[Slackdocs] Great effort - how do I start?

Nocturnal Slacker nocturnal.slacker at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 23 23:39:21 CEST 2012

I agree. We definitely need to get the basic structure and plan in place 
before we stray off on tangents. You'll just need to occasionally 
wrangle (as the cowboys do with cows) us all and point us in the 
direction we need to be following.

I had wanted to post a couple of howtos. This was the only reason I slid 
slightly off-topic.

I have to attend to real life for a while. I shall return... ;)

~V. T. Eric Layton, Nocturnal Slacker

On 08/23/2012 05:22 PM, Eric Hameleers wrote:
> Op 23-8-2012 22:58, Nocturnal Slacker schreef:
>> That is pretty cool! This was actually a question that I was about
>> to ask. So, basically new page creation is done by creating the link
>> with the main domain URL + TOC heading + page title. Is this correct?
> New page creation is done by typing a URL with a page name which does
> not yet exist. The Wiki assumes that your intention is to add that
> page and shows you the appropriate controls.
>> If you create a page using a TOC sub-heading that doesn't exist,
>> does the wiki still create the page and later allow of TOC
>> modification by staff to add the new sub-heading?
> The page will always be created. Theoretically it is totally
> irrelevant whether you use a namespace or a cascade of namespaces (
> like http://docs.slackware.com/wiki:user:nocturnal.slacker ) because
> the Wiki search function, the recent changes page and the site index
> give you ways of finding back your page.
> To make your page be found more readily, you would add a link to your
> page inside another (already existing) wiki page. That is the manual
> approach.
> What I want to achieve through the use of page tags (the {{tag>foo
> bar}} markup you see at the bottom of several pages) is to have
> auto-populating TOC pages. Having to manually update the TOC is
> nobody's favourite job, so we will let the Wiki do all the work.
> But not just creating Tables Of Contents is possible. For instance, I
> created http://docs.slackware.com/tag:needs_attention as an aggregator
> for pages that have the "needs_attention" tag. This empowers anyone to
> flag a page and if the admin team checks the aggregation page
> regularly we have an asynchronous means of communication about issues
> with pages.
> There is so much more we can do with the Wiki. But lets focus on
> getting the guidelines for authors and editors written up so that we
> can work from a joint perspective. Then we can draft up the TOC pages.
> On 08/23/2012 03:57 PM, Eric Hameleers wrote:
>>> You just type a url like http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:my_new_howto
>>> , click "create this page" and see what happens.
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