[pmwiki-users] Blog proposal
arndis at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 16:57:59 CST 2006
On 12/15/05, Waylan Limberg <waylan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/15/05, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
> > > and the page name? any name will do?
> > Any name will do.
> The only thing I have to add here is that it would be nice to have the
> option to have the pagename automaticly created from the title entered
> in the post upon save (or perhaps some other data provided by author -
> creation date etc). This would require some way of bringing up the
> edit form for an unknown page name.
Since the full pagename is the permalink, having it give the date and
a sanitized post name is an excellent idea.
> A few different ideas I have:
> * Groups of 2005, 2006, 2007... Each group contains all the blog
> entries for that year. Great for organizing archives
> * or perhaps each author has their own Group for their respective
> blog. The blog trails would be "Pm.Blog", "Alice.Blog" and "Bob.Blog",
> where "Alice.SomeEntry" would be a post by Alice and
> "Bob.AnotherEntry" would be by Bob. Then perhaps "Site.Blog" would use
> a list to display the latest post's of all authors combined.
> *Another option is that the author could use each group as a category
> so that all entries for that category would go in its respective
> group. Of course, that would limit to one category per entry unless
> the page was shared across groups. Either way, some may prefer that
All of these are good. What that tells me is that where an entry is
stored, and where it can be accessed should not be identical. I
should be able to find entries by author, at the homepage for the
AuthorName group. Or by category, at the homepage for the
CategoryName group. Or by date, using years or months and years. I
don't care much where the posts are actually *stored*, so long as I
can access them by their metadata facets. I think I see now why so
many blogging tools use database backends.
A blog that occupies an entire wiki has more choices of how to do
things and how to access its archives. Since we have wikifarms, do we
really need to figure out how to contain a blog inside a single
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