[pmwiki-users] Archiving old/obsolete pages

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Wed Aug 30 21:00:26 CDT 2006

On Wed, Aug 30, 2006 at 09:03:41PM +0000, Pico wrote:
> > christian.ridderstrom <at> gmail.com wrote:
> > > On Wed, 30 Aug 2006, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> > > 
> > > Btw, are we using the word "archive" here in the same sense as used by 
> > > gmail?  (I think that would be good... why delete when we can archive.
> > 
> > I mean "archive" in the sense of "don't show archived pages in searches,
> > pagelists, and backlinks unless we provide an option that explicitly
> > asks for them."
> > 
> > Whereas "delete" means "don't show this page any more, even if we 
> > ask for it."  
> > 
> If searches and pagelists are what is driving this, then we can at least start
> by making the searches on PmWiki.org a bit more selective by having default
> parameters specified on the searchresults directive on the Site.Search page.
> For example, we could start right away by focusing on existing 
> groups and either excluding certain groups 
> (group= -Cookbook-VI,-Test ...) or by specifying the certain groups 
> (group=PmWiki, Cookbook, PITS ...)  See PmWiki/Search to test
> searches limited to those three groups.

I don't think limiting searches by group will quite do it --
there are pages in the Cookbook and PmWiki groups that need
to be archived.  Examples include the "superceded" recipes in
the cookbook, as well as some documentation and discussion pages
in the PmWiki group from long ago.


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