[pmwiki-users] Wiki maintenance

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Fri Aug 30 08:00:12 CDT 2013

First, I'll note that I don't see anything wrong with putting site
(pmwiki.org) maintenance details into the PmWiki/ group.  It won't 
automatically become part of the distribution.

On the other hand, there is the Site/ wikigroup which is explicitly 
intended for site-specific documents, so perhaps Site/Maintenance or 
Site/SiteMaintenance is where documents and notes about maintaining
the pmwiki.org site could go.  

The main reason I'd give for not choosing to put it in is that it
doesn't seem to be an obvious place that people think of for it.
OTOH, perhaps we should start encouraging this as a pattern, perhaps
even going so far as to create a template/dummy page to be included
in the distributions.

For a category tag, I suggest [[!SiteMaintenance]].


On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 11:07:16PM -0400, michael paulukonis wrote:
> >If I understand correctly, the [[!Maintenance]] category was used in the
> past for pages needing some fixing.
> Simon said pretty much the same thing, which surprised me, since it _looks_
> like it's _about_ maintenance, as opposed to _needs_ maintenance.
> "WikiMaintenance" was suggested, but that sounds a bit like smurf-naming
> (wiki-edit a wiki-page to make wiki-changes when you are doing
> wiki-maintenance in a wiki-group).
> I was asking because there isn't a page in the wiki with this information
> -- how to maintain the wiki, the difference between despam and desandbox,
> etc.
> It should not go into Core distribution, as it pertains to the maintenace
> of the PmWiki website itself.
> Since there seems to be only a small handful of pages with the
> [[!Maintenace]] tag on them, and there is a page Cookbook.Maintenance --
> which is, unsurprising, not named so in order to draw attention and have
> itself fixed, as much as it is _about_ maintaining the cookbook -- I will
> probably double-check any existing tag of [[!Maintenance]] to see if it
> should be changed to [[!NeedsMaintenance]] or [[!NeedsAttention]] or
> [[!UpdateMe]] (they aren't the same -- one is definitely needs change, one
> is asking for another set of eyes), as will as creating a page about
> Maintaining the wiki.
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> On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 4:10 PM, Petko Yotov <5ko at 5ko.fr> wrote:
> > michael paulukonis writes:
> >
> >> Where would a page on wiki-maintenance at PmWiki.org go?
> >>
> >> The pages under PmWiki/ get bundled for distribution, correct?
> >>
> >
> > On pmwiki.org, pages that are into the distribution have a small gray
> > star before the "View Edit History..." actions.
> >
> >
> >  In which case, site-specific notes should be frowned upon.
> >>
> >> Thus, a note regarding "don't put stuff into the PmWiki/ group" wouldn't
> >> go into the PmWiki group... so.... where?
> >>
> >
> > Notes related to the pages should go to their *-Talk pages. For example,
> > questions not yet answered, things you are not sure, ideas for improvements
> > (but you can be bold and improve the pages without long discussions).
> >
> > If you need me to look into a page, place a category link [[!UpdateMe]]
> > near the place where I should look (a short message about what I should do
> > can help me if it is not clear enough).
> >
> > If I understand correctly, the [[!Maintenance]] category was used in the
> > past for pages needing some fixing.
> >
> > I am not sure if pages in the core distribution should have any categories
> > in them.
> >
> > Petko
> >
> >
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