[pmwiki-users] Wiki farm confusion

Tegan Dowling tmdowling at gmail.com
Wed Mar 15 19:06:55 CST 2006

On 3/15/06, H. Fox <haganfox at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> On 3/15/06, The Editor <editor at fast.st> wrote:
> > As for my barn idea--I hope no one thought I was joking about calling
> > the base the barn.  I think it is a good idea!  A farmer keeps his
> > main equipment in the barn, and that barn can be located in any field.
> >  The equipment in that barn can be used to cultivate multiple fields.
> > He can even put the barn in some secure area, separate from any field,
> > if he wishes. Or he can be a small time farmer with one field with one
> > barn (a simple install).
> It's a good and creative suggestion, but I think the trend of taking
> off our straw hat, climbing off of our tractors, and toning down the
> creation of new farm-related labels might be the way to go.
> > As I've read through the maze of posts, it's become quite obvious to
> > me we're using the word farm in multiple ways:  a farm install (the
> > approach), a farm field (a field), "the" farm field (the barn field),
> > the farm itself (the barn).  That's where the ambiguity is.  Using my
> > barn idea seems to make thngs very simple, clear, and intuitive--which
> > is what makes PmWiki so great.  It separates the code (the equipment
> > in the barn) from the data (the fields, where our wiki's are hopefully
> > growing).
> FWIW I switched to "home installation" in my document.  "Farmhouse"
> seemed a little over the top.  :-)
> Hagan
> (humming the theme song from "Green Acres")

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