Wiki Business

Max Spevack mspevack at
Fri Jul 11 11:20:05 UTC 2008

On Fri, 11 Jul 2008, Nigel Jones wrote:

> 1)  We now have a bot on the wiki, appropriately named Wikibot, this can be 
> used for general repetitive tasks such as en-mass addition of categories to 
> pages, and some general clean-up tasks that needs to/should happen once in a 
> while.

How do we use it?  Do you have any examples?  It sounds cool!

> 2)  Some pages are getting a bit too big, while some are getting useless as 
> time goes on (information for EOL releases.  As such I propose the addition 
> of two new name spaces...
> a) Archive: (without talk pages)
> Purpose - To allow archiving wiki pages pertaining to EOL releases, and/or 
> are no longer relevant to the general user
> Benefits - With proper setup (not searched by default for instance) we can 
> help speed up searches and remove old information from general end users, BUT 
> still be there for those interested.  Pages like the old Extras and FSA pages 
> come to mind immediately.
> b) Meeting: (with talk pages)
> Purpose - Allow some separation of end-user based content and 
> board/committee/group meeting logs
> Benefits - Marginal, similar to the purpose of Archive though, basically, 
> somewhere to keep meeting logs in a place where they can be optionally 
> searched but not by default

Definitely in favor of the Archive: idea, and don't have a strong 
preference either way on the Meeting: idea.


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