Wiki gardening

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A small page where we can discuss and come to agreements on common styles when adding or editing pages. Currently there are three people actively gardening in this wiki and there's likely to be more in future. So it would be great if we had a place to work out common style guides.... --Mgaved 13:06, 6 December 2006 (GMT)

Special pages

The special pages link on the left hand menu bar of the wiki is a great resource for finding pages which need gardening, e.g. orphan pages, too short and too long pages, etc...

Page names

Try to make page names meaningful - bearing in mind that the site is used by lots of folk for different things. So, for example, if a page is related to Second Life then include the words Second Life in the page name (remembering that pagenames are case sensitive).

Case Sensitivity

When naming pages, remember that they are case sensitive. "Main Page" is not the same as "Main page".

Colour Schemes

Some proposed swatches --Mgaved 00:14, 13 February 2007 (GMT)


Still kind of fluid - sometimes we have discussions in the schome community forum and at other times within the wiki pages themselves - tending not to use the discussion panels within the wiki.

Comments within wiki pages are put in italics and are indented to try to show threads. We use four tildes (~) at the end of each comment to insert the name of the commenter and the date/time - as per the following faked example:

First comment - PeterT 07:57, 10 December 2006 (GMT)
Response to first comment - PeterT 07:57, 10 December 2006 (GMT)
Response to response to first comment - PeterT 07:57, 10 December 2006 (GMT)
Another response to the first comment - PeterT 07:57, 10 December 2006 (GMT)
Now it's getting confusing ... ;O) - PeterT 07:57, 10 December 2006 (GMT)

One of the things we need to decide is how to deal with 'resolved' comments - so for example, if someone suggests a page needs changing and then someone makes the suggested changes should:

  • the suggestion comment be deleted?
  • a response comment be posted saying that the changes have been made?
  • the suggestion comment plus a response confirming changes made be move to the discussion panel as a kind of archive (or does this duplicate the history function?)
  • other ... ???
Prevailing view - meaning mine and Mark's! - is that they should be moved to the discussion panel once resolved - any other thoughts? - PeterT 12:08, 10 December 2006 (GMT)

Suggestions for website restructuring

Suggestions for achieving uniformity of schome look and feel resources across the different tools