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Jim
2005-12-01, 17:51
It's great the initiative ceejay started, but on some pages I can see an issue where some things are going to be changed, then reverted back and then changed again depending on what people think. I've left a dirty great comment on a page because I don't know where else to leave it.

Whilst it's great to be able to do this, sometimes it would be nice being able to flag things that need changing, or discussing changes before they happen.

Now, do we create a comments page "Wikipedia style" or have a forum thread/section for this?

Ideas?

ceejay
2005-12-01, 23:46
It's great the initiative ceejay started, but on some pages I can see an issue where some things are going to be changed, then reverted back and then changed again depending on what people think. I've left a dirty great comment on a page because I don't know where else to leave it.

Whilst it's great to be able to do this, sometimes it would be nice being able to flag things that need changing, or discussing changes before they happen.

Now, do we create a comments page "Wikipedia style" or have a forum thread/section for this?

Ideas?

Not sure if I've missed something, but I can't see your "dirty great comment" anywhere ... perhaps someone has already deleted it!! ? :-) (Actually I think not because the last changed stamps don't show a change?)

I agree about the potential for infinite circular change, especially on some of the religious-war subjects such as EAC vs CDex vs whatever. Isn't the wiki principle that you're supposed to just let this happen and that a sensible group of people will eventually converge - if not to a single answer then at least to a reasonable statement of the alternatives?

Otherwise I'd suggest, if you see controversy coming or discussion required:

(1) as a principle lets try to remember that this is a beginners guide, so we don't need to go into all the fine detail, and we probably don't to be putting people off too much

(2) as a first step, post in the forums. How about just tacking on the end of my original "ANNOUNCE" message? We can debate stuff there.

(3) If you feel really strongly about something and you haven't got consensus here yet, create your own "Personal View" page and link to it.

As a develoment of the latter idea, I think there is quite a lot of mileage in "ThisIsHowIDoIt" pages - if someone has worked out their own way of doing something, expound it in detail in a separate page. Seeing a few of those from different people might be very helpful for a beginner.

Thanks again for joining in!

Ceejay