[pmwiki-users] benefits of the Groups system

Tegan Dowling tmdowling at gmail.com
Tue Mar 14 09:12:04 CST 2006

On 3/13/06, christine the sprite <sunhawk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Someone asked me about a week about whether i intended to use Groups to
> organize my wiki and i must confess that i'm a little unclear how it would
> benefit users to encourage them to use Groups for submitting new pages to
> the wiki.  I understand that from an organizational point of view it's
> always better to group things in like categories, i just don't understand
> what practical benefit or how it will make a difference to how people use a
> wiki.  I'm just worried that people will forget to put the group name in or
> will misspell it and so i need a good reason as to why users should bother
> in the first place.

What Chris and Roman said, plus
* You can have shorter pagenames, since the group that a page is in provides
context.  Otherwise, for pagenames to be self-explanatory (which you will
really, really want, if the site becomes a success and grows), they have to
be extra well- and systematically-named.
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