[mythtv-users] Wiki reorganization (was re: MythArchive Guide - Burning TV Programs to DVD)

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 00:20:20 UTC 2007


On 3/13/07, Rod Smith <mythtv at rodsbooks.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday 13 March 2007 17:05, Steven Ellis wrote:
> >
> > One item to note is none of my customer use the MythTV Wiki as they find
> > it far too hard to navigate. We have links from our support pages to
> > selected wiki pages, but most of the time our customers come straight back
> > and question why we don't have equivalent content within our own support
> > site.
>
> Sorry to hijack this thread, but this comment does bring up an important
> point: The wiki really is confusingly organized. There's lots of overlap
> between different high-level categories and between individual entries,
> making it hard to find things sometimes. This is understandable given the
> organic way in which a wiki grows, but IMHO, it may be time to "trim the
> tree," as it were, and do some high-level editorial maintenance on the wiki.
> Some of this would be a matter of adding, deleting, and removing links, but
> some of this would require merging multiple existing entries into single
> entries, splitting other big entries into multiple entries, and even cleaning
> up the structure of existing entries. Making such changes would be a pretty
> massive undertaking and could easily step on peoples' toes, but I thought I'd
> bring it up to see if there's any interest in putting together a group to do
> this.

I agree, both that some sort of organizing needs to take place and
that it would be a relatively big undertaking.
What do you propose?  perhaps working it out before going through with
it will help minimize the pain and confusion.

-- 
Steve
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