Splitting up wiki pages considered harmful
adrian at cadifra.com
Fri Mar 28 09:23:58 CDT 2008
On 28.03.2008 14:43, Rafael Villar Burke wrote:
> Adrian Buehlmann wrote:
>> On 28.03.2008 13:13, Mads Kiilerich wrote:
>>> I do however agree with TAH that splitting pages up behind-the-scenes
>>> like it is done on ProjectsUsingMercurial makes it less intuitive how to
>>> edit the pages. If I see something on a page and wants to edit it then I
>>> should be able to press edit and then be able to edit it. With the
>>> alphabetical ordering the page is easy to read and navigate, and if the
>>> source was on one page it would be easy to edit. Splitting into subpages
>>> based on initial letter seems artificial and without any benefit.
>> Ok. I disagree, but well then :(
> I think splitting the TipsAndTricks page is indeed a nice idea, but I'm
> not sold to the idea of splitting the ProjectsUsingMercurial one for
> the following reasons:
> - the list makes sense, IMHO, mainly as a marketing tool to advertize:
If you are after marketing: Mercurial has at least one project for
every letter of the alphabet.
> ¡hey, a lot of great and/or big projects are using Mercurial, and you
> can do it too!, not to be used as a software directory (or this is a
> secondary use case, IMHO).
> - that's why the ordering shouldn't also be purely alphabetical, but
> relevance based (and its second level ordering could well be
Now we are getting into political mine fields...
Good luck at maintaining that by consensus.
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