Splitting up wiki pages considered harmful

Matt Mackall mpm at selenic.com
Fri Mar 28 09:17:50 CDT 2008

On Fri, 2008-03-28 at 12:10 +0100, Adrian Buehlmann wrote:
> On 28.03.2008 11:33, Thomas Arendsen Hein wrote:
> > Hi Adrian!
> > 
> > I believe that it isn't helpful to split all wiki pages, this makes
> > editing them harder as you first have to find where to edit before
> > you can start.
> > 
> > Additionally it makes reformatting them harder, as you would have to
> > go through many pages to make a rather small change.
> > 
> > Please revert ProjectsUsingMercurial to the previous state.
> > An improvement for that page might be to have e.g. a table with
> > columns [project page, repository link, description].
> > 
> > 
> > Similar for TipsAndTricks: I don't know how to _easily_ add a single
> > tip. I know you can do it, but the purpose of a wiki is that
> > everybody can do it.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Thomas
> > 
> > P.S.: Thanks for improving the wiki pages in general, just don't go
> > so far that no one else can assist you :)
> > 
> It is not my intention to split *all* wiki pages.
> I splitted ProjectsUsingMercurial and TipsAndTricks.
> I do find TipsAndTricks much more easier to edit as it is now.
> The larger tricks made it very difficult to main.

I actually like the long page format for something like TipsAndTricks.
That way a curious user can just sit down and scroll through all of them
to fill her brain with new ideas rather than having to click back and

It'd be nice if we had direct links for editing subsections ala
Mediawiki. Moin itself is doing something like this:


= Joy of errors =
<<Include(/Errors, ,editlink)>>

= Installing and upgrading =
<<Include(/Installing, ,editlink)>>

= Configuration Files =
<<Include(/ConfigFiles, ,editlink)>>

Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.

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