General Principles

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Re: General Principles

Post by naderman » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:13 pm

I guess that works too. I was thinking of it more as an iterative process. Besides what's in the wiki isn't necessarily set in stone either. I'm afraid things might not get properly documented in the wiki if one waits too long to do it.

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Re: General Principles

Post by code reader » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:51 pm

on the other hand, when someone updates a wiki entry, there is little visibility to the update operation, and pretty soon you are talking with yourself.

of course, discussion should eventually mature and consensus migrate to the wiki.
it also helps if discussions make frequent reference to the wiki, because it attracts more traffic, and the assumption is that some of the readers will stop and edit the wiki.

of course, the perversion on top of perversion is that the wiki contains a "discussion" link.

if i knew how, i would change the "discussion" link of the wiki to point to the appropriate thread in the forum...
ideally, pressing "discussion" in the wiki will look if appropriate topic exists, and will either open the "New Topic" or "Reply" accordingly.


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