[pmwiki-users] New WikiGroups on pmwiki.org [Was: Volunteering for a PITS issue]

Peter Bowers pbowers at pobox.com
Mon Oct 8 00:56:42 CDT 2012

On Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 10:20 PM, Petko Yotov <5ko at 5ko.fr> wrote:

> I'd like to have some arguments from the community why we should or
> shouldn't have a dedicated Skins/ group.
> Thinking more globally, should we do something for the other languages,
> especially, should we have a SkinsFr/ and a CookbookFr/ WikiGroups for the
> French language pages (among 20 languages)?
> If so, should we have separate *-Talk and *-Users pages for the other
> language versions? Or we could have a global Talk/ and Users/ wikigroups
> automatically related to all CookbookBg/ and CookbookDe/ pages which are
> just versions of the Cookbook/ page in English. (Moving existing *-Users
> pages to a different group will be done automatically, not manually.)

I think moving Skins into their own Skins group makes a lot of sense.  If
you are searching for a skin then you are not looking for a recipe.  If you
are looking for a recipe then you are not looking for a skin.  They are
different enough that having them in the same group just complicates any
kind of browsing, etc.

Beyond the Skins/ group I would recommend not having separate language
groups for skins or for *-Talk or for *-Users.  I think even if the huge
translation effort could be done it would be a practical impossibility
(with a community of volunteers) to keep this maintained.  Thus you would
constantly be dealing with obsolete documentation with no easy way to know
whether this translated page was up-to-date against the original or not..

Thus my recommendation is to Keep It Simple.  Separating out Skins is
simple and will introduce no additional burden of upkeep/maintenance.
Let's just leave it at that.

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