We're not talking about WikiPatterns, a now-defunct site and book.

A rhetoric of wiki will develop page patterns that writers can use to articulate internal structural relationships that emerge from the conversational thread.
* ThereforBut? - claimed as the simplest and most dominant on c2 wiki
* ThereforButOneTheOtherHand?
* ThereforButOkSoHowAbout?

Use page patterns

Start new page?
One refactoring strategy is to suggest an internal relational structure for the developing page, eg, separating and linking parts with therefore... and an optional but... (see Wiki:ThereforeBut, and Wiki:ThreadsConsideredDrivel for examples).
switch to Berthoff Mode

Ann Berthoff has confronted this problem in her discussion of sentence patterns in F/T/W. She presents sentence patterns as "ways out of chaos," much as I imagine page patterns can work. Some prototypical page patterns might look like
- a pattern for stating and considering dependencies: ItDependsOn?
- a pattern for stating if-then, with an option
- pattern for breaking an explanation into several parts
* a pattern for articulating parallel points or reasons in a series
* ...

Like sentence patterns, these page patterns are not meant to be formulas but heuristics. Consequently, writers do not need a large set but could use a good collection. Many will arise from enactment.

There is a list of refactoring strategies at Wiki:RefactoringWikiPages to use as a starting point for more patterns.

more on page patterns

PatternMode as an organizational strategy can become a generative act. It not only addresses reading and understanding, but makes explicit the (organically initiated and developed) structure that has arisen in the thread mode collaboration.

page layout
* Wiki:WikiPageLayout on WardsWiki? presents some general guidelines on how wiki pages are typically organized - a sort of wiki page style guide.
* There some discussion on patterns and pattern forms on Wiki:PatternForm and a list of page patterns on Wiki:WikiPageLayout. But these are not the patterns I'm thinking of.
* Nor am I thinking of modes, such as ThreadMode and DocumentMode (and others such as FAQMode?, DialogMode?, etc.

text: /ComposingProcessesEvolveFromInside?


Factors for Wikis Success
EmmaGuthrie - EditingPagesOnTheWikiELG
There are no comments on this page.
Valid XHTML :: Valid CSS: :: Powered by WikkaWiki