, we can assign people to standardize the content, each person being in charge of a section of a top level category.