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Re: [opensuse-wiki] Re: Mentoring session - December 27th, 17h00 UTC
  • From: DenverD <DenverD@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 13:42:01 +0100
  • Message-id: <4B321019.80104@xxxxxxxx>
DenverD wrote:
i tried to understand all the mumbo-jumbo about templates, portals,
namespaces and and and and.....and finally figured out that those
things don't interest me in the least..

just to mumble some more: i ran into Frank Sundermeyer's just posted
"Namespaces for the wiki.o.o" and tried (really did) to figure out
what the frick...even spent some time reading (until my nose hit my
keyboard in a hail of zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzs) and realized we need two
DIFFERENT sets of guide lines: one for the
wordsmiths/editors/proofreaders/whatevers (normally called a 'style
guide') and one for the folks that take the words/articles and
*format* them to give that pleasing "it all hangs together" look..

count me in the former category...then i can look at words in today's
wiki without joining a team *or* understanding the marching orders to
be given sunday evening by the wiki skeleton builders, i think...(or,
are they gonna tell me some new information about capitalization,
redundancy, unnecessary remarks/comments, grammar and etc?)

and, to do that i never need to understand Frank's concern about
namespaces, portals and other 'programmer talk'..

let me say that a different way: if it is a requirement that i
understand Frank's note or the pages he references, count me out!

on the other hand, if i originate a new article i promise i will do it
in OpenOffice writer (or more likely a plain text editor) and 'hand'
it to a wiki markup language smart geek to format and partition as
needed to make hang real pretty on the bones... ok?

question: will there be an enduring team who can and will take a
coherent, well written/structured and needed article consisting of
WORDS and add the wiki markup?

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