On Monday 14 April 2008 06:11:05 pm Josh wrote:
Rajko M. wrote:
gives me idea to create list of official categories that are monitored by wiki editors and list them in some way. Benefit is simple, if one wants to have article visible use official categories or include new category in the list.
This might be the way to limit problem of potentially unlimited number of categories and still have everybody free to contribute articles in the way they want.
The same is valid for Portal. Attempt to sort all articles by few wiki editors failed few times. I'll list in Portal page few portals that exist under that name, create or leave some that I'm interested in.
All articles go in alphabetic index stretched over few pages.
-- Regards, Rajko
First off, my apologies for not being very active lately. I have been busy with a lot of other work lately. I begin contributing more often again once summer comes around. I plan on trying to figure out a decent layout for the portal navigation and/or page layouts.
Official categories would probably be a good idea. It would be important for these categories to be "advertised" well so that people do not just go on creating new categories as they do now. I believe someone mentioned having a list of the categories on the edit pages. These official categories could be listed there.
Thanks for hanging around.
I guess that having link to http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE_Style_Guide http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Browse http://en.opensuse.org/Portal/Templates with very short explanation that they should be used as guidance will help a lot.
And categories in openSUSE:Browse would be the official ones.
As mentioned, no one can prevent users from creating new categories, the Wikipedia has tons of them, but with set of official categories wiki editors would have lesser to worry about. Message to users would be simple: If you want your article to be automatically listed in 'openSUSE Browse' than use provided categories.
The general idea is to limit wiki editors focus to some articles so that quality can be raised. New guys, when they come with question where they can help, should have answer, not as I used to say: "Look around and find what would you like to do."