[pmwiki-users] Attic for old pages (Was Re: fmt=#headerinclude)

christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com
Sun May 28 05:36:23 CDT 2006

On Wed, 24 May 2006, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:

> But as others have noted, there are a lot of "old" pages in the PmWiki 
> and Cookbook groups.  We don't necessarily want to remove them entirely, 
> because sometimes they have useful content, but maybe we should get them 
> out of the way of searches and the like.  I propose that we create an 
> "Archive" or "Attic" wikigroup where we can move some of these older 
> pages, and that pages in this group won't participate in the standard 
> searches unless list=all is specified.

I definitely think we need to do something about them. Your idea sounds 
good, although wouldn't we have to use several "attic"-groups in order to 
know from which group the page originally came?  They could be called 
something like:


Then there is also a need to more easily "move" a page to an attic group, 
preferably without losing the page history.

Maybe there is another way to mark a page as depreceated or moved into the 
attic?  What if we introduced a special tag, that tags a page as 
depreceated and pagelist will by default not include pages with this tag?
Or perhaps it shouldn't be a tag, but rather a special 'Attic' category?

Anyway, if we could somehow mark a page as being in the "attic", we 
wouldn't have to move it, and hence no problem with keepign it's history. 
Basically it's just hidden.

In fact, we could even envision two levels of this:
* Depreceated - a set of pages that will eventually disappear from
   pagelists etc.
* Archived - a set of pages that aren't by default included in pagelists

What do you think?


Christian Ridderström, +46-8-768 39 44               http://www.md.kth.se/~chr

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