[pmwiki-users] Wiki maintenance

michael paulukonis xraysmalevich at gmail.com
Fri Aug 30 08:12:17 CDT 2013

Oh, dear, it seems I've accidentally wakened an Elder God!

The Site group sounds reasonable, as does [[!SiteMaintenance]]] - which
doesn't smell remotely like SmurfNaming.

I should have thought of that before - I use pages in my own Site group for
notes about the specific site.

>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.

That's what search and cross-reference linking is for.

-Michael Paulukonis
Interference Patterns (a blog) <http://www.xradiograph.com%5Cinterference>
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On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 9:00 AM, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com>wrote:
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
> 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.
> -Michael Paulukonis
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